Lauren Yero is a Cuban American writer living in the mountains of western North Carolina. She writes speculative, near-future stories of resistance, adventure, and first love that question the structures our world is built upon. Born in Florida, she received her BA from Davidson College and her MA in Environmental Literature from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her desire to connect more deeply with her Latinx heritage led her to study and work in Spain, Argentina, Cuba, and Chile, where she drew inspiration for her debut novel, Under This Forgetful Sky.


Fantastical Love: Young Adult Fiction

March 23, 2024 10AM – 11:30AM

Two lush teen love stories set in otherworldly worlds bring two Caribbean authors together: Lauren Blackwood, author of Wildblood; and Lauren Yero, author of Under this Forgetful Sky.

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With generous support from Michelle and David Baldacci

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