Lauren Lavelle is a writer, reader, and book publicist. A midwestern gal at heart, she was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, IN. After 10 years living in Manhattan where she worked for Random House and Simon & Schuster, she recently bid the city a tearful goodbye to start a new adventure out west in Boise, Idaho. She remains tethered to her beloved publishing community through her work as a writer and freelance book publicist. She is hard at work on her debut novel, and in her spare time you can find her hiking, biking, and exploring the great outdoors in the wilds of Idaho.