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"An appealing mix of memoir and psychology" - The New Zealand Herald 

"Wellington woman did one new thing every week for a year," -

"Relatable ... good Kiwi humour" - Newstalk ZB radio interview 

"In a league with Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Gilbert, The 52 Week Project is the perfect book to lead us out of 2020" - Kete Books 

"[M]any lines that are laugh out loud funny. There are plenty others that draw a tear - perhaps partly in recognition." - This NZ Life 

"... a delightful, funny and relatable book ... " - Capsule NZ 

"Lauren is the hero of her own story" - Radio New Zealand interview 


Where I like to write (and confess to being an amoeba luddite) in 

Q&A with Capital Magazine (warning: includes talk of mullets)

Combatting imposter syndrome and other thoughts in Storyo 


Winner of the 2017 Pikihuia Short Story award

Selected for the 2016 Te Papa Tupu writers incubation programme 

Finalist in the 2019 Best Emerging Writer Pikihuia Short Story award


Blog Modern Mothercraft listed by the New Zealand Herald as being one of New Zealand's top four parenting blogs in 2014