Dare to Dream

Fantasy fiction for middle grade and young adult readers that educates, engages, and inspires.


Audrey Waverly is the least superstitious person in the entire town of Fortune.  At least, until she comes across an unlucky tails-up penny…and accidentally brings nightmares to life.

One Hundred Words

Tess Winters is a collector of words. But when she writes a tale about the Salem Witch Trials and is sucked into her own story, she begins to realize her words are more powerful than she ever imagined…

Lauren Hallstrom

Lauren Hallstrom wrote Dreamweaver and One Hundred Words as a teen during NaNoWriMo, an international challenge to write a novel in 30 days. Both books are CIPA EVVY Award recipients. Lauren holds a BA in English Creative Writing at Colorado State University and spends her time working at a public library and dreaming up new stories.

Cory Gardner, U.S. Senate


“[Hallstrom] has a fantastic writing style and a voice that is perfectly suited for the genre.”

Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards


Lauren is an award-winning middle grade/young adult author and NaNoWriMo blogger.

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