Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle
Lauren Myracle
  • Born: May 15, 1969
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author

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Lauren Myracle is an American writer of young adult fiction. She has written many novels, including the three best-selling "IM" books, ttyl, ttfn and l8r, g8r. Her book Thirteen Plus One was released May 4, 2010. Myracle's younger sister, Susan Rebecca White, writes adult fiction, including Bound South (2009), A Soft Place to Land (2010), and A Place at the Table (2013).

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Being an author of banned books is cool, I've decided.
Every time I write a new book, I want to push myself to try something different. Time
Give your kid some credit for being smart - just because they read about something doesn't mean they will do it.
God, it sucks to disappoint your parents, even at forty-two years old. Religion & God
I don't shy from controversy. I'm telling stories, and I'll tell whatever story seems like it wants to be told.
I know I seem really friendly, but I'm a closet introvert.
I understand why parents worry about books - they're worried about their kids. They want to keep their kids safe. But parents aren't always realistic.
Ideas matter. The world matters. Our lives matter, and the choices we make as we navigate our lives perhaps matter most of all.
I'm always drawn to the underdogs, to the people whose stories don't get told.
It's neither my job nor within my capabilities to save people. But a book sure can try.
Kids are smart. Knowledge is power. Let them figure things out. Don't turn into that grown-up who they won't come to. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Power
Kids need to see their world reflected back to them.
Sometimes I worry I'm writing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for teenagers, but I'm not.
What I find cool about being a banned author is this: I'm writing books that evoke a reaction, books that, if dropped in a lake, go down not with a whimper but a splash.
Whatever you hold onto that you want to do, and that other people tell you you are foolish to want to do - don't give up.
When guys talk about sex, eyebrows don't get raised. It's different for girls.