About

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photo by Vania Stoyanova

The Short Version:

Lauren Morrill is the author of four YA novels, including Meant to Be (Delacorte) and the forthcoming Better Than the Best Plan (Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Spring 2019). When she’s not writing, she’s busy stalking the shelves of the bookstore and the library in Macon, GA, where she lives with her husband and two sons.

The Long Version:

Lauren Morrill is the author of five YA novels. School Library Journal called her debut novel, Meant to Be, “delightful,” and National Book Award winner Robin Benway said, “I loved Meant to Be!” Better Than the Best Plan, her forthcoming novel with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, releases June 25, 2019, and New York Time Bestseller Jennifer E. Smith called it “a sparkling summer story.” Her books have been translated in several countries, including Germany, Russia, Hungary, and Turkey.

Lauren is active on social media. sharing her life as a work-at-home mom of her two young sons. Followers enjoy her tales of parenting, writer’s block, and her (probably excessive) skincare regimen. Mashable called Lauren “one of those rare authors who tweets more about others’ books than her own.” Her publicist would like her to tweet a little bit more about her own books. She’s working on it.

Lauren grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, graduated with two degrees from Indiana University, spent four years playing roller derby in Boston, and now lives in Macon, Georgia with her husband and two sons. She loves to read and write romance.