About Us


Laur​en Simone Publishing (LSP) House, founded in 2016, is a publishing company in Hartford, Connecticut. The publishing house was birthed by two sisters, Olivia Lauren John and Alyssa Simone John who enjoy the arts. They act, model, draw, paint, play musical instruments, and most recently started to publish books. Together with the help of their mom, Dr. Melissa-Sue John, they created the Olivia Lauren book series. They wanted to expose young readers to the things that they had experienced, as well as create a platform for other authors and artists to share their talent and diversity.  

Lauren Simone Publishing House

Lauren Simone Publishing House began procuring new talent to write and illustrate. ​Currently, Lauren Simone Publishing House has youth authors: Olivia Lauren (who enjoys acting and modeling), Alyssa Simone (who enjoys listening to music and playing instruments), Imani Ariana (who is fascinated by STEM), Madison and Elijah (who have rich and playful imaginations), Kiya and Jordan (who love mythical and ocean creatures), their supportive parents: Sabrena Bishop and Ayana Bando, adult authors: Yvette Phillips, Priscilla Morgan, and Marie Foster, and illustrators: Simonne-Anais ClarkeZachary-Michael ClarkeLionel EmabatNiquey, Tyler WaiteClara-Jane QuinnZoe Knibb and Brandon Wright.  

In 2019, Lauren Simone Publishing House created an online bookstore hosting other diverse children's books, toys, puzzles, accessories, and apparel. On March 26, 2020, Lauren Simone Publishing House became eligible to participate in the State Of Connecticut’s Supplier Diversity Program certifying as an official Small/Minority Business Enterprise. 



The mission of Lauren Simone Publishing House is to publish the works of diverse authors and illustrators, thereby creating literature for all to enjoy. Lauren Simone Publishing House is invested in engaging children in stories written by nontraditional authors; expanding the diversity of groups not often represented in literary works; educating and improving children's understanding of their academic and social experiences and empowering young illustrators by giving them a platform to highlight their artistic skills and build their portfolio, esteem, and marketability. 



Author Rabbi Donna Berman Charter Oak Cultural Center
 Margo Ann Foster
Olivia Lauren John
​ ​Yvette Phillips




Zoe Knibb child illustrator
Brandon Wright


Lauren Simone Publishing House would love to publish your manuscript! We can share your books in our bookstore. We can hire you to illustrate for us! You can also work as an intern or serve on our boardsBesides showcasing our talented authors and illustrators, we can share books together in the LOL Book Club. We also visit schools, museums, or educational groups. Visit our Services menu below for more details or contact us!

Internship Opportunities

Bloggers are primarily responsible for conceptualizing, writing, editing, and promoting the content of the company.  Bloggers must come up with post ideas, conduct research for each post, write in an engaging and clear manner, check their work for errors, find relevant photos to include with the post and publish the post on a specific date.

Early childhood specialists will create do one of two things: book evaluations or curriculum design. Book evaluators will evaluate books to determine the right grade and age level. Curriculum designers will develop curriculums in different subjects to go along with children’s picture books from developing project workplans, timelines, facilitating small- and large-group lessons (virtual and in person), organized around specific topics. Their knowledge and experience in classroom settings provides them with insight on the kinds of curricula, activities, and assignments most likely to raise the standards of learning while inspiring children to learn through books, helpful technologies, and unique teaching methods.

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for applications such as advertisements, book covers, brochures, magazines, and reports.

Marketing interns are responsible for developing, implementing, and executing strategic marketing plans for an entire organization (or lines of business and brands within an organization) in order to attract potential customers and retain existing ones. Interns will report to the publicist.

If interested send a resume, headshot, biography, and in the body of the email write a brief cover letter stating the position you are interested in, the times you can commit, and why you are qualified for the position to laurensimonepubs@gmail.com