Brenna from Esther's Ever After was kind enough to write this great post about Lauren DeStefano.
Lauren DeStefano only has one published book (so far) but she’s quickly wiggled her way into being one of my favourite authors.
Maybe it’s because she’s a talented writer, clearly bursting with new ideas and creativity.
Maybe it’s because she’s so forthright with readers and fans, and is so willing to talk with those who are interested in books and makes herself available to us.
Maybe it’s because Wither was such a delightful book, which continues to haunt me even three months after finishing it.
Or maybe it’s a little bit of all three.
It was Wither’s description that first interested me in reading the book, and I wasn’t disappointed after reading it. I found Rhine to be enchanting, along with the complicated relationships she has with Linden and Gabriel. Nothing is obviously clear in Wither, but instead Lauren DeStefano has struck a careful balance between any sort of extreme; Linden isn’t all bad, and the extent to which areas of his life are merely illusions is murky.
It seems to be increasingly popular for authors to have their own blogs, which is a great way to keep in touch with readers and spread awareness about the book. Lauren’s blog is one of my favourites to creep (err... read) because of the amount and diversity of the content she posts. Everything from pictures of her cats (so cute!), to giveaways (amazing ones too), to book talk, and some of her inspirations for writing (which are incredibly touching stories). I definitely recommend that you go and read a few posts on her blog, to at least get a feel for it!
Thank you, Brenna! :)