Lauren has written many young adult novels (mostly for girls). Her books include:
the Winnie series ( ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen and thirteen plus one)
Luv Ya Bunches
rhymes with witches
peace, love, baby ducks
The fashion disaster that Changed my life
and the IMing series (ttyl, ttfn, l8r g8r)
She has also worked with other authors such as E. Lockhart and Sarah Mlynowski to produce the novel: How To Be Bad
She wrote Let It Snow with Maureen Johnson and John Green.
In the past, she has worked as a middle school teacher in Georgia, and has also worked in the JET Programme, a teaching program in Japan.
She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and three kids - Al, Jamie, and Mirabella
Her first novel, Kissing Kate, was selected an ALA Best Books for Young Adults for the year 2004. It was named by Booklist as one of the "Top Ten Youth Romances" of the year, as well as one of the "Top Ten Books by New Writers". Her middle-grade novel, Eleven, came out 2004, along with Twelve, which came out in 2007. Myracle published The Fashion Disaster that Changed My Life in 2005. Thirteen was released in March 2008. She recently also came out with the book Thirteen Plus One in 2010. She also wrote Rhymes with Witches, which is included in Anita Silvey's "500 Great Books for Teens",and was nominated for "Best Books for Young Adults" by the American Library Association. Bliss, which came out in 2008, is its prequel. She also has a book entitled How to Be Bad with E. Lockhart.
The "IM" books (ttyl (talk to you later), ttfn (ta ta for now), l8r, g8r (later gator)) are about 3 friends--Zoe, Maddie, and Angela--who experience typical high school drama: boys, drugs, alcohol, parties, driving, murderous rampages, and college prep. The novels ttyl and ttfn were both New York Times Best Sellers, and ttyl was the first-ever novel to be written entirely in instant messages. Most of Myracle's novels take place in Atlanta, Georgia and are inspired by her childhood friends and experiences, and her large diverse family.
According to the American Library Association, Myracle's books were the most challenged books of 2009.Her books continue to be challenged in school libraries, usually for scenes of alleged sexuality, homosexuality, or alcohol use. Scholastic Books nearly refused to carry Luv Ya Bunches at its national school book fair events due to the fact that the book features lesbian mothers.Scholastic recanted its initial decision after a large internet outcry.