Jillian Lauren grew up in suburban New Jersey and later moved to New York city.
Lauren wrote her first book 'Some Girls' about her personal experience of being one of the women in the harem of a Brunai price. She initially was 'casted' for a 2 weeks job to accompany the prince of Brunai at his parties and eventually stayed for 18 months. In her book she tells the story and relates her experience and her 'coming of age'. Some Girls appeared on the New York Times bestseller list in May 2010.
On November 9, 2005, Lauren married Scott Shriner in Hawaii. The couple adopted a son from Ethiopia on January 23, 2009.
- 2010 - Some Girls: My Life in a Harem ISBN 978-0452296312
- 2011 - Pretty ISBN 978-1101540824