Lauren Green is a senior acquisitions editor with Blue Balloon Books and its parent company, Ballast Books. Lauren studied English writing and mass communication at Rockhurst University, where she graduated as valedictorian of her class. A professional writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience, Lauren spends much of her free time volunteering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and editing adult nonfiction books. She also enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, rereading the Harry Potter series for the zillionth time, and helping authors achieve their dream of publishing a book. Lauren lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and beloved Australian shepherd, Harper Lee.

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