About L.E. Waters

L.E. is the author of four novels of the Infinite Series–a reincarnation fantasy saga. She received her degree in Animal Behavior, which to her father’s prediction, she only uses to raise her two children and menagerie of animals. She loves so many things and now writing is the passion keeping her up at night and her excuse for not cleaning the house.

Besides referring herself in the third person, she is now furiously writing the fifth and final book of the series, Infinite Salvation.

To spice up this about me page I thought it would be a great idea to list all the random things I divulged after an award nomination—I’m a believer that you can get to know a character best through their idiosyncracies:

* I am NOT a morning person. I’m more like a reptile that crawls out and needs to warm up a bit before moving.

* I can read palms :)

*My first celebrity crush was on the fox from the Disney Robin Hood movie (I know…disturbing…but he is pretty cute).

* I went to the library everyday at our summer vacation house and read every book in the children’s library. (I should probably note that I was a child when I did this or it sounds pathetic.)

* I was a tomboy when I was little. Actually, I’m still slightly tomboyish.

* I was a vegetarian during college and gained 15 pounds since I ate mostly Paul Newman’s chocolate bars and organic chips. (I can’t make this one sound better…it’s definitely pathetic)

* I love using children’s parties as an excuse for dressing up in embarrassing costumes.

* I would love to travel more, but I hate to fly.

* I can’t wait to get some chickens and ducks (although, apparently my husband can!)

* I almost exclusively wear yoga clothes and I’ve never taken a yoga class :)

* I sometimes sleep with a light on to ward away a pesky ghost (it works!)

* Great White sharks scare the bejesus out of me

* I’m addicted to buying architectural salvage

* I must be word-verification disabled (it usually takes me five or six times to ‘solve’ them!)

* I once had twenty cats at one time (in my defense I lived on a farm and rescued them all from death row). I’ve decreased my cat hoarding tendency down to two now, but most likely will go back to my cat-habit once my kids are grown.

* I once took out kayaks with my little sister on a vacation and we didn’t realize until we turned to go back into the harbor that the current was super strong. Instead of choosing to be stranded on one of the goat-inhabited sand bars, we clung on to a huge cruise ship that we drifted out to. I sent my little sister up to get help as I held onto the ship and both kayaks like the hulk. We found out later it was one of the most expensive cruise ships in the world. We gave all the old rich folks a thrill for the day; a pathetic rescue at sea.

* Ruth Chew was my favorite author when I was little. She has some of the best supernatural ideas ever. Buy them to read with your kids!

* I once had a pet snapping turtle named Spike.

* I’m mostly of Irish heritage, which does not explain why I look Spanish/Hawaiian/Native American (someone’s got some explaining to do!)—see above photo for proof^

* When I was young I didn’t wear any shoes all summer—hmmm…explains hobbit feet now.

* I’m unable to listen to AM radio, the frequency is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

*Favorite Color: Silver Sage (thank you Restoration Hardware for addicting me to this color)

*Favorite Animal: Oh, this is so hard. I love so many. If I had to pick, I’d say Canada Geese. I raised an orphaned one when I was little and she has a special place in my heart.

*Favorite Number: 7

*Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Lattes (I have a whole post about this)

*Facebook or Twitter: Ugh, I have to start to use these more, but I feel ancient when it comes to technological thingies (it’s a miracle I’ve figured blogging out)

*My Passions: Writing, reading, animals, hiking, family, antiques, gardening, and crafty stuff.

*Getting or Giving Presents: Giving. I get such a thrill out of finding the perfect present for someone.

*Favorite Pattern: Wow, I’ve never thought of this before. I have to say ribbons and roses.

*Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday, since my husband’s home and I actually get some writing time!

*Favorite Flower: Pansies

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29 thoughts on “About L.E. Waters

  1. I am very interested in reading your books and was just curious how much your religious faith influences your work, if at all. Do your characters represent particular biblical personas? Alternatively, are your writings non-sectarian?

    Thanks so much.

    Steve

    • Thanks so much for your interest, Steve. My religious faith is very open minded. I’ve read widely on different religious beliefs and I’ve come the ambiguous conclusion that the afterlife could be many different things. I have a hungry curiosity for all things reincarnation and numerous books, wise people, and unexplainable events have influenced my series. None of my characters are based on biblical personas (at least, not consciously). I didn’t want these books to come across as preachy to anyone or attempt to change anyone’s beliefs. I only aspired to play with the idea and demonstrate—if reincarnation were possible—what it might be like. I love to hear that my books make people think because that is the greatest power a book can have 🙂 I hope you enjoy Infinite Sacrifice and please let me know what you think!

  2. Hello, Lauren. I just finished reading Infinite Sacrifice. I LOVED IT. I have always believed in reincarnation, mainly because I actually remember small parts of what I believe are some of my past lives and how I actually died in them. I have often thought of writing a book about the topic, but you have accomplished this before me. Thank you for writing this wonderful series. I will definitely read them all. By the way, have you never noticed that people who are open to the Spiritual are usually animal lovers?

    • Hi, Jackie! Thanks so much for such a wonderful review. I wrote this series just to connect to readers like you. Please, please, please write your book! I’m so intrigued to hear your story. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a reincarnation genre? I would read every book! If you don’t write a book, you’ll have to email me and tell me your experiences. I can never get enough of past life memory stories. I had to write this series because of my experiences and I knew there would be other souls like you that would enjoy it. You’re absolutely right, every spiritual person I know loves animals (and I find the opposite is usually true too!). I have also noticed that they tend to respect antiques and vintage objects/houses more as well. I think spiritual people can sense an energy in everything. Keep me posted if you ever write that book 🙂

  3. Hi, Lauren.
    First off, I wanted to thank you for answering my post. I must say that I really didn’t expect such a prompt and gracious reply. You’ve made me feel like we just might be kindred spirits. I don’t know if I will ever see my story in print, but you did inspire me to at write down some of my memories … so that’s at least a start. It seemed that the more I wrote down, the more I remembered and the more patterned my lives became. I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the lessons I am meant to learn in this lifetime is that I CAN be self-sufficient, after outliving three abusive husbands. They each died of cancer some years after I left them, and I jokingly have said that “They just couldn’t live without me.” LOL Another lesson I think I am suppose to master is actually using the talents that I have, two of which are writing and painting. I actually do currently use them, but have never done so commercially. I should probably get my butt in gear soon though, as I just turned 65 in December and will probably only live another 40 years or so. Peace be with you, Dear. I’ll try to keep in touch. Thanks again!
    ~~Jackie

    • These comments are the best part of writing! I LOVE to write back and connect with people who have not only bought my books but have taken the time out of their lives to read what I’ve dreamed. I never thought I’d ever actually publish my books. I just had to write this series for myself. First, do it because it fulfills something within in yourself and, then later, if want to share it with others, contact me and I can help you get it out there. Writing this series has been a dream come true for me and getting to talk to readers like you is amazing. I still can’t believe it. 65 will only give you more wisdom and perspective. You can do it! It is a wonderful journey and I wish you all the best. Be sure to write from your heart and don’t judge it (that’s what revising is for!). Keep me posted!
      ~Lauren

  4. Infinite Sacrifice – L.E. Waters
    Lauren E. Waters has assembled a well written collection of life stories based on her beliefs and understanding of the after-life experience. She has researched the time periods and cultures of each incarnation and blends these histories into a believable genre. She would do herself a great favour by reading some of the works by Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, for further insight into what lies ahead in the spiritual evolution of mankind. A very enjoyable read that keeps you looking forward to each new chapter. I would assess 3 out of a possible 5 stars.
    Ken B. Chamberlin,
    Vancouver, BC

  5. Hi Lee, I chanced upon your blog from an ‘ol bookmark’ from when I saw your book on CreateSpace, which I use now solely. I understand why Lakota Indians for your first book was chosen. Currently I am reaching out to reviewers to review EXILED To Earth (Sci-Fi) with reincarnation at its core, and The Reincarnation of Edgar Allan Poe (Non-fiction). If interested, please let me know what terms would satisfy you. Chaz (C. Van Heyden) Blog: heydenwrites.com

  6. Madam my name is Srijani Ghosh. I read your book infinite sacrifice… And I love it soo much . I leave in Kolkata of West bengal… India. I searched vigorously your other books of infinite series. But they are not available in our region till date… As well as in e book form. Please madam can you take any initiative if possible, so that we the readers, can get the opportunity to enjoy your excellent writing pieces. Thanking you.

    • Hello Srijani,

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for letting me know that my ebooks were unavailable to your region. I assumed they were available in all areas of India on Amazon. I’ve written to Amazon to find out why they aren’t available and I’ll let you know what they say and how we might fix this problem.

      ~Lauren

      • Hello Srijani,

        Amazon got back to me very quickly with this reply. I hope this helps 🙂

        Hello,

        Thank you for writing back.

        Please know that customers will be able to purchase Kindle books from any part of India as the Kindle Store present in whole of India.

        There is no such restriction for any part of India.

        If the customer is still unable to purchase your books, I request you to ask him to contact our Kindle customer support directly for assistance. They’ll be able to help him in purchasing the books.

        Please share the below links with the customer:

        To contact Kindle Customer support via phone:
        http://www.amazon.com/clicktocall

        To contact Kindle Customer support via chat:
        http://www.amazon.com/clicktochat

        Thank you for being a part of Amazon KDP.

  7. Just finished book 4 and the last life was my favorite! I can’t wait to read book 5! I have three others reading this series alon with me and I may see if I can get it in our newly formed book club rotation.

    • Love to hear you’re interested possibly reading The Infinite Series in book club. If you do decide to, let me know and I’d love to do an interview via email on questions your group might have. Oh I wish I could sit in on your meetings! To be a fly on that wall 🙂 I never get tired of hearing people’s thoughts on just about everything. Thank you so much for letting me know!

      ~Lauren

  8. Hey Lauren!
    I was doing some time travel research and stumbled upon your series. Now, of course, I’m hooked!! I tried to sign up for notification when book 5 is released and I never received the confirmation email.
    I’ve checked your Facebook page and also here and see that you’ve not posted since last year. I hope this means you are furiously writing away and that all is well.
    I’ve never written a review or even left feedback before which may be a bit strange as I read A LOT!! I must say though, you are an incredibly talented writer! I hope when I finally get a chance to start writing that my books will be as good as yours! Until then I will TRY to patiently wait for book 5….you done yet????!! LOL
    ~Tracy

    • So glad you stumbled on them, Tracy! I don’t see your name on my mailing list. Sometimes the spam blockers make it so the confirmations don’t get through. I’m the worst with computer stuff, but as long as you’re following my blog I will post any updates regarding book releases or important news. Back in the days of less children (I have four little monkeys now) I used to write one blog post a week and I created a mailing list for fans who didn’t want to read all that just to hear the next release news. I’d love to post more but I don’t have much free time right now. So all is well (thank God) but just crazy busy. I hate making my readers wait, but right now my kids need me. As soon as I get some time carved out, I will be furiously writing Infinite Salvation. Although I think about it ALL the time! The great thing about taking some time is that I truly get to think about every detail I have planned. It’s surprising what I think about in a different way even after plotting it for years. It’s a wonderful thing to have written all of these books and have some time to get this finale right. Just the way I’d want it if I look back ten years later. That is more important to me then just getting the next book out. This series means so much to me. Thank you soooo much for your kind words and OF COURSE your writing can be even better than mine! You don’t know how unbelievable it is for me to hear someone say that. I was saying that six years ago and I’ve accomplished so much that I never thought I could. Just tell your story and speak it from your heart. You can never go wrong.
      Best of luck!
      ~Lauren

      • Lauren,
        There is so much I want to say about your reply!!
        First of all, thank you for replying! I was so worried all was not well but now that I know you are simply just too busy I will work on dealing with my patience 😉 That leads me to my next comment….4 monkeys!?!?!?! You crazy, girl? Or quickly getting there? LOL Not that I have any room to speak. I have two grown kids….and a 5 year old. Yeah. Oops! My 5 year old ROCKS though. I wouldn’t trade him for anything.
        Like you, though, I chose being there for my kids above other things. When I get in the mood to write I usually throw on some headphones with the music blaring and block out everyone and everything else. All nighters on the laptop were not unheard of. Not fair to the kids though, so I gave it up and was going to really start writing when my 5 year old started school.
        School started and one day I got to take a nap—a NAP!!!
        During that nap I had a vivid dream. Ever have one of those? It was like watching a movie-with music and everything! When I woke up I knew I had to write that story. I got as far as writing the outline out and bookmarking some pages for research.
        Then life happened. My mom had a stroke and for the last 8 months I’ve been her caregiver. AAAARRRGGGG! No time or energy to write, not to mention, there’s just not enough hours in a day!
        While waiting for my mom to improve, all I can think about is I WANT TO WRITE MY STORY!! I think about and daydream about it ALL. THE. TIME! I write bits of it in my head as I’m driving her to appointments or making her dinner. I just haven’t had a chance to get any of it written! This is a big problem as I have a horrible memory! I was getting pretty frustrated about not being able to write but your reply has given me a new perspective.
        I WILL get my book written and it WILL be all the better for having had all this time.
        That leads me to my last comment. I am so glad you are taking all the time you need to make the finale as perfect as you want it to be. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to throw my kindle or a paperback across the room over a rushed ending! A perfectly good series ruined because the author didn’t care enough about their story to make it ‘right’. UGH!
        By taking your time, you’re showing us all how much this series means to you and I know it will end ‘right’. Thank you!! –No pressure LOL
        The good thing about having a bad memory is that I can go back and reread the series and it will be almost like reading it for the first time…again. Haha
        Thank YOU for your story and for giving me a new perspective. I really was getting quite frustrated!
        ~Tracy

      • Hi Tracy! I wanted to respond to you with your amazing reply but then a month passed by! (It wouldn’t let me respond below so I stuck it here) Life has just sped up for me it seems and time spins faster. I am so THRILLED that you have found your writing mojo. It comes like a wave sometimes and you must take it!!! Definitely write whatever part you feel is flowing from you…editing & putting it all in order happens after the creative process. Don’t judge it, just let it all out. This is the creative stage and you can’t analyze it in anyway. That’s the next stage. I’m so glad that I was able to help. It’s hard when life gets in the way but I always think of Lennon’s quote “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. I have so many things I’d like to do at once but it seems we are horribly limited by time. I know family must come first because if I didn’t choose them know I’d regret it later. So the writing can wait (hopefully my fans can) and I know that it will all come together when it should. Just like what has happened to you. Suddenly it’s the right time to tell your story. I can’t wait to hear more and if you need any help on editing, self-publishing or trying to get it published I’d be so happy to help. A wonderful adventure has begun for you 🙂

  9. Help editing and publishing? Uh SHEAH!!! I know nothing about either. All I know right now is i MUST write!
    You said earlier to write from your heart and write what is flowing. I didn’t think I had a choice LOL but you could have warned me about how emotional that can get! Oh my Lord! Hahahaha I’m not a very emotional person, I thought, but twice now the tears were flowing!! I was so into what I was writing it’s like I was there living it! 19,766 words just flowed right out of my fingertips! Last night when I put the laptop away, I wiped the tears off and turned to my husband and said, “Ya know what? I’m pretty damn good at this!” I just hope if I ever do publish that readers get as involved as much as I have writing it.
    I should let you know that I do have a complaint about YOUR writing though. 😦 After reading your books, I have tried and tried and tried to read other authors but your’s were so good that the other books I’ve tried to read just….well…suck! You’ve ruined me, and I’m sure so many others. Trust me when I say, your fans will wait!
    ~Tracy

  10. Hello from Ottawa, Canada!

    I have just completed the first book of your series and throughout the book, I could not help but wonder if Dr. Michael Newton or Dr. Brian Weiss had any influence when you wrote your series. There is so much related information such as Soul Group reincarnation that I wanted to ask you about this. I don’t blog or use the other media sites as my younger years are behind me. I loved the first book, have now purchased the second and plan to read the entire series. You are a very talented writer and it has been my pleasure to read your book(s). I know you are a very busy women; if you can find a moment to reply, I would be very grateful to you. If not, that’s OK. We all know life gets in our way. Thank you for your time and Bless you for inspiring so many people to believe there is a great purpose to every life we live.

    Warmest regards,
    Maddy

    • Hi Maddy! So sorry for the delay. I most definitely was influenced by Dr. Newton and I’ve listed him in my biography. I read him when I was much younger and his words have stayed with me for all this time. I haven’t read Dr. Weiss yet but so many readers have recommended him. So much of what Dr. Newton wrote echoed what I had learned through my own spiritual contact. Thank you so much for reading my books and the inspiring words. I love writing this series and it amazes me how it changes people. I’m sure it is a higher power that has allowed me to pass these words on to helping people have a deeper understanding and purpose to their spiritual lives. I’ve been so blessed to feel it.

      All the best,
      Lauren

  11. I found your book, “Infinite Sacrifice” offered for free on ebookbub. I was immediately hooked and within the week I purchased the remaining 3 and have finished reading all of them! Your books are so haunting and the characters linger in my mind hours after reading. I have always been interested in reincarnation and have read extensively on it, including Dr. Newton’s books. You mentioned at the beginning of your books that the spiritual aspects are non-fiction, so I would really be interested to hear about your experiences and philosophy. And I am anxiously waiting for the 5th book!

    • Hello Maggie! I don’t know how this slipped through. So sorry for the delay. Thanks so much for letting me know that you liked the series. My series is non-fiction, but some personal events and people in my life creep in. I have had many spiritual interactions and supernatural events.. I’m so blessed to have a life filled with it and it never seems to cease. However I wanted my readers to be able to enjoy the spirituality in this book without feeling like its religion. After the last book many of my spiritual experiences have been scattered throughout the books. I am definitely having a profound spiritual awakening right now and I truly have to process it all to see what I will include in this last book and what I should maybe save for a future book 🙂

      All the best,
      Lauren

  12. We have some things in common. I love books, gardens, and animals. I was a wildlife rehabber for over ten years and yes I have rescued more than one fox. I haven’t slept in a dark room since I was twenty and won’t.
    I enjoy your series and can’t wait for the last book although I’m sad knowing it’s the end of the series.

    • Peggy! How did I miss your comment as well? My apologies. That is wonderful that you were a wildlife rehabber. Foxes! Oh thank you so much for helping those animals. It is a very hard job I’m sure. I truly hope that I can make time for that after my kids get older. I now can sleep in the dark (but those lights will come on quick in anything tries to creep me out!) I love hearing that you enjoyed the series. It means so much to me. I’m sad to end it too but I promise to try to write many more interesting books. I have so many crazy ideas in the hold banging to be let out 🙂

      Many blessings,

      Lauren

  13. I am sooooo looking forward to the last book in the series Infinite Salvation. I cannot imagine what lives he/she will live next and how they will conclude. Please tell me you are close to finishing! Can’t wait. How long have you believed in reincarnation and–if I may ask–were you raised in a particular religion?

    • Mary-Ann, I’m hoping to make Infinite Salvation griping and not what anyone has expected. Unfortunately, I am not close to finishing, so sorry to make you wait so long! I’m deep in researching the second half of it and they are not simple topics so I have my work cut out for me. Plus, I’m having a very life changing spiritual influence right now that I have to give a lot of thought and research too as well since it truly will effect how I finish this series. I need to be sure that this book is done right and I don’t want to rush it just to get it out and wished I went in another direction later. This series means so much to me. It’s not a business but a passion of mine and I will only release it when I know it is perfect. I have always been interested in reincarnation (since I could read) and have been drawn to history my whole life as well. I was raised Christian but I never stop striving to learn about every religion in search of universal truths that ring true in my spiritual core. Sometimes I search for religion but other time it finds me.

      Fondly,
      ~Lauren

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