Abigail Drake

Award-Winning Author

Romance with humor, heart, and a dash of snark.

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Storyteller at Heart

Abigail Drake is the award-winning author of twenty novels, but she didn’t start her career in writing. She majored in Japanese and economics in college, and spent years traveling the world, collecting stories wherever she visited. She collected a husband from Istanbul on her travels, too, and he is her favorite souvenir.

Abigail is a coffee addict, a puppy wrangler, and the mother of three adult sons. She writes contemporary romance, women’s fiction, and young adult fiction. In her spare time, she blogs about her dog, Capone, and teaches writing classes for children at her local library.

Abigail is represented by Lauren Bieker of FinePrint Literary Management.

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Love, Chocolate, and a Dog Named Al Capone


Pride, prejudice, and a puppy! A romantic comedy from a Labrador's perspective.

Capone, the newly acquired puppy of Miss Josephine St. Clair, owner of Bartleby's Books, is a literature loving Labrador. Obsessed with Jane Austen, and cursed with a terrible name, Capone hopes to change his doggie karma and prove he's just as much a gentleman as the heroes in his favorite books, by finding the perfect Mr. Darcy for the lonely and bookishly adorable Miss Josie.

Unfortunately, the only men Miss Josie seems to encounter aren't Darcys at all. They're Wickhams, Churchills, and Willoughbys. Even worse, there is trouble afoot. Someone has been sabotaging Miss Josie's business, and all signs point to her evil ex.

Can Capone find a way to save Bartleby's Books, help Miss Josie find her true love, and earn, at long last, a name befitting a true gentleman?

***Honorable mention, Writer's Digest Self-Published E-book Awards, 2019, winner of the Stiletto Contest, 2020***

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New Heights Goodreads Giveaway


A meaningless hookup turned into a mental trap. Traveling across the globe to an unfamiliar land, can she free her guilty heart for something better?

Samantha Barnes is ready to break out of her comfort zone. After a disastrous fling with a frat brother, she leaves for a semester abroad in Japan in hopes of an international adventure. But even when she meets a charming Scottish rugby player who feels like her soulmate, she allows her former mistakes to keep him at arm's length.

Taking the time to find herself in the Land of the Rising Sun, Samantha starts to fall for the sexy university athlete. But when tragedy strikes back at home, she fears unresolved trauma will prevent her from chasing the happiness she deserves.

Will Samantha learn to let go of the chains binding her to the past?

New Heights is the first book in the eye-opening Passports and Promises forbidden love romance series. If you like overcoming challenges, addressing dark issues, and heartwarming character growth, then you’ll adore Abigail Drake’s inspiring tale of fate.

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for a free copy today! 


"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"

Hans Christian Andersen