Lauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.

She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing.

She is a 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semi-finalist and a USA Best Book Awards Finalist.

Nora & Kettle

Nora & Kettle

Set in 1953, NORA AND KETTLE explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary adversity. Kettle, an orphaned Japanese American, is struggling to make a life in the aftermath of an event in history not often referred to—the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Nora is barely surviving her violent home and dreams of a life outside of the brownstone walls. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating and ultimately healing. More info →
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The Wall

The Wall

Joseph, wake up, wake up, wake up... She says it over and over. It’s her mantra, her prayer, her plea. But life doesn’t stop while he’s sleeping. With a newborn baby in her arms, Rosa's thrown into a new world, with new rules and a philosophy that sounds too good to be true. She’s sure they didn’t rescue her out of the goodness of their hearts. The Survivors must want something in return. More info →
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The Wanted

The Wanted

What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you Wanted? It’s the question facing both Rosa and Joseph as they are pushed and pulled in unimaginable directions. It’s the question Superior Grant answered with a resounding, “Anything and everything.” The only thing they want is to be back in each other’s arms. But what will it cost them to get there? The Wanted is the stunning conclusion of The Woodlands Series. More info →
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The Willful

The Willful

Set in the years leading up to The Woodlands, The Willful follows Esther, Rosa’s mother, as she navigates young motherhood, a marriage on the brink, and the hard decisions that come with living in a controlled world with an uncontrollable man. The Willful is a novella in The Woodlands Series. More info →
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The Woodlands

The Woodlands

Rosa never thought she’d make it to sixteen. In a world where being unique puts her in danger and speaking her mind can be punishable by death, Rosa finds herself fighting to survive. More info →
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The Wounded

The Wounded

You think you’re in control. That it’s your hands on the reins. But I’m starting to think either someone else is driving, or the reins are attached to nothing. Just flapping and snapping in the breeze. What could be simple, never is. Rosa doesn’t want to get used to being separated from Joseph, from Orry. So she must find the strength to battle her way back to her family. More info →
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Worlds Undone

Worlds Undone

It’s a fight for life in Worlds Undone. The only way to live through these post-apocalyptic times is to stand up against authority, hone in on special gifts, and learn to control the elements. In these stories of survival against all odds, heroes will rise and the evil ones will fall. More info →
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Breaker and the Sun

Breaker and the Sun

Breaker is a recently returned Vietnam vet. Sunny is a Chinese-French immigrant who fled during the war. When Breaker stumbles upon Sunny at the Ugly Tree, they are instantly drawn to each other. But they are also called to the tree. Is it fate that brought them together, or something more? More info →
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The Woodlands Series Boxed Set

The Woodlands Series Boxed Set

Sixteen-year-old Rosa lives in The Woodlands, where the survivors of a devastating race war have settled in enclosed cities. The Superiors are ruthless in their control of the area, striving to create a society where everyone is the same. Rosa has always been different—and that makes her a liability. She finds her counterpoint in Joseph, but to be together, they will have to leave the Woodlands… More info →
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