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Lauren Faulkenberry

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Lauren Faulkenberry is author of the novels BAYOU MY LOVE and BAYOU WHISPERS, the novellas BACK TO BAYOU SABINE and JUST THE TROUBLE I NEEDED (all from Blue Crow Books), and the children's book WHAT DO ANIMALS DO ON THE WEEKEND (Novello Festival Press). She is a contributor to the anthology HUNGRY FOR HOME: Stories of Food from Across the Carolinas With More Than 200 Favorite Recipes.

Lauren divides her time between writing, teaching, and making artist books. Originally from South Carolina, she has worked as an archaeologist, an English teacher, and a ranger for the National Park Service. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Georgia College & State University, where she attended on fellowship, and earned her MFA in Book Arts from
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Lauren Faulkenberry Lately I just try to power through. I take the Hemingway approach, which is to sit in front of the page (er, laptop) and start writing. If the words…moreLately I just try to power through. I take the Hemingway approach, which is to sit in front of the page (er, laptop) and start writing. If the words don't come, I stare at the screen for a while anyway. Sometimes I only write a few hundred words and have to switch gears. Sometime's I'll go back and read a few pages to try to find my groove again. Sometimes I'll pick up a favorite book and read a bit to loosen up. I could rattle off a dozen exercises I've read in books, but I consider writer's block to be like a battle of wills. I just have to be stubborn enough to lure my creative side out in the open when it wants to lay low.(less)
Lauren Faulkenberry Being able to invent people and worlds, of course! I play the "what-if" game a lot in my head: what if that conversation had gone differently, what…moreBeing able to invent people and worlds, of course! I play the "what-if" game a lot in my head: what if that conversation had gone differently, what would make the most awkward Christmas dinner ever, what if I inherited a house and had to fix it and there was a handsome firefighter living in it?

I spent my life falling in love with great books that were moving, and smart, and funny, and sarcastic, and romantic, and terrifying, and now I'm having a blast writing my own stories that (hopefully) do some of those things. (less)
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In early December, the fella and I decided to take a "for real" vacation. We hadn't done this in, well, we couldn't remember. To us, that was a good indication of how badly we needed to take some time off. Because my job gives me a month of furlough (sort of), and he had use-or-lose vacation days, we took the plunge. Continue Reading →

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