Lauren Oliver is the author of many books, about it most notably her Delirium Trilogy, decease which follows the story of Lena. Lena lives in our society, but its different: love has been classified as a disease and everyone must be cured. Lena’s mom once caught the disease and Lena cannot wait to be cured, matched and to live her life, until she meets Alex. She also has the standalone novel, Before I Fall. Mean girl, Samantha, dies, and then is forced to live through that last day of her life seven times before she can figure out why.
Lauren is also the author of the middle grade books, Liesl and Po and The Spindlers.
Her first adult novel, Rooms, will be released in fall of 2014, and she is also writing another young adult novel called Panic, which will release in March of 2014.
You can find her at her website here.
Enjoy the interview!
What one thing do you need to have when you write?
What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
Lauren: Honestly, neither. It’s just every single line in between that feels impossible.
Best writing tip you ever received?
Lauren: Aim for truth and beauty will follow.
Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
Lauren: I have fourteen tattoos. I can fall asleep any time, any place. I have a phobia of worms. I hate fruit. I wrote my first novel largely on my Blackberry.
Where’s your favorite place to write?
Lauren: In my sunroom in upstate New York.
What are you working on now?
Lauren: Two different middle grade books and an untitled young adult novel that my agent described as “the most disturbing thing he’s ever read.” Oops!
What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
Lauren: I love realistic books that include just a hint of fantasy.
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Myself and Lauren Oliver back in March 2013, at the Mission Viejo Library
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