Hi! I’m Lauren. I’m a lover of language and a caretaker of animals (my cats, Sherlock and Sebastian “Bash”, light up my life). I’m a wife, a school counselor, a listener to podcasts, a binge-watcher of Netflix, a reader of blogs, and a proud alumna of Oklahoma State University (go Pokes!). I spend my days helping primary-school-aged children learn to be their best selves, then do an absurd amount of hobbies in my free time ranging from reading, listening, and watching various media, to editing self-published novels, to creating art and music of my own. I like to think I have the ambition of a Slytherin, but the character and general temperament of a Hufflepuff, and I sorely lack the bravery of a Gryffindor, so while I often will jump right into a new hobby privately, I don’t always move forward with ideas that will put me in any sort of spotlight or open me up to criticism, but I am always challenging myself to do better and go after everything I dream up. I have the support of my stellar husband, Thomas, to thank for encouraging me to follow through on this particular project. So please, dive in with me, headfirst.