Lauren has a BA in Fine Art from UCLA. She is a professional illustrator and author with clients including American Girl, Birds and Blooms Magazine and Roger Williams Zoo in RI. In addition, she teaches private art lessons in her home studio to adults and teens.
Her writing career began with her blog, ScratchandPeck.blogspot.com. These blog stories continue to gather enthusiastic followers, and her chickens and her dog Marky have thousands of adoring fans worldwide.
Lauren’s acclaimed illustrated memoir, Once Upon a Flock: Life with my Soulful Chickens, is the true and riveting tale of her small backyard flock including a special needs hen named Lucy. Full of drama and suspense, the story is enjoyed by adults as well as children.
Once Upon a Flock is published by Atria Books in the US, and by Souvenir Press in the UK, and is available wherever fine books are sold.
Lauren lives in Upton MA with her husband, daughter, dogs and chickens.