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Laren Stover writes fiction, non-fiction, plays and fairy tales. She is the author of three books—the cult-classic novel, Pluto, Animal Lover, a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and optioned by actor Robin Wright, Bohemian Manifesto, A Field Guide to Living on the Edge and The Bombshell Manual of Style, pivotal in exploding Bombshell consciousness into a popular genre.

She is editor at large of Faerie Magazine, her dream job, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Observer, The New York Times, Bomb, Deutsch Vogue and Guernica Magazine.

Laren is a fellow of Yaddo and Hawthornden Castle and has received the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant for fiction and the Dana Award. Her dramatic works have been performed at various venues including Naked Angels Theatre, New Georges Theatre, the Algonquin Hotel, The Carlyle, The Chateau Marmont and EST. She wrote the libretto for composer Lowell Liebermann's Appalachian Liebesleider, which premiered at Carnegie Hall.

In addition, Laren has been sought out as a style expert with readings/​interviews on NPR with Leonard Lopate, The Early Show with Bryant Gumbal and Lisa Birnbach, CNN with Rachel Wells, The Caroline Rhea Show, WOR-TV, Oxygen and National Swedish Television.

She has a degree in the fine arts and has a passion for calligraphy, Japanese woodcuts, tea, vintage fairy tale illustrations, vintage fashion, old hardcover books with gilt covers and enjoys asking friends to take The Proust Questionnaire.

She is working on several new projects, including The Society of Impossible Beauty and Lucky Me (formerly The 27 Notebooks of Nick Dante), a fictionalized and greatly embellished memoir inspired by a serially incarcerated addict/​pyromaniac who lives in southern California. In the spirit of In Cold Blood, much of the content is taken from interviews and correspondence that span over 15 years. This first-person narrative explores the odyssey of a troubled crystal-meth addict who believes he can straighten out his life if he wins "The Big Spin" game show.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she now lives in the West Village in New York City.
INSTAGRAM: Faerie_Style
Twitter: Reine_des_fees

Selected Works

Nonfiction
“An Exultation of a State of Mind”
The New York Times
“... offers advice to all women, brunettes and redheads included, on how to detonate the inner bombshell.”
—The New York Times
Fiction
“If Raymond Carver... had been just a little bit nuttier... [he] would have been proud to produce something like Pluto, Animal Lover.”
The New York Times

Lucky Me (The Twenty-Seven Notebooks of Nick Dante)

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