Lauren lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children. She loves hanging around with family and friends. How did she get her idea for the I Survived series? "When my son Dylan was 8 years old, I had a hard time getting him to read anything. I asked him what his perfect book would be? He thought about it for minute, then said, “I want it to be a real story with a lot of action and a main character who’s a kid like me.” So I wrote the first I Survived for Dylan - about the sinking of the Titanic - and he liked it! So I had to write more if I expected him to keep reading!" Lauren spends about 2,000 hours for each book in the series!