Fiction

Commercial Fiction Writer

Lauren Keegan is a writer 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 writes commercial fiction stories about women for women.

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Works in Progress

Lauren has eight complete full-length manuscripts.

Lauren is currently seeking representation for her commercial women’s fiction novel The Perfect Sister (working title), set in a small country NSW town which explores memory, mental illness and family relationships.

Publications

Last Chance Junction (short story), Kellan Publishing, 2013 (under the pseudonym Lauren Murphy).

A Survival Guide For Goa, Writers of Wollondilly, Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW), Wollondilly Branch Anthology, 2018

The Killing Tree, Writers of Wollondilly, Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW), Wollondilly Branch Anthology, 2018

Memberships

Wollondilly FAW writers group

NSW Writers’ Centre

Romance Writers of Australia (RWA)

Australian Society of Authors (ASA)

Book Reviews

Lauren has reviewed independent and traditionally published books in a range of genres since the conception of her blog (formerly known as The Australian Bookshelf) in 2012.

She has worked with major Australian publishing houses Allen & Unwin, Penguin Random House, Hachette Australia, Harlequin and a number of smaller publishing houses.

Unfortunately, she no longer accepts review requests.

For monthly updates on writing and submissions, along with recommended reads and interesting links, sign up for Lauren’s email newsletter.

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