KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – A native of Maryville releases her sixth novel. Lauren Morrill has just released “It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story”. The book takes readers through love, friendship and pizza.
“This is a girl who was born on the bathroom floor of the local pizzeria, her mother did not go to the hospital. So she ended up giving birth in this pizzeria that we call ‘Hot and crispy pizza’. The pizzeria owner, seeing a publicity opportunity, offers her a free pizza for life and a guaranteed job when she turns 16. So we open up on her 16th birthday when she’s about to start this job at ‘Hot and Crusty Pizza’ and she really doesn’t want to. So it’s a story of finding yourself and your niche and finding your first love because there’s a pizza delivery guy, ”Morrill said.
Morrill is originally from Maryville and has just returned to the area. She said she hoped to center some of her future novels around eastern Tennessee.
“I really love telling stories around the area because those of us who live here know how wonderful East Tennessee is. It’s beautiful and welcoming and I think there are also some stereotypes about the south that I would like to dispel … although I will say all my books when I get stuck I question what I know so there there are street names and places from here that live in my book so people email me and say i saw this, i know what it is.
You can read more about Morrill and his books on his website.
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