Hello! I’m Lauren Stacks, an aspiring novelist who resides in the wonderfully blustery, beautiful, and boisterous city of Chicago. My favorite things include: my boston terrier puppy (Miss Frankie), color-coding my bookcase, a chilled glass of vinho verde, em-dashes, NPR, and any song by Carly Simon. By day, I work in talent acquisition at Northwestern University. By night, I’m writing my second historical novel and blogging about my writing and other adventures on this site.