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Lauren Bjorkman

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Palo Alto, CA, The United States




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I am the author of two YA novels, MY INVENTED LIFE and MISS FORTUNE COOKIE. I also contributed a short story to the anthology THE FIRST TIME.

Though I grew up on a sail boat and loved traveling the world as a kid, I'm still afraid of the ocean. I much prefer other modes of transportation these days--plane, train, or car. Walking is best.

I love books with multi-faceted, intriguing characters. The best one make me laugh, cry, and turn the pages long past my bed time.

When I'm not reading or writing, I spend time with family and friends, talking about everything under the sun. Add in some good food to the mix, top it off with chocolate, and I'm truly happy.

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Published on July 14, 2019 06:09
Average rating: 3.51 · 1,033 ratings · 201 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Invented Life

3.50 avg rating — 517 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Miss Fortune Cookie

3.40 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The First Time

4.03 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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message 3: by Jalil (last edited Jun 06, 2013 08:10AM)

Jalil Hi Lauren
Thanks 4 be my friend

Alexandra Aldrich Hi Lauren, Please consider reading/rating my new memoir The Astor Orphan. Some have said it reads like a 19th century novel, since you like Jane Austen! Thanks, Alexandra

Mahsaa Thanks for the add

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