Laurie Boyle Crompton is the author of BLAZE (Sourcebooks/2013), THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH (Sourcebooks/2014), ADRENALINE CRUSH (FSG/Macmillan/2014 and Square Fish/2016) and LOVE AND VANDALISM (Sourcebooks/May 2017).
Growing up in 'Pennsyltucky' in the 1980s, Laurie couldn't wait to escape rural life. After saving up her tips from waitressing at a local greasy spoon at 18 she packed up her acid wash jeans and moved to NY. Where everyone else had stopped wearing acid wash.
She graduated first in her class from St. John's University with a BA in English and a minor in Journalism. Since then she's written for national magazines like ALLURE, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, 'toy expert' is an actual profession. Really.
She has lived in places like Orlando, Florida where she and her husband spent all of their spare time and money visiting theme parks before moving to the Cotswolds in England for six months, which was every bit as cool as that sounds. The Cromptons are now back in New York where their two children resent never going to Disney.
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- JoinedOctober 4, 2013