Lillah Lawson has been writing since she was 8 years old, when she won a short story contest at her elementary school. The story was about a Princess who gets tired of waiting for the Prince to show up and saves herself. Once she saw her words printed in the local newspaper, she knew she wanted to be a writer.

Having written professionally as well as dabbling in poetry, children’s books and blogging, Lillah finally completed her first novel, Aroha, as part of a NaNoWriMo challenge in 2012. She is currently wrapping up the sequel, Ka Kite, which is due out later this year, and working on a compilation of short stories.

She lives in the U.S. state of Georgia in with her partner and son, and three rambunctious animals. In addition to writing and activism, she loves cycling, baking, travel, genealogy, music, and thrifting.