About Liz Lawson

liz lawson, the lucky ones, author

Liz Lawson is an author, a music supervisor, a wife, a mom, and a bunch of other things, too. She's been writing for most of her life in one way or another -- in middle school, she wrote some really excellent Babysitters Club fan-fic where the babysitters FINALLY go to high school. (It’s available for publication if anyone’s interested.) In high school, her SAT II essay about gopher throwing was awarded a perfect score, and in college she held a position on the editorial board of the campus newspaper. 

Since college, she's written for a variety of publications, including PASTE MAGAZINE, went to grad school, lived in six states + D.C., worked on a multitude of films and many, many episodes of television, got married, birthed a child, birthed three books (the last of which is her debut, THE LUCKY ONES!), and has done some other stuff, too, probably.

Her debut contemporary YA novel, THE LUCKY ONES, will release from Delacorte Press/Random House in 2020. It's the story of May and Zach, and deals with the healing process after extreme tragedy. It's inspired in part by all the children who have experienced school shootings, of whom there are far too many in this country. 

Currently, Liz resides in Los Angeles, CA, where she lives with an adorable toddler, a fantastic husband, and two VERY bratty cats. 

Find her on Instagram and Twitter: @lzlwsn