Lorin Oberweger began her storytelling career by captivating her first-grade class with tales of her summers on a kibbutz in Israel.

Lorin had never been to Israel.

While parent-teacher night put an end to her first dabblings in fiction, she'd already caught the bug and eventually made a career of all things story.

A long-time independent editor and story development guru whose client successes range from small press publications to major bestselling novels, Lorin has also worked behind the scenes as a ghostwriter on a variety of projects. Her work has received starred Kirkus reviews and glowing mentions in The New York Times.

For twenty years, Lorin has taught poetry and fiction at workshops across the US and abroad. Her award-winning poetry, short fiction, and articles have appeared in well over one hundred periodicals, including dozens of prestigious literary journals and the bestselling French Quarter Fiction. An excerpt of her novel-in-progress, Itch, was awarded "Best of Workshop" at Writers in Paradise, co-founded by author Dennis Lehane.

Writing as Noelle August, she and Veronica Rossi are co-authors of the New Adult novels, Boomerang, Rebound, and Bounce, from HarperCollins/William Morrow.

As an adult, she did actually get to see a kibbutz and found out she had it pretty much right all along.

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