New Book by Lauren Scott – More Than Coffee

Today I am very pleased to be part of Lauren Scott’s launch of her new book More Than Coffee. This has been a labor of love for Lauren, and she is excited to finally see the launch of her latest. It is a collection of prose and verse.

BOOK BLURB:

From the early woes of childhood and teen years, this collection of stories and poems paints a picture of young dreams and fears. But as adulthood sets in, these dreams and fears change. More than Coffee touches on love and loss, nature and endurance, marriage and parenting. In these memories, humor diffuses fear, and taking risks proves to be a powerful method in boosting self-confidence. Through it all, whether in the wilderness near a sparkling lake or in the comfort of home, there’s nothing like a good cup of coffee. A poignant and reflective collection of verse and prose that is best enjoyed sipping your favorite coffee roast.

AUTHOR INFO:

Lauren has authored two collections of poetry: New Day, New Dreams (2013) and Finding a Balance (2015). In the last couple of years, she began exploring memories from her past, penning them into short memoirs. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Matthew, and their lovable canine, Copper; they have two adult children. Family has been an aspect of life she has always held dear. From her experiences over three decades: raising a family, grieving through loss, finding joy in the smallest things, and the many backpacking and camping adventures, her writing takes a magical path of its own.

The marvelous wild world that surrounds her: the smell of the woods, the sound of a babbling brook, and the chorus of birds never disappoint in providing inspiration. Recent backpacking trips with Matthew along the California coast and Sierra Nevada have stirred up thoughts to write about love, lost friendship, family, and the possibility that anything can happen. Hikes along the Paper Mill Creek remind her that life is fragile. From trout hatchlings to swallowtail butterflies, Lauren is marveled at how the world is interconnected and that every living thing matters. She is a poet, short memoir writer, and nature lover who hopes her readers will find a little nugget of delight, comfort, or understanding in her poetry and stories – some detail that resonates with them beyond her words.

BOOK LINKS:

US: Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/22a75vhj

UK: Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/xat7wru

BLOG: https://baydreamerwrites.com/

 

 

 

 

109 comments

  1. Congrats to Lauren on her new book! 🙂
    This looks like a good read. Thanks for sharing, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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    2. Thanks for your kind words, Harmony! And thanks again, John, for promoting More than Coffee. I truly appreciate your support. 🥰

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      1. 😁 A pleasure.

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  2. All the best to Lauren for the launch of her new book!

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    1. It’s great to see you again, Liz, and another big Thank You for your wishes! 💕
      John, I’m so grateful for your support! 🤗

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  3. Great to see Lauren and her special new book ‘More Than Coffee’ here, John. ❤ for Lauren and ❤ for you. You are both special souls. ❤ Xxx

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    1. As are you, Jane.

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    2. Jane, you are such a special soul! Another Big Hug for you, dear friend, and for you, John! ❤️

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      1. ❤ Lauren ❤ John ❤

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      2. One for you, too.

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  4. All the best with it, Lauren.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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    2. Thanks so much, Craig!

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  5. […] New Book by Lauren Scott – More Than Coffee […]

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing, Charles. I appreciate it!

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  6. Congratulations to Lauren! Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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    2. Thanks again, Jill, for your wonderful wishes, and I replied to your email yesterday. 💕

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  7. Congratulations to Lauren on her new release. Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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    2. Thanks for your wishes, Staci, and John is so generous to share the release of my book. 💗

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  8. Hi John, I can’t thank you enough for your participation in the promotion of my book. You’ve been a terrific friend and supporter. 🥰🎉

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    1. It is my pleasure, Lauren. 😁

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  9. John, thanks for hosting Lauren. I’m excited to see this book published. Sharing everywhere. Big hugs to you both. Congrats, Lauren — I know you put your heart into this.

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    1. Thanks so much, Teagan, for your enthusiasm and help in sharing my book, too. And I did put my heart into this…so many great memories of laughter and tears…and coffee! Big hugs to you and John! ❤️

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    2. Thank you, Teagan. 😁

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  10. John, a lovely share of Lauren’s latest book!

    Lauren, wishing your book all the best as it sets off! I enjoyed learning a bit more about you here and how you came to write ‘More Than Coffee’. Hikes are so much more than walking, a wonderfully meditative, reflective and creative undertaking. xx

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    1. Thanks again, Annika, and it’s so nice to see you here! I’m glad you enjoyed reading how More than Coffee came to be. John sure is getting an earful of Thank-Yous today! Hugs to you both! 💗

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    2. Thank you, Annika. 😊

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  11. Thank you, John, for this introduction to Lauren. Her book sounds awesome and eclectic!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Jan! 💕

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    2. A good way to describe it, Jan

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations, Lauren. I’m pleased to meet you on John’s site. Your book sounds terrific. Thank you, John, for hosting today. All the best to both of you.

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    1. Thanks for your wishes, Gwen, and for your wonderful words. John is generous for hosting today! 💞

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    2. Thank you, Gwen. 😁

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  13. It’s great associating with talented people. Congrats, Lauren!

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    1. It’s nice to meet you Tim, and thank you very much for your wishes!

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      1. Nice to meet you too, Lauren. Glad John shared your new release.

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    2. Hahaha. Thanks, Tim.

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  14. I’ve been following Lauren and she’s really quite good!!

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    1. Yes she is. Thanks, GP.

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    2. Hi GP, reading your wonderful comment was a great way to end my work day. 🙂 Thanks so much! And John, here it comes, Thank You!!! 🥰

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      1. Hahaha. Thanks, Lauren. 😁

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Congrats on your new release, Lauren. I love the cover, it looks like the perfect place to sit and reflect.
    Thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise. The cover photo was taken at Spider Lake in the Sierra Mountains on one of the backpacking trips with my husband (Lily Pads is the story in my book). 🙂 And it was a magical place, to say the least. Thanks again, and more hugs to John for hosting.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        It looks magical. I will have to check it out sometime, I’m always finding new places to explore in the sierras 🙂

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  16. Best of luck with the launch, Lauren. Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. I appreciate your good wishes, Joan. 💕

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    2. Thank you, Joan. 😁

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  17. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Great title! I’ve had a couple of backpacking trips in the Sierra’s—part of the beauty of the west!

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    1. Thanks, Pete, and it’s great that you know what I’m talking about when it comes to backpacking in the Sierra mountains. 🙂

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  18. This looks like a lovely collection .. thanks for hosting John and congratulations Lauren.

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    1. Thank you, Sally. It does look good.

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  19. Thanks so much for your good wishes, Sally. This book took longer than expected, but I’m happy to have reached the finish line and hold a copy in my hands. 🙂 ❤️ And John knows by now how grateful I am. 🥰

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  20. Congratulations on the new release, Lauren. This one is on the list. 🙂 Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Mark.

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    2. Thanks again, Mark! I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy my book! 🙂

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  21. Fantastic to see Lauren featured here, John. I have this book on my TBR.

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    1. Thank you for the support, Robbie.

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    2. Thanks so much, Robbie, for your wonderful comment and support! I’m honored to be here on John’s site. 💗

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Michael! I greatly appreciate it!

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      1. 😊 Thank you very much for writing such interesting books, Lauren. Enjoy a beautiful weekend. xx Michael

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    2. Thank you, Michael.

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  22. Thanks for sharing the news, John. xx Michael

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    1. Thank you for sharing the news, Michael. 😊

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      1. Thank you as well for sharing the information, John. Enjoy your weekend! xx Michael

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  23. EGADS! So many fab comments and well wishes.
    Congrats, Lauren!
    John, you are a good promoter!
    I want to read this.
    Lauren, will you be publishing on Kobo? OR….

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Resa. 😁

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    2. My thoughts exactly, Resa! I’ve been on Cloud 9 for a week now. 🙂 I don’t know about Kobo, but I’ll look into it. I know the e-book is on barnesandnoble.com. Otherwise, Amazon is the only option. I’ll let you know and thanks so much for your support! Big hugs! And yes, John is a great promotor! 🙂 ❤️

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      1. His puppies are even better!! xoxo

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      2. True! 🥰❤️🐶

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    3. Hi Resa,

      I just found my book in ebook format on Kobo! Here is the link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/more-than-coffee-1

      I didn’t see the paperback, but I hope this works for you. Hugs!

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      1. Alright! I’ve copied the link!
        I’ll be buying an e copy! It will take me a bit to actually read it, as I’ve got Teagan’s #3 next in line. I will then review it! HUGS!!!!

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      2. Whatever works for you, Resa. I’m just grateful for your support and truly hope you enjoy my book. I’m currently reading Teagan’s Journey 5. 🙂 Thanks again and hugs back! 💗💗💗

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  24. Congratulatioons to Lauren on her new book! Great to find her at your place today, John. Sharing…

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    1. Thank you, Bette.

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    2. Thanks again for your support, Bette! The ride has been exciting! 🙂 And I appreciate you sharing too. 💕

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  25. Thanks again for your support, Bette! The ride has been exciting! 🙂 And I appreciate you sharing too. 💗

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  26. Jonathan Becker, PhD · · Reply

    Congratulations on your new book Lauren!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jonathan!

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  27. Congratulations on the new piece. Any new book that makes it onto the market is a master effort. Well done. -M

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    1. Thanks, Michael.

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  28. Thanks for your kind words, Michael! They’re greatly appreciated and John is wonderful to host.

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  29. Lauren Lovely to have you here. The books look exciting and ready to pack many a punches. Many congratulations.

    Narayan x

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes, Narayan. 😊

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    2. Thank you for your lovely comment and good wishes, Narayan. 💞

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  30. Thank you for your lovely comment and good wishes, Narayan. 💞

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