"Dammit Jim, I'm an author, not a cover artist."

But seriously.

Don't judge a book by its cover.

Hello, my name is Lauren. I sing, I dance, and I don't steal things, despite what Jason Mraz would lead you to believe. BBC/Kdrama watchers, come hither and gather 'round the campfire. I ate all the chocolate, but there's still plenty of marshmallows and graham crackers left.

I'm a tall lady living beyond the borders of the tall world. The showers are shorter here.

Despite my best intentions, my writing updates are sporadic. My reading is slightly less so. On to the next adventure!

I have a few pet peeves when it comes to writing. The first is ending sentences with "at" (ex: "The place where it was at.") It absolutely drives me crazy, but I know there is a bit of a debate about ending sentences in prepositions, so I try to overlook it (funnily enough, I'm okay with other prepositions at the end of sentences, just not that one). Second is what I call the "Twilight Tease", where an author feels their story starts out too blandly, but instead of making efforts to fix it, takes the lazy way out and skips to the climax of their story, copies a section of it, and then puts it at the beginning of their story as a "prologue" to hook readers. THAT IS NOT A PROLOGUE.

I love to read, but reading makes me want to write. And I love to write, but writing makes me want to read...

Currently working on three stories (and revising a fourth):
1. Secrets of the Swords: aside from the first chapter, everything is a first draft. I WILL cringe when I go back to edit this.
2. Forever Green: The first half of this book has been rewritten about four times now. I still have yet to get to a first draft of the second half of the story.
3. Battle of the Sea Dragon: a sort-of sequel to Ballad of the Mountain Fox, once again featuring everyone's favorite liver-hungry gumiho, coming soon-ish.
  • My summer home in the Fire Swamp. The trees are actually quite lovely.
  • JoinedDecember 17, 2012


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Stories by Lauren-o de Bergerac
Secrets of the Swords, Book 1 by lavenderstar
Secrets of the Swords, Book 1 Fantasy
Acting normal is not the same as being normal. No one knows that truth better than Suthe Montikwe. Born with the unlucky genes of a distant druith ancestor, she's had to hide her talents in order not to be outcas...
Forever Green by lavenderstar
Forever Green Fantasy
His life had not always been about revenge. There was a time, long ago, when Theiden Guster had not been interested in that sort of thing. But after years of struggle and sorrow, a curse on his daughter is the las...
Ballad of the Mountain Fox by lavenderstar
Ballad of the Mountain Fox Fantasy
Where to begin? I suppose you could say it all started with a desire for revenge, as many stories do. And that revenge bred more revenge, sprung from a simple misunderstanding. Why? Humans are too simple, if...
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