About the Author

The short version:

Lauren Magaziner grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and is a proud graduate of Hamilton College. She currently lives in Philadelphia. She is the author of humorous middle grade books: the Case Closed series (Mystery in the Mansion, Stolen from the Studio, and Haunting at the Hotel), WizardmatchPilfer Academy and The Only Thing Worse Than Witches. Her next projects: First, Case Closed 4 releases in Summer 2022. Then The Mythics, a five-book series about a quest for mythical beast familiars, releases in Fall 2022 from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books.

The longer version:

Lauren Magaziner grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, where she spent her childhood with her nose in a book and her fingers curled over a keyboard.

Lauren studied Creative Writing and Philosophy at Hamilton College. She wrote her debut novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Witches, while studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland her Junior year. In addition to writing a book in Scotland, Lauren also herded sheep, attended a royal wedding, witnessed a waddling parade of penguins, rode the real Hogwarts express, spotted the Loch Ness monster, and stuck her face in a fairy river of eternal youth. (All of those things are true, and Lauren has the pictures to prove it.)

After college, Lauren worked on two delightful Scholastic magazines: writing for the issues and creating online teaching resources. She lived in Brooklyn, New York for six years. Now she currently resides in Philadelphia, where she writes full-time.

Case Closed: Mystery in the MansionCase Closed: Stolen from the StudioCase Closed: Haunting at the HotelWizardmatch, Pilfer Academy, and The Only Thing Worse Than Witches are available now. Her next projects: First, Case Closed 4 releases in Summer 2022. Then The Mythics, a five-book series about a quest for mythical beast familiars, releases in Fall 2022 from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books.

 
 

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