Cover reveal: Hard Hats and Doormats

I am thrilled to participate in the Cover Reveal for author Laura Chapman’s debut novel Hard Hats and Doormats! Laura’s blog Change the Word is one of my favorites and I am so excited to watch her segue from blogger to author and I wish her much success in her writing career.



Drum roll please!

 Hard Hats and Doormats

 Nice cover ay? (I just returned from Canada…)


Lexi Burke has always been a stickler for following rules and procedures. As a human resources manager for a leading Gulf Coast chemical company, it’s her job to make sure everyone else falls in line, too.


But after losing out on a big promotion––because her boss sees her as too much of a yes-woman––Lexi adopts a new policy of following her heart instead of the fine print. And her heart knows what it wants: Jason Beaumont, a workplace crush who is off limits based on her previous protocol.


While navigating a new romance and interoffice politics, Lexi must find the confidence to stand on her own or face a lifetime of following someone else’s orders.


Who says nice girls have to finish last?


To celebrate the cover reveal for her debut novel, author Laura Chapman is sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits about the making of Hard Hats and Doormats here and on other blogs with her “Hard Hat Confessions.”

Here’s # 4:




Visit for more “Hard Hat Confessions.”


About the Author 


Laura Chapman found a way to mix her love of romance and humor as a women’s fiction author and blogger. A 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Laura studied journalism, English and history. She traveled across the United States as a writer/photographer before settling into a career in communications. She also maintains Change the Word, a blog devoted to promoting women’s fiction and documenting her experiences as a writer. Born and raised in Nebraska – in a city, not on a farm – she is a devoted fan of football, British period drama, writing in bars and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Hard Hats and Doormats is her debut novel.


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  1. Thank you for participating in the cover reveal. It’s great to have wonderful writer friends like you to inspire and motivate me.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this Meredith!

  3. So interesting. So you had a title and a main character with a job… and a road trip to brainstorm…

    Best wishes with the cover reveal! I’m off to read another confession…

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