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 fiction and essays, Lillah completed her first novel, Aroha, as part of NaNoWriMo in 2012. Since then, she has finished its sequel, Ka Kite, and completed her third novel, Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree, which is due to be published by Regal House Publishing; date forthcoming. She held a weekly column for Persephone Magazine for a number of years, and has been published in Flagpole Magazine, MSNBC and others.
Lillah lived abroad in New Zealand for five years, where she attended Massey University, majoring in World Religions and Women’s Studies, two subjects which fueled her literary fire. She is especially fond of New Zealand culture and considers the country her second home.
Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree was written as a love-letter to her birthplace of North Georgia, where she currently lives with her husband, son, and three rambunctious animals.
In addition to writing, Lillah’s passions include cycling, playing bass, baking, genealogy, and travel. She is a voracious reader and music lover. She is currently working on a book of short stories, as well as her fourth novel, a campy, supernatural mystery.