Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

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Laurie Elizabeth (L.E.) Flynn is the author of YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick Firsts and the upcoming Last Girl Lied To, with another thriller to follow in 2020. She is also the author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All. Her other short fiction has been named a finalist for the John Kenneth Gailbraith Literary Award.

Flynn is a former model who worked in Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She now lives in London, Ontario, with her husband, their daughter and son, and loyal Chihuahua. When she’s not writing, you can likely find her hiking in the woods, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or binging reality TV.

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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…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: 3.61 · 4,681 ratings · 1,192 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Firsts

3.61 avg rating — 4,604 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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Last Girl Lied To

3.77 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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The Boys Tell All (Firsts #...

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All Eyes on Her

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2018: The Work Year

Well, it’s safe to say that I haven’t blogged in a very long time. I had every intention of updating this site on a monthly basis, but I failed to make time for it. Sorry, blog! Although I had some very good reasons, so stay tuned for those… 





I’m not the biggest fan of saying “I just don’t have time for that.” Prior to this year, I found myself saying it all the time and blaming my busy schedule...

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I was lucky enough to read this one early, and it pretty much shattered my eyeballs. (Is that a thing? It is now.) FOUL IS FAIR is both a scream and the silence that follows. It's an unapologetically dark, feminist Macbeth, and I am here for it. Hann ...more
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I am terrible at updating Goodreads but I finished this quite awhile ago and loved it! I didn't see that ending coming!
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Twists for days!!!! Another excellent book by Kara Thomas. She is such a queen of thrillers and I adore her writing!
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Absolutely loved this debut from an author to watch. Within and Without manages to be both heartwarming and heartbreaking, and Wren is a protagonist readers will be able to relate to. Realistic, authentic, and true-to-life. Add this one to your 2019 ...more
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"Content warnings: Suicide, death of a loved one, grief, alcoholism

"Because it was easy. Sometimes it was fun to be someone else.

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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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“I feel fragile, like if somebody looked at me the wrong way I might shatter into a million pieces and never be whole again.”
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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.

See you around GR ♥"



Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ Thank you for accepting!!

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

See you around GR ♥


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