Lauren Faulkenberry is author of the Bayou Sabine series, which includes the #1 Amazon bestselling TROUBLE IN BAYOU SABINE (2016), BACK TO BAYOU SABINE (2016), BAYOU WHISPERS (2017), and JUST THE TROUBLE I NEEDED (2017), all from Blue Crow Books. She is also the author and illustrator of the children’s book WHAT DO ANIMALS DO ON THE WEEKEND? (Novello Festival Press 2002).
Lauren divides her time between writing, teaching, and printmaking. Originally from South Carolina, she has worked as an archaeologist, an English teacher, and a ranger for the National Park Service. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Georgia College & State University, and her MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama. She was a finalist for the Novello Festival Press First Novel Award, won the Family Circle short fiction contest for her story “Beneath Our Skin,” and was nominated for an AWP Intro Award. She’s a sucker for a good love story and is happiest when she writes comedy and romance.
She currently lives in North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel. Stay in touch, and get free books, by subscribing to Lauren’s newsletter, Writing Down South: laurenfaulkenberry.com
Lauren’s Awards and Recognition
✤ Finalist for the 2008 Novello Award for a first novel.
✤ AWP Intro Awards nomination for a nonfiction piece, “Luna.” Fall 2005.