Hi. I’m Lauren and I write books about doomed love, toxic friendship, and existential dread. My first novel, NOTHING LIKE YOU (Simon & Schuster, 2009), was an RWA RITA Award Finalist in two categories, Best First Book and YA Romance. My second novel, HER AND ME AND YOU (Simon & Schuster, 2010), was a 2012 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. I teach fiction in the MFA program at Antioch University, and also lead weekly novel workshops at Writing Pad in Los Angeles. 16 WAYS TO BREAK A HEART, my next book, will be published by HarperCollins’s Katherine Tegen Books in 2017, and will also be published by HarperCollins in Italy and France.