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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lauren Yoder  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Poetry

Born: 1981 in Washington, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Yoder was born and raised in Washington, Illinois; where she still resides today. She went to College at Illinois Central College in East Peoria and Midstate College in Peoria.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lauren Yoder is a grateful recovering alcoholic/addict. As a young girl, she wanted to get a book published, but when she started using drugs and alcohol, she threw that dream right out the window. Earlier this year, she went to a treatment facility. When she got home, she wanted to fulfill that dream and did!! Now her goal is to share with other recovering alcoholic/addicts her journey from depression and addiction to recovery and hope. She wants to share with everyone that there is life after addiction and it is not the end of the world.

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