About the Author

The short version:

Lauren Magaziner recently graduated from Hamilton College. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her books humorous middle grade books, Pilfer Academy and The Only Thing Worse Than Witchesare available now from Penguin Books for Young Readers. Her next book, Wizardmatch, is scheduled to release in Spring 2018.

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 currently resides in Brooklyn, where she now writes full-time.

The Only Thing Worse Than Witches  and Pilfer Academy are available now! Her third book, Wizardmatch, is scheduled to release in Spring 2018.

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