Copyright © 2014 Lauren Hallstrom

Last updated November 8, 2014

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Lauren Hallstrom
Teen Author

Welcome!

Dreamweaver

In November of 2012, I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a nationwide challenge to write a full novel in 30 days. I won Douglas County Libraries’ Teen NaNoWriMo contest and my novel received the grand prize of publication through Douglas County Libraries. The product of this month-long event is Dreamweaver, written at the age of 15 and published September 2013.


Now, nearly a year later, Dreamweaver won a silver medal in the Juvenile Fiction category of the EVVY Awards, a well-regarded book award presented by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. I accepted the award on August 23, 2014. As you can see, all winners receive a lovely medallion on the front covers of their books!

Click here for a full list of the EVVY Award winners, and press the button below to find out more about my debut novel.

My Debut Novel Dreamweaver is a CIPA EVVY Award Winner!

Released September 14, 2013.

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I receive little royalties from book sales from sites like Amazon. If you would like a large portion of the cost of the book to go directly to me, the author, please order from BookCrafters.

Click here to view an online article about my first book, Dreamweaver.

Dreamweaver Excerpt

Read an excerpt from the book for free!

Lauren’s Poetry

I have been writing poetry even longer than I have been writing stories. Here’s a selection of my poems written over the years, posted here for your enjoyment.

Revealing…The One Hundred Words Cover!

To the right is the fabulous cover for my upcoming novel, One Hundred Words. I am so excited about this book!


On February 21, 2014, it was announced that I won Douglas County Libraries’ 2013 Teen NaNoWriMo contest. Douglas County Libraries will sponsor the publication of One Hundred Words, my newest novel!

I wrote One Hundred Words during NaNoWriMo in November 2013. It is nearly twice as long as Dreamweaver. One Hundred Words is now available! Order here.

Click on the button below to learn more and to read a summary of this upcoming novel.

One Hundred Words
One Hundred Words
One Hundred Words is Now Available!

Watch the lovely trailer for my newly released novel, One Hundred Words!


Interested? One Hundred Words is available at the BookCrafters Bookstore and Amazon.


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