The windmill Tennessee Williams rented and lived in while writing several of his plays, on campus at SUNY-Stony Brook Southampton, where Lauren completed her Children's Literature Fellowship.

The windmill Tennessee Williams rented and lived in while writing several of his plays, on campus at SUNY-Stony Brook Southampton, where Lauren completed her Children's Literature Fellowship.

Big news! Lauren's middle grade novel, IGGY TOAST, was accepted to two super-helpful-and-fairly-competitive mentoring programs: The Rutgers University Council for Children's Literature One-On-One Plus Conference (October 2017) and Author-Mentor Match (2017-present). Lauren's mentor, Melissa Sarno, will debut her novel, JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS, in June 2018. Preorder it here or--even better!--from your favorite indie bookstore.


Older big news! Lauren's chapter book, HOW TO BE A BAD GUY, BY DALLAS BOTTOMLEY, won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Work-In-Progress Award for chapter books!  

To find out more about the award, please click here or here.  (Source: SCBWI, 2016; EasternPennPoints, 2016)


Lauren was a 2015 Children's Literature fellow with SUNY Stonybrook and studied under Emma Walton Hamilton, Cindy Kane, Patricia McCormick, and Ann Whitford Paul. For information on Lauren's work as a "kidlit" fellow, please click here. (Source: Pottstown Mercury, 2015)


For Lauren's essay published in This I Believe: On Motherhood, please click here. (Source: NPR's The Bob Edwards Show, 2012.)