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About Lauren

We are entitled to our own opinions - 
not our own facts.

Lauren Jessop, is currently a contributor for The Center Square covering issues in Pennsylvania, and for NewsBreak  with a focus on local happenings and history. She previously wrote for Citizen Stringer News.


She has a need for balance, a strong sense of fairness, and digs for facts before forming an opinion. She enjoys the many opportunities for learning that writing provides.

Billie Hall was a pen name she used initially, and is a combination of two of her ancestors' names - Billie, the first name of her paternal grandmother, and Hall being the last name of her 5th great grandfather, who fought in the American Revolution. Lauren is a proud member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). 

Her love and respect for history are reflected in many of her writings, and facts are always the foundation for everything she writes. 

Prior to writing, she spent many years working in a community college library. She lives in Pennsylvania, is married, has two grown children, two stepchildren and a grandchild. When she’s not writing, she loves being active outdoors and riding her Harley.

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