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Lauren Kate

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Lauren Kate is an internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and include The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and Fallen, which reached number 3 on the New York Times Best Seller List for children's chapter books on January 8, 2010, remaining there throughout April 2011. Fallen's sequel Torment entered the NYT Best Seller List at number 1.

Kate was raised in Dallas, Texas, and has a master's degree in fiction from the University of California, Davis. Kate has stated that experience of the "Old South" in the Atlanta area (she went to college at Emory) inspired her to set Fallen in a Civil War era academy.

Kate has stated that her high school did not provide the basis for Sword and Cross in the Fallen series. In fact, she based the high school setting of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove on the Dallas high school she attended (Plano senior High School).

The Fallen series employs Kate's many months of theological research. She had gotten the idea for the series from a line in Genesis that she came across whilst studying the Bible in graduate school in California.

Kate married Jason Morphew, a singer-songwriter, in 2009. They have a daughter, named Matilda (born February 2013) and a son, named Venice (born June 2014). The family currently lives in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Romance, Historical
New and upcoming books
   1. Fallen (2009)
   2. Torment (2010)
   3. Passion (2011)
   3.5. Fallen in Love (2012)
   4. Rapture (2012)
   5. Unforgiven (2013)
   0.5. Last Day of Love (2013)
   1. Teardrop (2013)
   2. Waterfall (2014)
   The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove (2009)
   The Orphan's Song (2019)
   By Any Other Name (2022)
   One True Wish (2023)
   To You, Iyla (2023) (with Kate Lauren)
   A Recipe for Disaster (2023) (with Kate Lauren)
   What's in a Kiss? (2024)
Lauren Kate recommends
The Only Game in Town (2023)
Lacie Waldon
"Lacie Waldon has done it again! The Only Game in Town is delightfully twisty, inventive and sweet, with a setting that swoops you up and characters you'll love to fall for."
The Decoy Girlfriend (2022)
Lillie Vale
"Smart, sweet, and sexy, The Decoy Girlfriend serves up a swoon-worthy romance, a charming cast of characters and an honest glimpse into the writing life. I devoured it."
Mika in Real Life (2022)
Emiko Jean
"Tender and profound, Emiko Jean's writing had me laughing, crying, and cheering for Mika in Real Life."

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Anthologies containing stories by Lauren Kate
Dear Bully (2011)
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edited by
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