Lauren Harbor is a country girl at heart. Raised on a small property surrounded by animals, it's no surprise she writes small town romance with lots of love for creatures great and small.

Having failed fabulously at baking, painting and playing guitar, this bookworm finally found her creative outlet in writing strong, quirky heroines, and tough, handsome heroes with gooey animal-loving centers.

Lauren lives on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, with her beloved rescue greyhound, Daisy.

Awards and Contests

Lauren's unpublished manuscript, Animal Instincts, won the following contests in 2016 ​*​

Georgia Romance Writers
2016 Unpublished Maggie Award for Excellence ​- Contemporary Single Title category

Heart of Denver Romance Writers​​
2016 Molly Contest - Single Title / Mainstream category ​​

Tampa Area Romance Writers
2016 TARA Contest
- Contemporary Single Title category​

Northwest Houston Romance Writers
2016 Lone Star Contest
​- Single Title category ​

Rose City Romance Witers (Portland)
2016 Golden Rose Contest
​- Single Title Category.

*writing as Lauren James