General details

  • LanetteKauten

  • Keller, TX

  • Lanette

  • English

In short

  • I have spent the past six years in writing critique groups and reading books, blogs, and agent's websites to learn all I can about the craft of writing and also about the business of publishing. I have completed two upmarket novels and have just finished the first draft for my third.

    I have been a nurse for 16 years and currently homeschool my teenage daughter.  I also have an almost obsessive desire for authentic barbacoa tacos, yebeg wot, and sea salt caramels.

  • My debut novel, HOUSE OF THISTLES, has been published by WeBook.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: General, Horror, Literary, Multicultural, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction

    Non-Fiction: History, Medicine, Religion, Science

  • "Of Mice and Men", "Breakfast At Tiffany's", and "To Kill a Mockingbird".  I love books from the golden era of American literature. Other favorite books are "Running With Scissors", Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series, and "Sarah's Key", but my absolute most favorite book is THE DOOR by Magda Szabo.
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  • After playing around with different genres and stories within those genres, I finally settled on upmarket women's fiction.
  • Fiction: Crime, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Young Adult/Juvenile

  • Truman Capote, J. K. Rowling, John Steinbeck, C. S. Lewis, and Dan Chaon