Lauren was raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2011 with a degree in English literature, creative writing, and photography. She is working on her first novel, Even The Sky Here Is Green, set in Portland, Oregon, about Dot, a young woman who moves into a ramshackle co-op, Green House, as she searches for her missing father. It explores themes of habitation, loss and community. Write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.