Meet Lou Brown! I had to google consummate. It's either a compliment or a French Soup Even old people need Facebook Will I ever stop blushing? or can my family use my head as a radiator and cut their heating bills? That's exactly the sort of terrible, awful, useless advice you get off people over 25
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  • Nat Luurtsema introduces Girl Out of Water

The Book Emotional outbursts can't be rushed I hope both my parents haven't gone mad. Who'll raise me? I still need so much parenting
Girl out of Water book cover





5’11” and STILL GROWING.


I was on the FAST TRACK



Now I’m TRAINING boys

too COOL to talk to me.

IN a sport I’ve just MADE UP.



Nat Luurtsema

nat-margotNat Luurtsema is a stand-up comedian, and the funniest author around. Girl Out of Water is Nat’s first book for teens, and she says Lou is a less mopy, spotty, migrainey version of her as a teenager. Nat lives in South London with her kitten, Margot/Stinkbox. By the time you read this she might be a cat.

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    My next YA novel, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, is published in 4 months! To celebrate, I’m giving away a signed proof/ARC copy of the book. 


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    Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?

    Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.

    Their only communication is via email and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.

    But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?

    Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone…

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    The Loneliest Girl In The Universe is the third novel by Lauren James. It is a romantic psychological thriller set in space and will be published by Walker Books in the UK and Australia on 7th September 2017. You can add it on Goodreads or subscribe to my mailing list for updates.

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