LILY ANDERSON is a school librarian and Melvil Dewey fangirl with an ever-growing collection of musical theater tattoos and Harry Potter ephemera. She lives in Northern California, far from her mortal enemy: the snow. 


The Less Formal Version: I'm Lily, an Afrolatina from the Bay Area (sort of) with RBF and a weird obsession with Kevin Costner movies. I love lipstick (especially Colourpop) and popcorn and all things Deadpool. My hair color changes a lot. Some of my friends call me Lillers. Some of my friends call me Ms. Anderson. If I had my druthers, the only thing I would ever drink would be Evian.

Yes, I would give up coffee AND beer for a free lifetime supply of Evian.

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The 3 Most List

(Which The Author May Change On Any Given Day)

3 Most Reread Books? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett [Honorable mentions: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine]

3 Most Reread Plays? Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Private Lives by Noel Coward, and Arms And The Man  by George Bernard Shaw

3 Most Watched Movies? The World's End, Tangled, The Bodyguard [Honorable mentions: Death Becomes Her and 10 Things I Hate About You]

3 Most Watched Episodes Of Television? “The Impossible Astronaut” (Doctor Who), “Shindig” (Firefly),” Jews and Chinese Food” (Gilmore Girls) [Honorable   mentions: “Look Who’s Stalking” (Veronica Mars) and “Unfinished Business” (Battlestar Galactica)]

3 Most Overplayed Songs? “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, “I Know It’s Today” from Shrek The Original Broadway Cast, “OPP” by Naughty By Nature

3 Most Favorite Foods? Tomatoes, Ethiopian lentils with injera, salmon sashimi

3 YA Author Heroes? Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, and Ally Carter [Honorable mention: Cassandra Clare, whose old school fan fiction is why I started writing books]

Photo by Chris Duffey