Words! stories! action!


I’m Lara Zielin, and I’m a published author, editor, and the founder of Author Your Life!

I know the power of a good story — and that when we make art, it can alter the fabric of the universe.

That’s why I decided to launch Author Your Life — to share the power of writing and to prove that literally writing yourself into a better story can unleash changes large and small. To learn more about how Author Your Life started, just head over here.

My debut young-adult novel Donut Days was selected to the Lone Star Reading List, and my romance novel And Then He Kissed Me (written under the name Kim Amos) was nominated for a Romantic Times Reader's Choice Award.

My magazine articles have appeared in Writers Digest, Culture, Medicine at Michigan, and more.

When I’m not putting words on paper, you can find me on the board of directors for 826michigan, a literacy nonprofit, or slinging ice cream at my husband’s ice cream store.

I am represented by Susanna Einstein of Einstein Literary Management.

If you’re interested in working with me, use the contact button below to get in touch, or learn more here.