Whenever Lauren visits a place seemingly untouched by time, an emotionally intense family saga is born soon after.

    Lauren loves to daydream about times long past while sipping green tea and watching the experts on Discovery unearth our ancestors' civilizations. She likes to dive into history and find overlooked, under-appreciated and relatively unknown tidbits of our past to craft engaging stories with characters who love and lose, fight wrong with right, and hope in times of despair.

    "[Merewether] knows how to balance all the most interesting and well-researched elements of ancient history with emotional parallels to modern life and drama so that every character resonates with contemporary readers."
    - K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

  • About the Stories

    Because life is too rich to tell a story in just one genre, Lauren writes family sagas set in ancient places full of magical realism, merging the drama, coming of age, women's fiction, and sweet romance genres.

    Although Lauren strives to paint an accurate picture of historical events, details and people, she will obey the demands of story and drama first. She is not a historian, an Egyptologist, a Kemetologist, or an archaeologist and has never made claims to be. She is a novelist and loves history, researching, and creative writing. Her stories are dramatized fiction based on facts and theories unless Lauren's inner storyteller dictated they be different. Please do not blend the professions.

    ​If you like page-turning dramatic plots, simple style and dialogue, stories that evoke strong emotions, well-researched historical details, and characters with genuine, relatable feelings, a majority of Lauren's reader reviews say you will like her books.


    To help the reader delineate between historical fact and fiction, she includes A Look into the Past section in the back of her books with a summary of her research as it relates to the story. The information she uses to write this section is considered Common Knowledge (many sources saying the same thing or found in an encyclopedia) or are her own assumptions about the subject matter.

    This section is not all encompassing and not meant to act as an authoritative paper. She includes this section in the back of each book because she likes to read what actually happened after reading a historical fiction novel. In addition, she enjoys writing it for her readers in the hopes of sparking the same passion for history she has.

  • Lauren's Other Activities

    Lauren is also an administrator of the Hooked on Historical Fiction - History, Herstory, Ourstory Facebook group. Anyone can join. We post almost daily about interesting tidbits, our current reads, and fun stuff too. Join here.

    Lauren writes under an author imprint, LLMBooks Publishing, which is her author and publishing company for all of her books.

    If you like Lauren's books, get some swag depicting Nefertiti's pet name "Lotus Blossom" or some cool wearables by navigating to Merchandise in the menu.

    If you'd like to keep up with Lauren's writing progress, go to Behind the Scenes.

  • A Note from the Author

    Hello readers! I love content advisories on movies I watch for myself and my family and for when I make recommendations. There is no current industry rating standard for books. So, with that being said, a majority of my books contain violence and what I would consider adult themes and/or scenes; however, I do not write explicit sex scenes nor do I write with language deemed offensive or mature in the United States.

    Additionally, I do not recommend the majority of my books for readers under the age of 13 unless with parental or legal guardian guidance and permission. Thank you!​

    Also note this website uses Amazon Affiliate links which does not cost you anything if you click on any book presented on this site, but I will receive a very small commission (pennies) from Amazon if you buy the book from my link. Looking at the bright side, one hundred pennies makes a dollar! :D