"This world is more than what our eyes see."
- Elliot Waters, Just Like Jane
Born and raised in the city of Melbourne, Australia, storytelling played a big role in Lauren's childhood.
She grew up hearing recollections from her Maltese and Polish grandparents and their experiences during WWII in Europe. From living in Malta during heavy bombing from the Italians and Germans, the struggles of abandoning the farmland in Poland and ending up in a POW camp in Syria, to the life changing decision to immigrate to Australia in the late 1950s.
With a rich family history, Lauren was encouraged by her parents to practice what makes her happy in life. She pursued music, starting her own business teaching singing and piano students, retaining writing as a creative outlet, most notably in song lyrics, novels, novellas, poetry, and short stories.
Lauren’s writings explore contemporary themes, relatable on both a personal and world stage. Using intricate descriptions to explore the fragility of our existence in a world that is constantly changing, Lauren's writing unites human beings with the natural world, embracing respect and understanding.
In 2020, Lauren completed her novel Just Like Jane and in 2021 finished Valtna, her first novella about an island's spirit and its community. She is currently working on Valtna: March of the red deer, amongst more novels and short stories.
NOVELS & NOVELLAS
JUST LIKE JANE
In the picturesque coastal town of Abbotsbury, Elliot Waters, a mid-thirty bookshop owner, wants to experience something beyond the confines of her comfort zone, but is hindered by her struggle to accept change.
A spontaneous roll down a hill initiates a chance encounter with a curious handsome man, triggering a series of life-altering events. Encouraged to venture into the unknown, Elliot must learn to adapt if she wants to overcome the very fears that have kept her from the world.
A contemporary novel.
Work in progress
THE FIGHT FOR HAYAT
Work in progress
The spirit of Valtna Isles has allowed humanity to live and thrive on the island, but expects something in return.
An oblivious brother,
A shattered spirit,
And a hollow soul.
A student's perception of the world is altered after a school trip to The Old Castlemaine Gaol.
A paranormal event.
Christmas, the overwhelming season, brings out all sorts of emotionally charged people. Amongst the bustle of a busy shopping centre, an introvert security guard finds solace and support.
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