As a child, Lauren Roberts wrote fanfiction decades before she'd ever heard of fanfiction. Somewhere along the way, she stopped, but doesn't remember why.
Fast forward fourteen years or so (give or take a few). After earning a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master’s degree in International Communication, she thought about joining the US Foreign Service. Instead, she taught elementary school for nearly ten years, followed by four years as an au pair coordinator and several more at a residential property management company.
Basically, she did not know what she wanted to be when she grew up.
She rediscovered her love of writing by accident, once again starting with fanfic for her then-favorite TV show, and then more fanfic for a few more TV shows. She wrote so much of it that her husband encouraged her to write a book instead. He even came up with the basic plot and characters for what became Gemini Divided, which finally lured her out of her fanfic bubble. After that, it wasn’t long before fanfic was an afterthought.
Today, Lauren lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, three kids, and their rescue dog, Thor – who is, ironically, afraid of thunder. While her family sleeps, she writes books about stubbornly independent women whose lives have spun out of their control, helping them land safely on their feet.