Lauren Lee Merewether wanted to tell stories for as long as she can remember. As a kid, she enjoyed painting, reading, swimming, and doing puzzles. An ancient family saga fiction author, Lauren has published several multi-genre novels. Her stories are epic, dramatic, and romantic. She loves to watch shows that dive into ancient myths and legends and their historical roots.
What were your hobbies as a kid? What are your hobbies now?
My hobbies as a kid ranged from painting to reading to drawing to ballet to swimming to doing puzzles of all kinds and much more. I don't have much time for hobbies now as I have two jobs and raising a family with other faith-based and family obligations, but I still love to read and do Sudoku puzzles. I also still love to paint and have a mural drawn out in our kids' playroom that one day, I will eventually get around to painting.
Did you ever dream of becoming a published writer? What were your dreams during childhood?
Yes, I wanted to tell stories for as long as I can remember. I have such vivid daydreams and dreams that influence my stories. I wrote a 23 chapter book on two mermaids and a magic pearl in the 5th grade that I read aloud to my friend before audiobooks were a thing. My poor friend. Bari, if you are reading this, I'm sorry. If you wanted revenge, you should know the story was lost when my dad's old computer wouldn't boot past Y2K!
When did you start writing? What makes a good story for you?
The first story I remember writing was about a lost whale looking for his momma whale in the third grade (yes, this was before Finding Nemo). It was written on learner paper and was maybe 20-25 words a page. I was so proud of that story. In my older years, I wrote a few books before I really started treating writing as a career in 2018. For me, a good story is one that stays with you and can reference when you are going through something in your life as to what the character did, right or wrong, helpful or not. Something to bring you back to our roots in humanity, love, and kindness. I aim to write stories around those larger themes of life.