"Her philosophy is carpe diem for herself
and laissez faire for others."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lauren B. Mangiaforte is a Chicago-born writer living in New York City.
Despite what her last name might have you think, she is not a fiery Italian woman. Just a regular fiery woman.
Lauren is a novelist, poet, and journalist. A wordsmith from an early age, she began writing poems in first grade and made several attempts at the mystery and historical fiction genres before entering high school (she hopes these texts never see the light of day).
She holds a BA in English literature and Theatre from Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame, IN and a master's degree in Women, Writing, & Gender from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Her senior thesis at Saint Mary's "A-Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! Phallic Humor in Melville's Fiction" won the departmental award, and paved the way for her interdisciplinary master's dissertation, "Girls, Interrupted: Gender and Space in Gilbert & Sullivan's Operas."
Her interests include drinking champagne, going to cultural institutions with the word "Met" in them, reading about the universe (!), playing the ukulele to really let off some steam, traveling, and not dying.
She has been repeatedly likened to both Scarlett O'Hara and Cosmo Kramer, and can throw a whirling dervish out of whirl.
Lauren is the daughter of two wonderful parents and the oldest of four children. She creates alongside her boyfriend, Ian.