Lauren Kate biography and books reviewed

Lauren Kate was born March 21, 1981 in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Dallas, Texas. She is an author of young-adult fiction best known for her Fallen series, which benefitted from many months of theological research. She received an M.A. in Creative Writing from UC Davis, where she also teaches. In 2009, Disney optioned the film rights to the entire series on the day of Fallen's release.

“I’ve been taking writing workshops for about ten years so I think I was already comfortable with the benefits of a writers workshop. I applied to my masters program so that I could have more time to write. Before that, I was working long hours as an YA editor at HarperCollins (yet another place I indulged my anglophile tendencies - I got to work with people like Louise Rennison and Frank Cottrell Boyce). Anyway, back to the M.A.. Time is really one of the most valuable things a beginning writer can have, and I really had about a year to just write, which was fabulous. In the process, I also met some wonderful writers and got to read a lot of great works. So yes, it was a good thing.”
When asked how large a part her M.A. in Creative Writing played in the writing of Fallen?

... for Fallen

This thriller is dark and romantic, an absolute blinder of a book. Every teenage girl (and her mum) is going to want to read it. The Sun

Readers who prefer paranormal romance will adore Fallen by Lauren Kate. Irish Independent

August 20th 2011 interview with Lauren Kate

Lauren Kate, author of Fallen,Torment and the recently published Passion, kindly took some time out from her hectic schedule to speak to Snjezana Bobic.The Fallen series has been a successful hit for you; did you expect such a following?I'm humbled and honoured [...]

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November 26th 2009 interview with Lauren Kate

Lauren Kate recently finished her M.A. in Creative Writing at UC Davis, where she also teaches. She lives and writes in an old farm house in Winters, California. Her first novel, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove goes on s [...]

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Lauren Kate reviews

Fallen by Lauren Kate

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours? 17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross...only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart. Get ready to fall...

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Torment by Lauren Kate

When the love of your life isn’t telling you the whole truth behind the past you share it’s sure to cause some rough patches in any relationship. But when you’re Luce and dating an angel, Daniel, with a number of enemies at your front door, life is sure to get a little more complicated. In the thrilling second instalment of A Fallen Novel, the forbidden love between an Angel and a Human is tested beyond anyone’s imagination.

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