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“Quirky and poignant, Girlish is equal parts jaunty and heartbreaking as Lillibridge turns her keen eye and brilliant prose toward an unconventional childhood and her attempts to navigate the tricky waters and mixed messages about what it means to be female in a family and culture that veer wildly between openness, secrecy, and shame. ”
—Sonja Livingston, author of Ghostbread

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My Support System Has a Few Unexpected Characters…

Tue Feb 20 2018

My support system is made up of people from several different categories. View at thedebutanteball »


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It’s The Launching of The Queen of Hearts!

Tue Feb 13 2018

Kimmery Martin, my fellow writer on The Debutante Ball, launches her novel today with Berkley (Penguin Books) View at thedebutanteball »


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GUEST POST: Lara Lillibridge on Writing and Family

Thu Feb 08 2018

They say you never know someone until you divorce them, and it seems you never really know your family until you write about them. View at heartwoodlitmag »


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6 Ideas for Self Care with GIFs and a Pony

Tue Feb 06 2018

Life is stressful. Here's how I'm surviving. View at thedebutanteball »


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Chocolate Confessions

Fri Feb 02 2018

I suspected that Brenda didn’t like Brach’s chocolate as much as she liked the good stuff, but she’d been backed into a corner by an excuse she’d mumbled a few years back and couldn’t undo. Read more »


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Querying and Authors.Me

Tue Jan 30 2018

A lot of people ask me how to query. Here are some tips. View at thedebutanteball »


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Born and Bred

Mon Jan 22 2018

In which I overthink a common expression and a patriotic song. Read more »


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Critique Partners and Beta Readers—Some Stranger Than Others

Wed Jan 17 2018

I have had several kinds of critique partners on Girlish. I didn’t have a writing group that met once a week and read each other’s works in progress, but I did have several key people, all located in different parts of the country, who read my work and helped me whip it into shape. View at thedebutanteball »


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The Art of Deception

Tue Jan 16 2018

There is an art to deception. The way my mouth moves when I mislead someone feels like acting, not lying. I hear my voice as if it is someone else’s—aware of my cadence, my inflection, the way my listeners willingly follow. View at thesunlightpress »


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Writing Through Distractions of the Small Child Variety

Tue Jan 09 2018

Writing for me has always involved coping with distractions of the small child variety. Yet, I earned two college degrees and wrote over one thousand pages while mothering two small creatures over nearly a decade, and I like to think I didn’t do a half-bad job at either endeavor—at least so far. View at thedebutanteball »


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Helping Kids Resist Peer Pressure

Thu Jan 04 2018

f I want to trust him to navigate this world which is filled with both good and sinister people, I better reinforce his standing up for himself on the little things. View at huffingtonpost »


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5 Resolutions for my Debut Year

Tue Jan 02 2018

Exactly what you'd expect from that catchy and suspenseful title. Maybe next week I'll be a little more surprising. View at thedebutanteball »


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