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Myracle at the 2012 LA Times Festival of Books
Born (1969-05-15) May 15, 1969 (age 47)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.); Colorado State University (M.A.); Vermont College (MFA)
Genre Young adult fiction
Website
[http://www.laurenmyracle.com

I know I seem really friendly, but I'm a closet introvert.
Whatever you hold onto that you want to do, and that other people tell you you are foolish to want to do – don't give up.
Lauren Myracle
I understand why parents worry about books – they're worried about their kids. They want to keep their kids safe. But parents aren't always realistic.
Lauren Myracle
Every time I write a new book, I want to push myself to try something different.
Lauren Myracle
It's neither my job nor within my capabilities to save people. But a book sure can try.
Lauren Myracle
God, it sucks to disappoint your parents, even at forty-two years old.
Kids need to see their world reflected back to them.
When guys talk about sex, eyebrows don't get raised. It's different for girls.
Lauren Myracle
Being an author of banned books is cool, I've decided.
What I find cool about being a banned author is this: I'm writing books that evoke a reaction, books that, if dropped in a lake, go down not with a whimper but a splash.
Lauren Myracle
Sometimes I worry I'm writing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for teenagers, but I'm not.
Lauren Myracle
Ideas matter. The world matters. Our lives matter, and the choices we make as we navigate our lives perhaps matter most of all.
Lauren Myracle
I'm always drawn to the underdogs, to the people whose stories don't get told.
Lauren Myracle
Kids are smart. Knowledge is power. Let them figure things out. Don't turn into that grown-up who they won't come to.
Lauren Myracle
Give your kid some credit for being smart – just because they read about something doesn't mean they will do it.
Lauren Myracle
I don't shy from controversy. I'm telling stories, and I'll tell whatever story seems like it wants to be told.
Lauren Myracle