Press & Media


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Hosted by: Book Revue

Long Island native Lauren J. Sharkey’s intended to return to the island for the launch of her debut novel, Inconvenient Daughter. Out of an abundance of caution, Book Revue and Lauren J. Sharkey switched the event to virtual, and could not have been more pleased with the results. Be sure to watch Lauren’s reading and Q&A!

Recorded on June 23, 2020


Lauren J. Sharkey sits down with Ashley Hasty of Hasty Book List to discuss authors who have inspired her, signature cocktails, and which fictional character she’d like to be stuck in an elevatory with!

Published on June 27, 2020


from Jemima Reads:

This interview has a very special place in my heart as it is the first one I am publishing on my blog. I will be forever grateful to Lauren and her team for giving me the opportunity to do this.

An Inconvenient Daughter has become one of my favourite books. I loved it so much when I read it. I reached out to Lauren’s team with more than a few questions thinking she may answer two or three with a bit of luck. To my surprise, she took the time to answer every single one of them thoroughly.

Published June 2020


a conversation between N.D. Chan and Lauren J. Sharkey

A conversation between authors, Lauren J. Sharkey and ND Chan on Asian American identity, adoption, being queer and being seen.

Published August 2, 2019


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JANCHI SHOW: We interview other adult adoptees, eat/drink Korean cuisine (mostly snacks), and have a big ol’ party to celebrate the parts of our identities that make us unique and bring us together!