Hello! My name is Lily.

(Or better yet, buy me a book!)

I'm an aspiring young adult novelist (represented by the incredible Elana Roth Parker of The Laura Dail Literary Agency) and current YouTuber. My writing has been published in Bustle and Teen Vogue!

I was born and raised in Washington state (the one with coffee, not congress), the second oldest and only girl of four. I like to think I was a cool kid (my mother was an ice cream lady, I mean… come on), but that is debatable.

I believe stories have power.

I strive to live by the motto of a life inspired by fiction. I come from a background of extreme poverty (I've been homeless twice!) and live with a chronic illness, so I know just how powerful hope can be when you're on a difficult journey.

I believe anyone can achieve their own happy ending, no matter how bleak things may currently seem. I'm a passionate advocate of at risk youth outreach and reading programs.

I’m working everyday towards writing something worthy of publishing, but in the meantime I post regular videos on writing, happiness, books and activism on my YouTube channel. My ultimate career goal is to be hired to write a modern YA reboot of Scooby Doo.