Lauren Fern Watt is the author of Gizelle’s Bucket List; My Life with a Very Large Dog. Her first book has been translated in fifteen languages and optioned for film. When Lauren isn’t writing, she can be found training for her next marathon or exploring the coast of California with her rescue dog, Bette. She is an ambassador for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit working to end the devastation that addiction causes families. Follow her adventures at