New York Times Bestselling Author

"Reads like the sort of romantic comedy you wish Hollywood still made." —Apple Books

"Romantic comedy at it's finest." — USA TODAY

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I write love stories because I believe there's magic in happily-ever-after.

The question makes me smile, because the truth is? I've never considered writing anything else. I've been in love with love ever since I discovered the Nancy Drew series and cared more about the Ned Nickerson appearances than I did the mystery.

I often get asked why I decided to write romance.

Why Love Stories?

My Mission

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“Reads like the sort of rom-com you wish Hollywood still made.” —Apple Books

I write love stories because I want to make other people feel the way I do at the end of a Disney movie. Or when Bill Pullman gives Sandra Bullock that look in While You were Sleeping. Or when I re-read Lisa Kleypas's Wallflower series, or Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Ain't She Sweet. Or during any of the Mr. Darcy declarations.


Lauren Layne is a New York Times bestselling author of more than forty love stories. With millions of books sold worldwide, Lauren has been featured on Inside Edition, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, TheSkimm, Oprah Magazine, PopSugar, and Cosmopolitan magazine. She lives in New York City with her high school sweetheart.

"A powerhouse romance author."—PopSugar

Lauren Layne

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Lauren is represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.
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To tell timeless, light-hearted love stories with a splash of escapist luxury.

My Mission

favorite indulgence

Extra-Toasty Cheez-Its & Bugles

non-guilty pleasure

Fresh Flowers

favorite rom-com

While You Were Sleeping

take my money

Parachute Bedding

favorite superhero

Captain America

cocktail hour

Woodford Manhattan, no cherry


Absolutely. Just black, please!

listening to

Michael Bublé or Taylor Swift

writing uniform

Vuori Joggers + Gap Crew Tee

favorite TV re-watch

New Girl or Psych

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