"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...

Current stories:
1. Secrets of the Swords: first draft, slow updates.
2. Forever Green: in various stages of editing and drafting, attempting weekly updates.
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. First chapters now posted! Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K88axK6gxx0
  • My summer home in the Fire Swamp. The trees are actually quite lovely.
  • JoinedDecember 17, 2012

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lavenderstar lavenderstar Feb 05, 2018 03:10AM
New chapters of SotS and Battle are now up!  New chapter of Forever Green coming soon--thank you for your patience!!
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Stories by Lauren-o de Bergerac
Battle of the Sea Dragon by lavenderstar
Battle of the Sea Dragon
The Kingdom of Joseon is at war, and they're losing. Terribly. The invading Japanese are equipped with adva...
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Forever Green by lavenderstar
Forever Green
There was a time, long ago, when Theiden Guster had not been interested in revenge. But after years of strug...
Ballad of the Mountain Fox by lavenderstar
Ballad of the Mountain Fox
Long ago in the Korean kingdom of Joseon, a long-time rivalry between two young noblemen leads to a plot for...
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