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Lauren James is a country girl at heart. Raised on a small property surrounded by animals, it's no surprise she writes small town romance with lots of love for creatures great and small. 

Having failed fabulously at baking, painting and playing guitar, this bookworm finally found her creative outlet in writing strong, quirky heroines, and tough, handsome heroes with gooey animal-loving centers. 

In 2016, Lauren's manuscript, Animal Instincts, won The Molly contest, The TARA contest, The Unpublished Maggie Award for Excellence, The Golden Rose contest,  The Lone Star contest and The SARA Emma Merritt contest.

Lauren lives on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, with her beloved rescue greyhound, Daisy.