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Hear author Lauren Clark

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About writing strong women, Lauren Clark says,

"I'm not drawn to books about a "perfect" heroine who's a size two (even after birthing triplets), a woman who has flawless skin, nineteen best friends, a wonderful, gorgeous husband, and lives in a mansion on the ocean. 

That's just not reality!  Life is messy. Life is complicated. Life throws you curve balls. 

I like the freedom of having a quirky character who's not perfect. I also believe that a good heroine should be a strong--on her own. While it's okay to have a Prince Charming waiting in the wings, she doesn't need a man to swoop in and solve all of her problems. She's smart, makes mistakes, and learns as she goes, defining her own future."
The Deep South is a favorite setting for Lauren Clark's novels; contemporary fiction sprinkled with secrets, sunshine, and surprises. Her heroines are real women with real obstacles in their lives; challenges that require strength, sacrifice, and personal growth. And while it’s nice to have a prince charming on standby, Lauren's heroines are capable of creating their own happily-ever afters--with brains, not beauty, saving the day.

A former TV anchor, Lauren is a reformed news junkie, non-reformed coffee drinker, and certified library geek. She loves the color pink, her Electra Townie bike, and any place she can see the ocean and stick her toes in the sand. Lauren adores her family, paying it forward, eight hours of sleep a night, homemade macaroni and cheese, and true-blue friends.