Author Appreciation: 6 reasons we think ‘Fallen’ author, Lauren Kate, is fab

laurenLauren Kate, Texas-born and Los Angeles resident, is the bestselling author behind the ‘Fallen’ series, including brand new novel ‘Unforgiven’. If you aren’t acquainted with this author yet, let us tell you why she’s worth a watch:

1. She genuinely loves her characters, which is something we really appreciate in writers. When asked how it felt to return to the world of ‘Fallen’ with ‘Unforgiven’, she answered with this super sweet tweet:

2. She bases her characters on real people in her life – and isn’t too
shy about revealing who. For example, bad boy Cam Briel, the protagonist of ‘Unforgiven’, has been said to be loosely based on her husband, and Luce’s appearance was inspired by her oldest friend.


3. Her novels have music to go with them! Think you can tell which scenes/characters they’re about? Check out the EP here.

New music from Cam and Lilith. Click the link in my profile for details. #Unforgiven #Fallen #Revenge

A photo posted by Lauren Kate (@laurenkatebooks) on

4. She’s a wonderful inspiration for all of those struggling to have their stories published. Even though ‘Fallen’ is now massviely successful, convincing publishers and agents of this was another matter. She told JeanBookNerd, “I couldn’t even begin to count how many rejection letters I’ve received over the years from agents, publishers, editors, and contest judges. What kept me writing was the support of other friends who are writers—and a dogged determination to someday get my writing published.” 5. Her Instagram is full of enviable posts such as this, this & em, maybe this?! 6. She gave her readers what they wanted (dare we say NEEDED?): more Cam. In his own story. Getting the girl.

Lil note A photo posted by Lauren Kate (@laurenkatebooks) on

What are your fave things about Lauren Kate? Tell us on Twitter @maximumpopbooks.

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Written by Laura Fulton

Book Channel Editor at MaxPop! Have a thing for the sea and pretty paperbacks. Saved by amazing grace.

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