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Sweet Success for Laura Hayden


By: Darby Karchut

Darkwood Crossing, Cover

Congratulation to Laura Hayden (writing as Elle Vaughn) on the recent release of her first middle grade novel, DARKWOOD CROSSING: BAILEY, THE CRITTER SITTER. The book is a result of a collaboration between Laura and long-time friend and past PPWC presenter, Yvonne Jocks.


Pitched as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Babysitters Club, it’s the first book in a proposed series. It’s published by Parker Hayden Media, home of the popular Dogwood series of sweet romances. Pick up a copy at Amazon, Parker Hayden Media, and from indie booksellers around the world.


Laura Hayden and Yvonne (Von) Jocks as Elle Vaughn.
Laura Hayden and Yvonne (Von) Jocks write as Elle Vaughn.

Laura Hayden writes as half of Elle Vaughn. As a kid, when Laura wasn’t watching TV, she was reading. Her eighteen novels and short stories straddle multiple fiction genres and include vivid characters, action, suspense, and humor. Yvonne (Von) Jocks, who writes as the other half of Elle Vaughn, is the author of more than twenty novels. She lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her dogs, her cats, and her imaginary friends.

Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

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