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. Laura Chapman on November 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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

  2. chicklitplus on November 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this Meredith!

  3. Julie Valerie @JBValerie on November 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    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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