About me

Hi.  Thanks for checking out my site.  Here is some info about me:

I grew up in Georgia.  I went to college at Yale and law school at Berkeley, then I got married and moved to Los Angeles to practice law.

I liked it.  But after about a year, I got the itch to be doing something more creative.  The itch got stronger.  I found myself typing out random bits of dialogue on my phone and pitching story ideas to my co-workers.  One of those ideas became a script for a TV pilot.  When it didn’t sell, I wrote another one and another one.  Soon, I was ducking out of work to go to pitch meetings at studios and networks.  It felt like I was getting somewhere.  

Then I got pregnant. Unexpectedly.  This freaked me out.  Not because I didn’t want kids, but because I was afraid (ok, convinced) that motherhood would zap my creative potential.

To prove myself wrong, I resolved to write a novel in the first 100 days of my child’s life and blog about it, an experiment I called “embracing the detour” (if you’re looking for an embrace the detour fridge magnet, I’m your girl.  If you’re looking for old embrace the detour blog posts, click HERE).  

That novel was my debut, PARALLEL, which came out in May 2103 from HarperTeen.  My second novel, FREE TO FREE, followed it a year later.  I'm hoping to have some news about my third book soon!

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Thanks for stopping by!

xo

Lauren