Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York. She has a master's degree in fiction from the University of California, is the author of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and the bestselling Fallen series.
She aspires to work in a restaurant kitchen, get a couple of dogs, and learn how to surf. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and baby daughter, Matilda.
She is currently at work on a new series, the Teardrop saga. The first book will be released in October 2013.