Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Lauren now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. In addition to her fiction, she writes a monthly newspaper column about life, relationships, and how funny (and hard) it is to be a parent. Her first two novels, The Hideaway (2017) and Hurricane Season (2018), both became USA Today bestsellers, with The Hideaway also a Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestseller.

WORLD Magazine stated that her third novel Glory Road (2019) “exudes so much Southern charm that the scent of magnolias practically wafts from the pages.” Publishers Weekly gave her fourth novel The Summer House a starred review, and New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel called her fifth novel, The One You’re With, “a complex, compelling, powerful story about the roads not taken.” About her sixth novel, A Place to Land, Publishers Weekly said, “Denton masterfully paces this slow-burn mystery and vividly renders the dark undercurrent of small-town life.”

When she’s not writing or editing, she’s going to the grocery store, hanging out with her two daughters and Covid-dog Ruby (acquired during lockdown), reading, exercising, vacuuming the floor again, listening to good music with her husband, and waiting impatiently for their next trip to the beach.