Lauren Emily Whalen's debut New Adult novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow, a sexy dark contemporary "Macbeth meets The Runaways" cowritten with Lillah Lawson, will be released in 2024 by Sword & Silk Books and is now available for preorder.
Lauren's third novel Take Her Down, a contemporary queer YA reimagining of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, was released by Bold Strokes Books on March 15, 2022. Kirkus Reviews called Take Her Down "[a]n intense ride of bisexuality and backstabbing", and the book has been featured on LGBTQReads, INTO, BookRiot and BuzzFeed.
Lauren's YA novel, Two Winters, a queer YA retelling of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale was released by Bold Strokes Books in 2021. Two Winters was also featured on BuzzFeed, and Kirkus Reviews calls the book "unabashedly queer, moving and sincere."
Her debut YA novel, Satellite, was released in 2017 by World Castle Publishing, and her queer YA short story "I Saw Her Again" appears in the 2020 holiday anthology Link by Link (Midnight Tide Publishing). Lauren
is also the author of the nonfiction book for young readers Dealing With Drama (ABDO Publishing, 2021).
Lauren's (ahem) adult romance short fiction can be found on
Bellesa.co and in the anthologies Best Women's Erotica of the Year, vol. 5 and Between the Covers: A Bookstore Erotica Anthology. She's an Equity Membership Candidate actor and very amateur aerialist who lives in Chicago with her cat, Rosaline.