SHC Employee Releases New Novel

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:45am
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Spring Hill College Web Content Manager Laura McNeill, who writes under the name Lauren Clark, released her fourth novel this week. Pie Girls, set in Fairhope, Ala., has been named Amazon’s #1 “Hot New Release under Women’s Humorous Fiction, and is currently ranked #3 on Amazon’s ebooks/humor list & #21 in ebooks/romance.

Readers are describing Pie Girls as a “wonderful book” and a “sweet weekend read.”

McNeill, a former TV news anchor for CBS affiliates in Dothan, Ala. and Watertown, N.Y., released her first novel, Stay Tuned, in 2011, followed by Dancing Naked in Dixie, set in Eufaula, Ala., and Stardust Summer. Her books have received recognition from the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the William Faulkner-Wisdom competition, and Romance Writers of America. Her novels have sold more than 22,000 copies worldwide and are widely available on Amazon, Audible, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Page & Palette book store in Fairhope, Ala.

For more information, visit, the Lauren Clark Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @LaurenClark_Bks.

To pick up a copy of Lauren’s latest novel, Pie Girls:


Pie Girls Summary:

Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she’d never return home to Fairhope, Alabama. After marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big-city life—Carrie Bradshaw style.

But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband’s had a mid-life crisis. He’s quit his job, cancelled her credit cards, and left her for another man. Searcy returns to Fairhope, ready to lick her wounds. But when her mother falls ill, she’s is thrust into managing the family business—only to discover the beloved bakery is in danger of closing its doors forever.

Enlisting the help of the adorable bike store owner next door, an array of well-heeled customers, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Searcy hatches the plan of the century to save Pie Girls.