Lauren Emily's bylines have appeared in Playboy, BUST and SELF magazines, and the queer women's publication GO Magazine. She is a 2018 alumna of the National Critics Institute, and writes book reviews and author interviews for Kirkus. Lauren's erotica has been published in BEST WOMEN'S EROTICA OF THE YEAR VOL. 5 and the BETWEEN THE COVERS anthology, as well as on Bellesa.co. As Lauren Emily Whalen, she is the author of three books for young adults: SATELLITE (2017) and DEALING WITH DRAMA (2020). Lauren lives in Chicago with her cat, Versace, acts in plays and hangs in the air.