Welcome! I’m Lillah (pronounced like “Lillie”, but with an “uh” on the end) and I’m a wordspinner, author of novels, and self-proclaimed nerdgoth.
Historical fiction is my wheelhouse, but I also write literary fiction, horror, southern gothic and speculative fiction/fantasy. Who says you have to stick to one genre? Bah! I also dabble in poetry, essays and other mediums – to quote my soul sister April Ludgate, “Whatever. I don’t believe in labels.”
My published works include Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree (Regal House, 2019), the Dead Rockstar Trilogy, including titles Dead Rockstar (Parliament House, 2020) and two soon-to-be-released sequels (stay tuned!), and Shiver: A Cold Weather Anthology, in which my short story The Lady and the Tall Man appears (Nico Bell, 2021).
In 2020, I was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year for my work Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree, and was also a recipient of the UGA Willson Center/Flagpole Magazine/UGA Arts Micro-Fellowship “Living Through a Pandemic”. My short story “Shoofly” appeared as part of the Willson Center’s online exhibition.
I’m also author of two self-published novels of which you may be familiar, titled Aroha, and its sequel, Ka Kite. You may’ve read these already, or perhaps you’re looking to read them and wondering why you can’t find them. I’ve temporarily removed them from online channels as I feel, several years on, that they need some revising and rewrites. I do plan to work on these titles and re-release them at some stage, so never fear – the dreamy Hemi Morrison will be back on the written page soon enough!
Reader, I must confess that I’m a fairweather blogger. I go through stages where I post A LOT… and then I’ll go through long periods where I seemingly have nothing to say, preferring to let the work speak for me. It has always been this way. Blame my brain.
Outside of writing, my days are spent playing bass badly, cycling, hiking, baking, reading everything I can get my hands on, zoning out to music all day every day, doing genealogy, taking care of a precocious pre-teen and hanging out with my metal-band playing husband. I live in a literal log-cabin at the bottom of a foggy hollow, which is very on-brand for me. I also have two fuzzy beasts who are both named after literary characters.
Find me on the social medias if you like chatting about dark and spooky things, music 24/7, pop culture jokes, a little politickin’ and lots of Golden Girls talk. Links below and up top! Check out my books, follow my progress, and consider leaving me a review on Goodreads! You know you want to!
I hope you’ll stay awhile! It’s dark and stormy here, so pull up your favorite snuggly blanket and grab that cup of tea. The candles are lit for you to read by.