Lauren DeStefano

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Lauren DeStefano
Born October 13, 1984
New Haven, Connecticut, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 21st century
Genre Utopian and dystopian fiction
Literary movement Young adult
Notable works Wither
Website
www.laurendestefano.com

Lauren DeStefano is an American young adult author. She is best known for the Chemical Garden series of novels and her gallows humor.

Biography[edit]

DeStefano was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and has an English degree from Albertus Magnus College.[1] Her first book, Wither, a dystopian young adult novel, was published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster.

Wither is the first book in The Chemical Garden Trilogy, and the second novel, Fever, debuted at No. 6 on the New York Times bestseller list in March 2012.[2] The third and final book, Sever, was released on February 12, 2013. The trilogy achieved No. 10 on the New York Times bestseller list for children's series in March 2013.[3]

DeStefano is currently working on a new series. She has a three-book deal with Simon & Schuster for a "utopian" young adult series called The Internment Chronicles. The first book is titled Perfect Ruin.[4] It was released October 1, 2013, and focuses on the "perfect, orderly society" of a city floating in the sky.[5] The second book in the series, Burning Kingdoms, was released on March 10, 2015. DeStefano also wrote a middle-grade book, A Curious Tale of the In-Between, which is scheduled for release in September 2015.

Novels[edit]

The Chemical Garden Trilogy

  • Wither (The Chemical Garden. Book 1, 2011)
  • The Seeds of Wither (The Chemical Garden. Short story #1.5. 2011)
  • Fever (The Chemical Garden. Book 2. 2012)
  • Sever (The Chemical Garden. Book 3. 2013)

The Internment Chronicles

  • Perfect Ruin (Book 1. October 1, 2013)
  • No Intention of Dying (Short story #1.5. December 9, 2014)
  • Burning Kingdoms (Book 2. March 10, 2015)
  • The Heir Apparent (Short story #2.5. April 7, 2015)
  • Broken Crowns (Book 3. March 22, 2016)

The Glass Spare Duology

  • The Glass Spare (October 24, 2017)
  • The Cursed Sea (December 18, 2018)

Other Work

  • A Curious Tale of the In-Between (September 1, 2015)
  • The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart (September 13, 2016)
  • The Girl with the Ghost Machine (June 6, 2017)
  • Dreaming Dangerous (July 3, 2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauren DeStefano". Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bestsellers – Children's Chapter Books – March 11, 2012". New York Times. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bestsellers – Children's Series – March 3, 2013". New York Times. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lauren DeStefano to Write Utopian Series for S&S". USA Today. February 7, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Q&A with Lauren DeStefano". Publishers Weekly. February 21, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 

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