Episode #024 On Writing Sequels with Women's Fiction Author, Lauren Sams

As the new co-host of Your Creative Life Podcast, Kimberley is beyond excited to bring you her very first interview! This week, Kimberley is chatting to freelance journalist and contemporary women’s fiction author, Lauren Sams, whose hilarious debut novel, She’s Having Her Baby, about female friendship and fertility, was published by Nero Books early last year. Currently, she is working on the sequel, and Lauren spoke about the challenges she faced when it came to writing her second book and how she overcame these (spoiler alert: it was the Pomodoro technique!)

In addition to writing very funny books, Lauren is also a freelance writer and editor who has worked at Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan Bride, Girlfriend, and delicious. She’s also written for publications like ELLE, marie claire, Daily Life, Mamamia, the Sydney Morning Herald and Good Food. Lauren worships at the temple of Nora Ephron, is never without a book and cannot start the day without coffee.

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You can also connect with her via her website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

For Vanessa's blog post about getting through a first draft visit: Ideas on How to Get Unstuck In the Middle of a Manuscript Draft