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Lauren DeStefano (pronounced: de STEFF ano) is a lawn gnome enthusiast and New York Times bestselling author of some books, which you can find listed below this bio. For the first six years of her life, she thought she was a mermaid and still has her suspicions. When she isn't writing, she is often composing tweets that make as little sense as possible. They can be found here: https://twitter.com/LaurenDeStefano


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According to the file properties, I started writing this in January of 2009 and made my last revisions before the summer. This is probably the third full manuscript I wrote that didn't sell, but of the three, it's the one I loved the most. Sometimes I think it is the best thing I have ever written/will ever write, and when I'm in a funk, I reread pieces of it to remind myself of why I do what I... Read more of this blog post »
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I NEED BOOK 3 NOW, BARDUGO. I'M NOT PLAYING AROUND.
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message 42: by Ebrahim

Ebrahim Rad thanks to accept :)


message 41: by Mariana (last edited Sep 01, 2013 05:46PM)

Mariana Lauren wrote: "Mariana wrote: "I know it's way past February 17th, but are you still answering questions?"

Hi Mariana,

Do you mean as part of the Q&A I did a few months back? That's closed now, but you can stop..."


Thanks Lauren :)


message 40: by Lauren

Lauren DeStefano Mariana wrote: "I know it's way past February 17th, but are you still answering questions?"

Hi Mariana,

Do you mean as part of the Q&A I did a few months back? That's closed now, but you can stop by my twitter or facebook page and ask me anything you'd like!


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you so much for accepting my friend request 
I look forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 38: by Mariana

Mariana I know it's way past February 17th, but are you still answering questions?


message 37: by Mariana

Mariana Daria wrote: "How interesting would it be for you to write some chapters or scenes from Sever in Linden's perspective? THAT'D BE SO COOL. I'D READ THAT IN A SECOND. Pleassseeeeeeeeeeeeessseeeeee Lauren?"

Ohmygosh! That would be so cool!


message 36: by Aubrey

Aubrey Hello, thanks for adding my to your friend list! I really enjoyed your book it was so different and amazing! You truly have an amazing talent for writing. I'm certain that I will read every book that you publish. Keep calm and keep writing! :D


message 35: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


message 34: by Nardie

Nardie thanks for friending me! i love your books. its so different and amazing!!!


message 33: by Dar

Dar How interesting would it be for you to write some chapters or scenes from Sever in Linden's perspective? THAT'D BE SO COOL. I'D READ THAT IN A SECOND. Pleassseeeeeeeeeeeeessseeeeee Lauren?


Madeleine ONE MORE DAY UNTIL SEVER!! I'll be saving my money!!


Carrolena Silva i like your quote you have on your status! when does sever come out?


message 30: by Mariana (last edited Nov 21, 2012 01:41PM)

Mariana I'm so excited for Sever!!! Can you give any hints as to how it will end?


Chantelle Hi! thanks for accepting me! I love your books :)


Jordan Thanks for accepting! I love your writing:)


message 27: by Jessica

Jessica Thanks for excepting my friend request :) I can't wait to read Sever I'm super excided to see what's going to happen.


message 26: by Chrissy

Chrissy Autumn wrote: "Hi Lauren! :)

I just finished Wither today. I can not wait for Fever. Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Your biggest fan,
Autumn [insert Gabriel's last name here.]

PS: Why is Wither calle..."


No way! She was describing how the girls were "withering"


message 25: by Terra

Terra I read Fever a bit ago (last month, I think) and I also bought Emilie Autumn's new album.

This is where I am going with this. I swear, Emilie's new album, Fight Like a Girl can capture your book. There is a song called "Girls Girls Girls" that totally fits in with parts of Fever.

I had to share this epiphany with you because I love when I find albums or songs that go with the books I read. Seems like Emilie Autumn's songs always do that!

Can't wait for Sever!! x-D


message 24: by Samantha (last edited Aug 05, 2012 09:42PM)

Samantha Lauren wrote: Rhine is pronounced the way it's spelled. Like the river, Rhine, and in "Rhinestone"
Oh thank you:)



message 23: by Lauren

Lauren DeStefano Samantha wrote: "I'm in love with this series:) I finished Fever this morning and I can't wait for Sever. It left me wondering if Rhine will ever see Gabriel and Rowan again. (Is Rhine pronounced like Renee, or wha..."

Rhine is pronounced the way it's spelled. Like the river, Rhine, and in "Rhinestone"


Samantha I'm in love with this series:) I finished Fever this morning and I can't wait for Sever. It left me wondering if Rhine will ever see Gabriel and Rowan again. (Is Rhine pronounced like Renee, or what?)

Gonna have to buy the whole series to read over and over again.

Sincerely, a very happy reader <3 <3


Aleeshas2 thanks for accepting my friend request :)


message 20: by Zoe

Zoe Tribley Hi Lauren
i know i don't know you and this sounds weird but i love you. You're probably my favorite author. And you're super funny. My friend bought your book Whither, last year, and i saw it and i wanted to read it so bad (awesome looking covers draw me in just that much more) but i actually didn't read it until a few months ago when i was at my friends house and i said "hey chick! let me borrow this book!" and now i'm anxiously waiting for my city's library to notify me saying Fever is ready for me to check out, but its taking so long i'm starting to think the library is run by one old lady who has short term memory loss. =__=


message 19: by Crystal

Crystal Holder Just got fever in the mail! So excited to read it.


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message 17: by Hylary

Hylary Locsin I chose "Wither" as the best dystopian novel of 2011 on my blog! http://libraryladyhylary.blogspot.com...


message 16: by Phelan

Phelan Archuleta Congrats on Wither being in the semi-finals! Needless to say, I voted for it.


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Colette Pauline Thanks for the add


message 14: by Natasha

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me. Please check out my blog Paranormal Goddess Book Blog, if you haven't already. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you.


Parvathy Thank you for accepting my friend request. Wither is one of my favorite books.


message 12: by Candy

Candy Just wanted you to know that of the hundred or so books I've read in the past year, Wither is one of the few I still think about, often. I CAN NOT WAIT til Fever. Best wishes on your current writing!


message 11: by Lenmeo

Lenmeo Thank you for writing a book that challenged me to think. (:


Gina (Fantasia Books) thank you for accepting my friend request :D your debut novel was amazing and i couldn't put it down. It's a shame i have to wait until february for Fever :( but it's worth the wait! :)


Beckie Hi Lauren - Thank you ever so much for allowing me to add you as a friend. I am reading your book now and loving it so far. :)

- Beckie


message 8: by Emily

Emily Hi Lauren. Thanks so much for the add. I really like your book Wither. I look forward to reading your other ones. (:


Stephanie ♥Loves Adrian Ivashkov♥ I finished Wither yesterday and I love it! It was amazing!


Elizabetha i bought your book last night, and i am almost finished! it is amazing!


Emily i am so in love with your book. i can't even explain it.


Autumn Hi Lauren! :)

I just finished Wither today. I can not wait for Fever. Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Your biggest fan,
Autumn [insert Gabriel's last name here.]

PS: Why is Wither called Wither? You only mentioned it like once...


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Lauren! :D


Hannah I adored your debut novel Wither and I am lusting for the sequel! When were you expecting it to hit stores?


Aleeeeeza this might come off as terribly random, but you and I share the same birthday--october thirteenth.
i just thought that was so cool. :D


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