about Lauren Layne

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hey, I'm LL!

Hi! I'm Lauren Layne, aka LL!

A former e-commerce and web-marketing manager from Seattle, I left my job in 2011 to pursue my lifelong dream of being a full-time writer in New York City.  I finished my first book in 2011, signed my agent in 2012, and published my first book with Penguin Random House in 2013.

I’ve since written more than two dozen books—you can call them romantic comedies, romantic fiction, you can call them romance novels, but my purpose with every singe story I write is simply this:

To leave readers with a smile, to make their day just a little bit brighter. 

Life is short, and let's be real ... it can occasionally be a little brutal! If I can give even one person a little escape from the grind of real life, and create the same happy butterflies I get from watching Jim and Pam, Ross and Rachel, or Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in freaking anything, than I've done my job the best way I know how.

This is usually the point on "about" page where people start talking about what we do outside of work, but I'll be straight with you—writing has never felt like work! I'm truly happiest when I'm on my laptop creating stories or inspiring other writers to achieve their dreams. 

I live in the Upper West Side of NYC with my husband (and high school sweetheart!), and our Pomeranian. My lifestyle jam is everyday elegance. I drink my coffee from a Tiffany mug, put on earrings to go to the grocery store, and always keep a bottle of champagne in the fridge for everyday celebrations.

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