Lauren Kerstein is an author and psychotherapist. She is a Jersey girl at heart who loves reading, drinking tea, and devouring chocolate. Lauren currently lives in Colorado with her husband, Josh, their two dragons…er, daughters, Sarah and Danielle, and her rescue dogs Hudson and Duke.
Lauren’s debut fiction picture book: Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves (Illustrated by Nate Wragg/Two Lions) swam to shelves in June 2019. The companion volume, Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night (Illustrated by Nate Wragg/Two Lions), snuggled into shelves on September 1, 2020. Lauren’s book Home for a While (Illustrated by Natalia Moore/Magination Press) will snuggle into bookshelves on February 2, 2020. Lauren is a long-time member of SCBWI and the 12×12 PB Challenge, runs a critique business, is a judge for Rate Your Story, and is one of the founders of #ReVISIONweek.
Lauren is also the author of the author of books and articles in her field that include such topics as sensory issues and emotion, flexible thinking, autism spectrum disorders, and emotion regulation. Her books include: A Week of Switching, Shifting and Stretching my Thoughts: How to Make my Thinking More Flexible so I Can Have Fun, and My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children. Lauren authored a textbook about Autism Spectrum Disorders which is available as an on-line course through Western Schools Publishing. Lauren’s latest book, tentatively titled: Emotion Regulation: Helping Children and Adolescents Take Charge of Their Feelings will be available soon.
Lauren’s writing goals are simple. Read voraciously. Embrace feedback. Grow each day. Work hard. Be passionate. Write courageously. Touch children’s hearts. For more information, please visit www.LaurenKerstein.net.