Copyright © 2014 Lauren Hallstrom
Last updated November 8, 2014
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Lauren Hallstrom is the author of the CIPA EVVY award-winning novel Dreamweaver, which she wrote at the age of 15 during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a nationwide challenge to write a novel in 30 days. Her novel won Douglas County Libraries’ 2012 Teen NaNoWriMo contest and was chosen to be sponsored for publication. She won the contest for the second year in a row and published her second book, One Hundred Words, at the age of 17.
Lauren lives in Parker, Colorado with her parents, three younger brothers, and a hyper cat. When she’s not homeschooling or working at the library, she spends her time reading voraciously, writing poetry, and dreaming up new stories.
When I was 6 years old, I wrote my first story, which was about frogs in a lunchbox. I went on to write progressively longer stories, but Dreamweaver was the first one I could really call a novel. I handwrote Dreamweaver, my debut novel, when I was 15 during NaNoWriMo, a challenge to write a novel in 30 days. My book won the Douglas County Libraries 2012 Teen NaNoWriMo contest. It was published by BookCrafters and edited by Peggy Peterson of Peak Editing and Virtual Support.
I was thrilled to go through the transformation from writer to author. It’s not something every teen gets to experience, and I’ve learned so much about the process, including how stressful it is! But it’s worth it.
I also participated in the NaNoWriMo challenge again this year and wrote my novel One Hundred Words, which won the 2013 Teen NaNoWriMo contest and will be published in October 2014. I am thrilled to work with my publishers and editor to release this second book. In addition to writing novels, I love to write shorter stories and poems, and I’ve made it a goal of mine to write one poem every day.
Like most writers, I am also an avid reader! I enjoy writing book reviews and reading any book I can get my hands on, but I especially love fantasy fiction. Take a look at the list below to see some of my favorites!
In my spare time, I work at the library, tutor kids, and eat far too much chocolate!
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Young Adult Fiction
Books and Classics I Love