Book Release Announced! Click here for preorder information: girlish: growing up in a lesbian home

I write.

“This extraordinary book encompasses and embraces the complexities of 20th and 21st Century post-nuclear family realities. Lillibridge generally refers to the real-life characters of this psycho-drama as Girl, Mother, Stepmother, Father, and Brother, which makes the story read like a remarkable post-modern fairy tale. This book is absolutely of its time, adding to and illuminating a Zeitgeist that cannot, and will not, be turned back. The enduring need that ties together this new reality to old is this: How do we find ways to love each other? Real love is not without ambivalence, and that is true here. This is the great strength of Girlish, a compelling memoir for our time. ”
—Sue William Silverman, author of True Confessions, Lovesick, and The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

Querying and Authors.Me

Tue Jan 30 2018

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

an icon image

Born and Bred

Mon Jan 22 2018

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

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

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 »

an icon image

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 »

Previous Page Next Page

Want me in your inbox?

Copyright © 2018 Lara Lillibridge

Public domain imagery courtesy of

Tweet Follow Only_Mama