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I was born in the Midwest and miss those winters. I now reside in an area where there are way too many bugs and green leaves during December.
I’m a survivor and fighter of many things and, most importantly, I’m a Gryffindor. Despite dark themes present in my books, and at one point in my life, I still believe in magic.
Even though I became an official “adult” five years ago, I’m still drawn to writing realistic books for teens that explore a darker side to the teenage years. My novel, STILL BREATHING, explores suicide, self-harm, and the consequences of a long-kept secret.
While STILL BREATHING wasn’t the first book I ever wrote, it was the one I couldn’t put in a digital drawer to collect dust. I somehow managed to get my book to catch the eye of the lovely Tina Schwartz and The Purcell Agency.
I’m a copy editor and editorial assistant to Lydia Sharp at Entangled Publishing. I also work as a freelance editor and proofreader, and love to read any YA, NA, and adult books in my spare time. I have an unnatural obsession with Chicago, Dean Winchester, and Friends (the TV show). You can connect with me on Twitter, @Judi__Lauren.