A true born and bred New Yorker, there is nothing Lilly loves more than the greatest city in the world: except perhaps her bookshelf. Despite having always been an avid reader, it wasn’t until she discovered City of Bones that her love and passion for literature was born. Ever since then she dreamed of being a writer and bringing life to the characters and stories that lived in her head.
When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s working hard to expand her knowledge and experience in the publishing world. Firstly a social media influencer, she worked as brand manager and content creator for The Pages We Love, an Instagram book account with almost 200,000 followers. There, she collaborated with and interviewed some of the best (and her favorite) YA authors in the business, hosted events, and frequently used the page’s massive platform to collaborate with and shine a light on up and coming writers of color. From there, she went on to work at HMH’s Books for Young Readers in their marketing department and then was at Writers House.
A lover of sci-fi, romance, and historical fiction (bring on the crinolines and British accents!), she also has a soft spot for stories about Latinx characters whose unique experiences often mirror her own.