Lauren Himmelreich was born in Manaus, Amazon, Brazil on January 31, 1976. She is married and has six children. She is fluent in Portuguese and English. She immigrated to Canada in 1981 and loves being a Canadian citizen. She has always loved reading and writing stories and has written many stories for children and young readers, as well as some young adult fiction, which she hopes to publish soon. Lauren and her family enjoy sailing at the lake near their country home in central Alberta and spending time together, playing games, telling stories and having fun.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss, Blubber, by Judy Blume, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan,The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood, Harry Potter, by JK Rowling. If it hadn't been for Dr. Seuss, I never would have learned how to read, the man was an absolute genius! The other authors I love, which are many more than just the ones I have listed, have taught me how to really love to read! I have learned, through reading their books, how to be a good reader, and how to be a good writer. they have been my University. I feel deeply indebted to these amazing people who put their imaginations and their hearts, and in all truthfulness, a lot of who they are, into what they write. It is such a gift and honor to be able to pick up one of their books and just enjoy it so much!
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything! Whatever happens to peak my interest. When I need a break from getting too involved with the characters I write about, or need to get a bit of a breather from the whole intensity of writing, I usually read something that has nothing to do with what's going on in my head. A good gardening book or gardening magazine usually does the trick.
Discover what true friendship is all about as Peter and Willow and their friends go on exciting adventures through the back woods of James River Bridge Alberta during the Great Depression. For a bunch of kids with nothing but their imagination and each other, life couldn't be better!
Who is this story about? Everyone. Into The Lives of Others, literally leads you into the lives of a myriad of characters, from a teenage girl, to a mentally disabled grocery store employee, to an art teacher. Everyone, has a story.