Lauren Abramo Personal Essay

My love of reading began early, when at three years old, I demanded that if my older brother were going to be taught to read, someone would have to teach me as well. My appetite for reading (and habit of demanding, no doubt) only grew from there!

When I was a kid, family reading time was one of my favorite parts of the day. My mother would read books to my older brother, my younger sister, and me. As I got older, I would feel so much pride to re-read them all by myself. These days, the weeks before my sister’s birthday and Christmas are some of my favorite of the year because they give me an opportunity to comb through my memory and select my favorite books to give to her as a gift.

As an agent, I’m grateful for the chance to find new books that I love and help bring them to even more readers.