She and her husband Joel reside in Columbia with their young daughters, Zoey, Ali and Emma.
LAUREN EISLEBEN is a lab instructor for Introduction to Strategic Writing and Design, Ad Zou and PR Techniques: Event Planning at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Eisleben spent many years in the journalism industry; seven-plus of those years spent as the marketing/advertising manager of a Columbia business.
Additionally, Eisleben has several years of professional human resources experience and enjoys helping students prep for interviews and perfect their resumes.
Eisleben graduated from William Woods University with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication with an emphasis in journalism in 2005.
The novella is sometimes described as a ghost story due to the appearance of an enigmatic figure that Lauren discovers hiding in an upstairs room of the house following her husband's death.
Lauren Hartke and her film director husband, Rey Robles, are occupying an isolated house outside New York City.
They have a sparse verbal exchange over breakfast before Rey leaves to go for a drive.
Later that morning, Rey is found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his first wife's Manhattan apartment.
An obituary detailing the frequently ambiguous details of Rey's life ensues, where Rey's age (64) is revealed, along with his history of depression and the fact that Lauren had been Rey's third wife.