Lauren Strasnick

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Lauren Strasnick grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, now lives in Los Angeles, California, and is a graduate of Emerson College and the California Institute of the Arts MFA Writing Program. She wrote her first short story, “Yours Truly, The Girls from Bunk Six,” in a cloth-bound 5x4 journal, in the fifth grade. She is the author of Then You Were Gone, Nothing Like You, and Her and Me and You. Find out more at, and follow her on Twitter at @LaurenStrasnick.

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Books by this Author

Then You Were Gone
Her and Me and You
Nothing Like You


Author Revealed

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Anne Shirley

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, dependability, curiosity, humor & creativity. Okay, so 5. 5 qualities most important to me!

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Apples & peanut butter.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Oh lord, the list is endless: surgery, ticks, raw chicken, germ warfare, death.

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