Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle is the author of many young adult novels. She was born in May 15, 1969 in Brevard, North Carolina, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. [ Lauren Myracle (1969–) Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Honors Awards, Writings, Sidelights ] ] [ [ Q & A ] ] Myracle earned a BA in English and Psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and after that, she worked for some time as a middle-school teacher. [ Children's Literature - Meet Lauren Myracle ] ] Myracle later earned an MA in English from Colorado State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. She has written many novels, including the best-selling "IM" books, "ttyl", "ttfn", and "l8r, g8r".


Her first novel, "Kissing Kate", was selected an ALA Best Books for Young Adults for the year 2004. It was named by Booklist as one of the "Top Ten Youth Romances" of the year, as well as one of the "Top Ten Books by New Writers." Her middle-grade novel, "Eleven", came out 2004, along with "Twelve", which came out in 2007. Myracle published "The Fashion Disaster that Changed My Life" in 2005. "Thirteen" recently came out on March 2008.

She also wrote "Rhymes with Witches", which is included in Anita Silvey 's "500 great books for teens", [] and nominated for "Best Books for Young Adults" by the American Library Association. Right now she is writing a book entitled "How to Be Bad" with E. Lockhart (The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book) and Sarah Mlynowski (Bras and Broomsticks).

The "IM" books ("ttyl", "ttfn", "l8r, g8r") are about 3 friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela who go through the normal high-school drama: boys, drugs, alcohol, parties, driving, and college prep. Her novels "ttyl" and "ttfn" were both New York Times bestsellers, and "ttyl" is the first-ever novel that is written entirely in instant messages.

Books by Myracle

"Kissing Kate" (2003)

"The Fashion Disaster that Changed My Life" (2005)

"Rhymes With Witches" (2005)

"Eleven" (2004)


"Thirteen" (2008)

"ttyl" (2004)


"l8r, g8r"

"How to Be Bad", co-written with Sarah Mlynowski and E. Lockhart

"Fireworks" (short story anthology)- "Such a Pretty Face"

"Prom Nights from Hell", co-written with Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, and Stephenie Meyer

"Bliss" (2008)

"Let it Snow" - co-written with Maureen Johnson and John Green.


External links

* [ Author's Website]
* [ Lauren Myracle's Myspace Profile]
* [ Lauren Myracle's Amazon Profile]

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