About Laurie

Relevant. Inspiring. Narratives. 


Laurie G. Westlake is a gifted communicator, born out of a very real and raw journey with Christ. Her quest includes serving as founding director of a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Texas and both long and short-term mission work in Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, Mexico, India and Guatemala. She is a passionate student of the Word in eschatology and apologetics.

But one short conversation with Laurie and you will know that she avoids such churchy terms. Laurie is just real. And fun. Her knowledge of end-times prophecy manifests itself most fascinatingly in her “Narnia-esque” writing in the first acclaimed book Quest for the Life Tree in a series of allegorical Christian fantasy. Her passion for sharing the amazing news of the Gospel is evident in the first cup of coffee you have with her – or the first blog post you read.

Laurie desires to make apologetics – the defense of the truth of the Word of God – and the joy that those with a personal relationship with Christ enjoy – contagious. Originally from Waxahachie, Texas, she and her husband have three grown children and are empty-nesters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Laurie enjoys traveling and cooking and having coffee on her patio with girlfriends who share her love of Christ and of pondering the great things He is doing!

Published Author

Laurie’s latest suspense novel Bent won first place in a Florida writing contest. In addition to her allegorical fantasy book Quest for the Life Tree, chosen as a Top 8 Book of the Year by the publisher and carried by Barnes & Noble, Lifeway, and Amazon, Laurie has had articles published in Virtue Magazine, Today’s Christian Woman, and Women of the Harvest. She has also contributed to Renew, a Devotional Magazine for Women.

Blogger and Speaker

A public speaker for more than seventeen years, bringing stories and humor to her unique communication style, Laurie is now able to share with a wider audience through blogging.

Be sure to visit and bookmark her GoodReads blog for some thought-provoking, crazy encouragement!


Laurie’s quest to follow Christ includes serving as founding director of a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Texas and both long and short-term mission work in Africa, Central America, and India. Her passion for communicating life changing truths also make her everyday life in Albuquerque and her travels a mission field!


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