As soon as Minette Lauren was old enough to write, she composed a play in one act about the love of Seth and Beth, inspired by the movie, Gone with the Wind. Not deterred by the play’s questionable success, she has been in love with writing ever since. Growing up in a small town outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, has fueled a lot of her creative endeavors. She travels often and takes advantage of anyplace with a view that inspires her to write. Lauren now resides in Texas, where she co-writes with good friend Zoe Tasia under the pen name, Zari Reede. Lauren loves to write outdoors by her pool, with her five furry writing muses. Besides her menagerie of tail-wagging pooches, she also has a loving husband, three turtles, and a Macaw to keep her company. Together, they make all of her dreams come true.