Lauren Keegan is a writer, reader and psychologist from the Wollondilly Shire, NSW. She works as a psychologist in a public mental health service in Sydney South-West and has previously worked in child protection services.

Lauren has worked as a freelance health writer for the past five years, specialising in articles, ebooks, course development and ghostwriting, related to mental health, psychology and women’s health.

She reads and writes across a range of genres. With an interest in relationships and the human psyche, it’s no wonder her focus is now on writing psychological thrillers.

Lauren’s short story Last Chance Junction was published in a Christmas anthology (under the pseudonym Lauren Murphy) by Kellan Publishing in 2013. Two non-fiction short stories were published in Writers of Wollondilly, an anthology by the Wollondilly Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW).  It was released in February 2018.

Lauren is currently seeking representation for her psychological thriller novel, Secrets That Bind Us, while working on her next novel (this will be her eighth manuscript!).

When she’s not counselling patients, blogging about books, writing novels or running around after her toddler, she’s enjoying a cup of tea and a good book. And if life isn’t busy enough, she has a book merchandise store on Etsy called Bookish Gifts where she makes rustic gift cards, bookmarks, and hand typed quotes on a c1960s Remington vintage typewriter.

Lauren is a member of the Wollondilly FAW writers group, the NSW Writers’ Centre and the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA).

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