Google+ Reading Teen: A Date with Author Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Date with Author Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I'm so excited to introduce you to, or re-introduce you to author Lauren Baratz-Logsted!  Lauren is doing a blog tour, where she goes to various different blogs and answers one question on each blog.  She has written so many different types of books.  I was amazed to see all the different age ranges and genres that she has contributed to.  She has written adult books like Vertigo and Crossing the Line, a book series for kids called The Sisters 8,  and of course, the ones we're most interested in, books for teens including Crazy Beautiful and Angel's Choice.

The Education of BetI just recently read my first book written by Lauren, The Education of Bet, which released this month, and I can't tell you how impressed I was with it! It was one of my favorite reads this year!  In August, she has a new book for teens coming out called The Twin's Daughter which I think looks so very interesting and a little bit creepy, too, which I love!  I can't wait to read it.

So, with such an impressive scope of books under her belt here is the question I wanted to ask Lauren:
You've written a number of books, and it's surprising how different the books are from each other. Which book, genre, or time period did you enjoy writing about the most?
Lauren's answer:
I love it all, which is why I do it all! If we're talking pure enjoyment for me, the books I've enjoyed writing the most would have to be The Sisters 8 series for young readers because I get to work on that with my 10-year-old daughter. Regarding genre, I'm just as happy writing comedy as I am a darker novel. Finally, in terms of time period, I do love writing contemporary fiction but if you're going to find me in a time other than the present, it's going to be the Victorian era and it'll be in England. So far three of my books have been set in that time and place: the adult novel Vertigo and the YA novels The Education of Bet and The Twin's Daughter (the latter is due out on Aug 31). 
Thank you, Lauren, for stopping by today, and good luck with your recently and soon-to-be released books!

  • If you'd like to read my review of The Education of Bet, you can check it out here. (And I really did love it, I'm not just saying that because Lauren is here!!)
  • If you'd like to see another question answered by Lauren, check out yesterday's post at


The Twin's Daughter
Product Description:

Lucy Sexton is stunned when a disheveled woman appears at the door one day…a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lucy's own beautiful mother. It turns out the two women are identical twins, separated at birth, and raised in dramatically different circumstances. Lucy's mother quickly resolves to give her less fortunate sister the kind of life she has never known. And the transformation in Aunt Helen is indeed remarkable. But when Helen begins to imitate her sister in every way, even Lucy isn't sure at times which twin is which. Can Helen really be trusted, or does her sweet face mask a chilling agenda?
Filled with shocking twists and turns, THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER is an engrossing gothic novel of betrayal, jealousy, and treacherous secrets that will keep you guessing to the very end.


1 comment:

  1. Love the one-question interview?--I'm REALLY looking forward to the Education of Bet--and I totally need to find out more about the Twin's Daughter--looks SOOOOO good!!!! Thanks!!!!


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