Lauren Gibaldi

Lauren Gibaldi is a public librarian who's been, among other things, a magazine editor, high school English teacher, and bookseller. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and daughter. Her books include The Night We Said Yes, Matt's Story, and her latest novel, Autofocus (out June 14, 2016).

  • These Words Matter: Lauren Gibaldi

    These Words Matter: Lauren Gibaldi 1

    I grew up with books. I realize not everyone can say that, so I know that I’m extremely lucky. My parents read to me every night, and though I have little memory from early childhood, I can recall rhyming along with my dad to Green Eggs and Ham. In fact, I still have part of that book memorized, something that’s become extremely useful nowadays as a mom myself. I moved from picture books to chapter books and was obsessed with The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High (both kids and twins) books. We went to the library–which was thankfully right down the street from us–weekly, so I could stock up.…