Lauren Clark wants you to know her author name is LAUREN CLARK. After writing several novels under the name Laura McNeill, she has returned her old name and she’s sticking with it … LAUREN CLARK.
After writing THE CENTER of GRAVITY and SISTER DEAR, Lauren has a new novel out, THE WORLD BREAKS EVERYONE … guaranteed to scare the **** out of you!
Every day, I wake up certain of only three things:
I am responsible for my mother’s death.
My father has vanished.
Someone wants me dead.
I’m on the run. It’s me against the world.
I cannot let it break me.
When sixteen-year-old Olivia Jacobs and her celebrity chef father are brutally attacked after his French Quarter restaurant opening, the shell-shocked Olivia finds herself on the run on the streets of New Orleans.
Who wants her dead? And why?
The one thing you can always find in a Lauren Clark novel, along with wonderful prose, is a strong female protagonist. Every one of Lauren’s novels has a woman, women readers can identify with and root on.
We asked her a few questions about the Holidays and here’s what she shared.
- What is your favorite Holiday?
Christmas is my favorite, followed by Halloween. Our neighborhood decorates like crazy, so it’s really festive and fun! You can’t help but get into the spirit.
2. What do you love about the Holidays?
I love buying gifts for my boys, loved ones, and friends. I think a lot about what exactly would be perfect for each person on my list. I pay close attention to what they all say during the year (when they think I’m not listening) and try and surprise and delight them with a gift they’ve actually mentioned and really want! So much fun!
3. What is your fondest Holiday memory?
I have so many, but I think my favorite is from a few years ago, when the boys and I arrived at the airport, ready to fly home from Alabama to New York on Christmas Day. My older son decided he was wearing shorts home – and who was I to argue? (Some things have to be learned by experiencing minus ten-degree weather with bare legs). My younger son was absolutely ready to get to his grandparents and build a snowman. The pilot was charming and entertaining. Everyone was happy. It was picturesque on final approach with all of the snow on the ground.
And we built snowmen within minutes of getting home to my parents’ house. It was fun and lovely – and a memory I always hold in my heart.
- What are your wishes for 2019?
First and foremost, my wish is for everyone—especially my loved ones and treasured readers—to have a happy and healthy 2019. I wish for more love, more tolerance, and for people to make more time for the important things in life. Finally, I wish for continued creativity in my writing life and (please, universe!) the ability to finish my dissertation by May.
Lauren’s writing awards include those from William Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition, Writer’s Digest, RWA, and the Eric Hoffer award. She currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
her website is: http://www.lauramcneill.com
Lauren is providing a signed copy of THE WORLD BREAKS EVERYONE for one lucky winner. Just tell us what you’re looking forward to this Holiday season. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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