Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

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Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is a former model who lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their three children. She is the author of three young adult novels: Firsts, Last Girl Lied To and All Eyes On Her, under the name L.E. Flynn.

Her debut adult fiction novel, The Girls Are All So Nice Here, will be released in 2021. It has sold in eleven territories worldwide and has been optioned for TV by AMC.

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Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Hi Hannah! Thank you so much for your kind words-- it means so much to me that you loved the book (and Mercedes)! Firsts was planned as a standalone, …moreHi Hannah! Thank you so much for your kind words-- it means so much to me that you loved the book (and Mercedes)! Firsts was planned as a standalone, so I don't have any immediate plans for a sequel, but I'd never say never! I really enjoyed writing these characters, and spending more time in their heads would probably be a lot of fun!
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Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Hi Christian! Thanks so much for sharing, and for having that reaction to FIRSTS! :) I appreciate your kind words, and also, welcome to the Sweet Sixt…moreHi Christian! Thanks so much for sharing, and for having that reaction to FIRSTS! :) I appreciate your kind words, and also, welcome to the Sweet Sixteens!

I wouldn't say I got any flack for writing FIRSTS, but I knew it was going to be a risky book that might evoke criticism. I was nervous when I queried and nervous on submission, but luckily for me, I ended up with a whole team of fearless people who believe in the book and are willing to push boundaries. I think you need to have a thick skin as a writer, and that's the mentality I held onto-- I wrote the book I needed to write, not the book I thought would sell. Yes, having to explain the subject matter to elderly family members was a bit awkward... but I'm blown away at the level of support people have shown me and so, so grateful.

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Average rating: 3.65 · 6,858 ratings · 1,838 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Firsts

3.60 avg rating — 5,120 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
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All Eyes on Her

3.79 avg rating — 830 ratings — published 2020 — 7 editions
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The Girls Are All So Nice Here

4.06 avg rating — 425 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 9 editions
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Last Girl Lied To

3.57 avg rating — 474 ratings — published 2019
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All Eyes On Her: Preorder Campaign

With All Eyes On Her releasing in five weeks (!!), I’m excited to reveal the preorder campaign! To say that these are a few of my favorite things is an understatement…





This book is out on 8/18, and all preorders, orders, and library requests through 9/1 are eligible for the preorder campaign. Please send your name, address, and proof of purchase to laurie@laurieelizabethflynn.com to enter!





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“Virginity is supposed to be something a girl gives up only when she is ready and feels comfortable, something a girl discusses at length with her friends and flip-flops over a million times in her mind before actually doing it. A guy is expected to be born ready.

But what I realized after Tommy is that they're not. They're just as scared as their girlfriends, maybe even more so because the onus is on them to be gentle, make it last, make it memorable. And most of them haven't a clue.”
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“I want to be just fast enough for Zach to have to run to catch up, because if I stay ahead, I won't ever have to see his retreating back.”
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Laurie Flynn Thank you so much, Chelsea! <3 I look forward to reading your thoughtful and thought-provoking reviews on here! Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ wrote: "Thank you for accepting!!

Wishing you even more success for your first amazing novel :) I know I adored it.

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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ Thank you for accepting!!

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