For L. Baumgarten, writing is about finding life. Each smear of magic and metaphor is part of a heartbeat. Even as plot and characters click together, it is the thrill of theme through it all that gives it gentle, genuine life–the type of life that changes your own.
This love of story has led L. Baumgarten to gain a degree in English education, teach English and writing online, write her own novels, and coach and edit others’ works. She has coached four developing novels throughout the past year, and made significant contributions to the pacing, character, and structure of Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera, slated to publish with HarperCollins Children’s in 2021.
When she is not excitedly immersed in a client’s new chapter, she is learning awe from her children, scribbling down a new poem or plot, and dissecting the world with her circuit-building husband.