Lauren Ritz was born in Utah and continues to reside there, somewhat to the chagrin of those who know her well. She is commonly known as a walking insane asylum (just ask her) and a compulsive gardener.
She began writing at the age of six with a “journal entry” about aliens flying through her bedroom window and landing on her wall. She tried to start earlier, but was handicapped by the fact that she couldn't draw well enough.
She lives in Utah with the aforementioned bats, a cat named Darth Vader and too many books to count. She is a wannabe herbalist, but the herbs stay outside for the most part. Most of her plants are domesticated varieties and housebroken.
No, she does not talk to the plants, but they talk to her. Luckily she's hard of listening.
Writing is her love and her lifelong obsession, taking up the majority of her time when she isn't involved in other less compelling interests.