Lauren DeStefano

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She has been climbing up my list of authors that I truly respect. Maybe it’s due to the fact that I see myself in her. We’re nearly the same age, we’re chasing the same dreams — dreams that she’s managed to reach before I have. Her blog is filled with wonderful, truthful and insightful writing, my favorite of which is the entry about body image and how you don’t have to be perfect to be successful. Isn’t that the truth?

Today has been quite a day for me. In fact, this whole week has been a roller coaster ride. It’s always reassuring to see someone who has “made it,” — someone like me. It doesn’t seem so impossible, then. Maybe, in a year, I’ll be where Lauren is with books that are just as good as Wither and Fever. I’ll look back on this post and remember what people drove me to be a better writer and a better person.

This is me being a fan girl.

If Lauren can do it, I can do it too.


This article was written by Stephanie

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