I am Lauren Myracle, currently the most banned author in the US. AMA!
I'm a New York Times best-selling author who writes novels for teens and tweens. Sometimes people call me Satan's minion because I don't sugarcoat teens' lives in my books. I was named a finalist for the Nat'l Book Award and then asked to step down due to a mistake. (Ouch.) My newest book, The Infinite Moment of Us, just came out and is about first love...and first sex. Also, my dear son who is technologically way more gifted than I am is here with me and will be helping. ( /u/alpheus125) For that we should all be thankful. I sure am.
EDIT: Okey-doke, time for me to head off for a book event at the marvelous Tattered Cover. Thanks, y'all. This was fun. I'll check back later to answer any more questions that come in, k? Cheers! Oh--and thanks, reddit!!!
EDIT2: Back from an awesome event at the Tattered Cover and excited to tackle more questions. This is fun!
EDIT3: Dudes! Go to bed! That's what I'm going to do. I am zonking out here. But I'll check back once more in the morning to wrap up any lingering pressing questions. Y'all are awesome, btw. Thanks for being so...authentic!
EDIT4: Good morning, reddit! Y'all are cool. Have I mentioned that? Your questions make me laugh and make me think!
EDIT5: Thanks, reddit. That was fun and filled me up with positive energy. Till next time! +salutes+
EDIT6: Thanks to a reddit poster, I now know that the new "top ten most frequently challenged books" list is up, and Dav Pilkey's Cap'n Underpants series now holds the #1 spot. My bad for being a dumbass and not being up to date! But: Go, Dav, go! I'm rooting for you!