Lauren lives with her partner Molly in north-central Ohio where she is finishing up her MFA in creative writing at the NEOMFA. Next, she plans to pursue a PhD of some sort or another. She has three wicked smart and hilarious children, a somewhat terrifying pitbull-Great Dane puppy named Lola, and either two or three black cats, depending. In her free time she gardens, crochets and sews in preparation for the coming collapse of our capitalist system. She recently assembled a treadmill.