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Lauren Merryfield, blind at birth from congenital glaucoma, began writing cat stories and poems in grade school. She placed in essay contests during highschool and later graduated with a B.A. in Integrated Studies and a Masters in Social Work. Lauren has been published in several magazines and anthologies. Lauren is a member of the Cat Writers' Association. She is currently working on her first 2 books, one concerning feline diseases for lay persons and one regarding her adventures in her first year post-gastric bypass.

Lauren edits/publishes CATLINES (in it's 4th year) for cat-loving home-business persons, such as herself. She has a sister ezine BIZLINES/Mind Gold News for home-business persons who are not so much into cats.

For two years, Lauren was editor of her high school newspaper, The Newsette. In the late 1970's-early 1980's, she was editor of News From Blind Nebraskans, publication of the National Federation Of The Blind Of Nebraska.

Lauren lives in Everett, WA, with her husband, Jim and 4 cats:Jaspur, Mikey (Mickens) Gabrielle and Maryah. She has a daughter, Lynden, who has left the nest.