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Lauren Sams

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Lauren Sams is a writer and author who has worked in magazines for ten years. She writes for Cosmopolitan, ELLE, marie claire, Sunday Style and Daily Life. She lives in Sydney with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

She's Having Her Baby is her first book, and she is currently working on a sequel.

Elaine Benes is her spirit animal.

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Lauren Sams Hi Ali! Thanks for the question!
The road to publication was kind of complicated for me (though I suspect it is for lots of authors, to be honest!)…more
Hi Ali! Thanks for the question!
The road to publication was kind of complicated for me (though I suspect it is for lots of authors, to be honest!) And it was disheartening, to be very frank. I was crushed when I was told the publishing house wouldn't be going ahead with the book, despite having told me many times how great it was (and the fact that it was already written, at their request!). The publishing house did not handle it well and I was incredibly upset. I found It hard to get going again but my husband, who is my biggest cheerleader and just the best person ever, told me I had to get over myself eventually and so I did. I capitalised on the connections I had made during that first attempt at publishing, and that's how I got this book deal. It was hard seeing other writers who I knew personally being published by that first house and thinking, "ah, that could have been meeeeee!" But in the end, things actually worked out for the absolute best. I'm with a smaller publisher now, Nero Books, which is an imprint of Black Inc, a Melbourne-based publisher with an amazing track record and a small team of incredibly hard-working, highly skilled professionals who (super-importantly!) want to see my book succeed. So it actually worked out so, so well. (less)
Lauren Sams Hey Julian! OK, so I'll admit it: I do not have a writing "process." I just try to get it done. Sometimes I have a whole weekend (so rare! so…moreHey Julian! OK, so I'll admit it: I do not have a writing "process." I just try to get it done. Sometimes I have a whole weekend (so rare! so beautiful!) but often I'll have an hour here or there and I just have to sit and do it. I actually think that not having huge amounts of spare time can be helpful - what's that line about needing a good idea and not quite enough time to complete it in? I work well under the pressure of a deadline - give me too much time and I won't quite get my skates on.
When I am writing, I like it to be quiet and I absolutely cannot have my phone around. It is my Achilles heel, my kryptonite, my bad boyfriend. I do have to have water and a shit-ton of coffee. (less)
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She's Having Her Baby

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AKA I'm writing a sequel! Wanted to share the good news with y'all - I am writing the sequel to She's Having Her Baby, and it's due to be published in April 2016. Which means that it is due to my editor in October 2015. Which means that I'd better go write it.
Ciao! xx
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“Are you a drinker?' the doctor asked. I heard the clunk clunk clunk clunk clunk of empty wine bottles hitting the bottom of my recycling bin.
'Um, I suppose I would say that.”
Lauren Sams, She's Having Her Baby

“No coffee? Yoga? Exercise? Bloody hell, she was going full Paltrow on me.
Best friends never go full Paltrow.”
Lauren Sams, She's Having Her Baby

“Sometimes I found children to be quite pleasant. I love little girls with Madeline haircuts and kids who say the darnedest things - I mean, I'm human.”
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“Are you a drinker?' the doctor asked. I heard the clunk clunk clunk clunk clunk of empty wine bottles hitting the bottom of my recycling bin.
'Um, I suppose I would say that.”
Lauren Sams, She's Having Her Baby

“No coffee? Yoga? Exercise? Bloody hell, she was going full Paltrow on me.
Best friends never go full Paltrow.”
Lauren Sams, She's Having Her Baby

“Sometimes I found children to be quite pleasant. I love little girls with Madeline haircuts and kids who say the darnedest things - I mean, I'm human.”
Lauren Sams, She's Having Her Baby

“He was probably a Mormon or something. And not like the cute ones on HBO.”
Lauren Sams, She's Having Her Baby

“The woman in the mirror? She didn't need a bra. She could tuck her boobs under her arms and call it a day.”
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