Interview with Lauren Loos

What's the story behind your latest book?
I started writing Perfect Lives just after my eldest son was born. I kept seeing all these people on social media who seemed to have these amazing, flawless lives, and I felt incredibly inferior by comparison.

I eventually realised that no one truly has a perfect life, and, not only do we project an airbrushed image of our own lives, as the viewer we push that picture even further and imagine these improbable behind-the-scenes scenarios.
Who are your favorite authors?
Liane Moriarty and Marian Keyes.
What are you working on next?
A novel about two women negotiating the joys and horrors of motherhood, in all its hilarious and brutal glory.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Brisbane, Australia. I've lived all over Australia and done a lot of travel, but I have always set my novels primarily in Brisbane.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mostly with my children, but I try to cram in as much reading into my life as I can. (I never sleep, thanks to my beautiful boys, so I usually have a full twenty hours / day at my disposal. Unfortunately, my sleep-deprived brain doesn't always allow the twenty hours to be usable.)
Describe your desk
I don't write at a desk. I usually snatch moments here and there, whenever my children sleep (which is often in the car).
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was seven years old when I wrote a "novel" about the stolen generation. When we learnt about it in school as a child, the whole concept horrified me so much that I couldn't sleep and felt compelled to write about it.
Published 2017-12-14.
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Books by This Author

Perfect Lives
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,380. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When all we ever see are the highlights, it's easy to think our friends are leading Perfect Lives. But what happens when those perfect veneers begin to crumble? Perfect Lives is a funny, relatable and at times devastatingly real novel about friendship, jealousy and the fact that people's lives are rarely what they seem.