Lauren McFaul worked in the newspaper industry on the staff of The Orlando Sentinel and as a news features writer for the Ocala Star Banner.
She subsequently worked as a freelance writer for commercial and corporate
publications while raising two children.
McFaul has resided in Cocoa Beach since the late 1990s, with the exception of a few years spent rehabilitating a “flooded-and-gutted” house in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Born and raised in the Mohawk Valley region of New York, she studied Fine Arts Studio at the State University of New York at New Paltz and took classes there from Joop Sanders.
After moving to Tampa in the late 1970s, she took classes from photographer Bud Lee and participated in documenting several Artists and Writers Balls.
She has won several awards for art and has works in the permanent collections of the Darden Restaurants Corporation and The Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City.
Her current interests include aquaponics and hydroponic gardening.