Category Archives: Author

Updates & Posts related to Liliy’s original writing. “Liliy is an Author” featured posts are updated every Tuesday and feature a brief listing of what Liliy is working on and a few links of interest for the aspiring writer or curious reader.

This is an Archive!

It feels weird making this post so many years after the last blog entry, but I finally decided to make it official and create an easy to spot announcement post.

This blog is officially here for archival purposes only. Running my own personal blog on my website was fun and I do like looking through the old posts to see what had caught my interest at the time, but I craved a more social atmosphere and that’s where I went.

If you’d like to see where all of my musings, blog entires, and discussions find their place now (whether personal or fandom), you should check me out on elsewhere on the web, like Twitter, Tumblr, Dreamwidth, or my Patreon.

Thank you & I’ll see you there!

Book, Blogs, and New Themes


I figured it was about time for a post, because–why not? It’s been forever and a day as is. Let’s face it, Twitter, Deviantart, and all those other places keep a person busy!

So I added another thing to my list of things I don’t keep up with. Hurrah!

That’s right, I have a Tumblr now. What can you find there? Sketches, reblogs of cool stuff, the usual. But I think I’ll keep longer stuff and posts on this blog so it doesn’t get lonely.

Next up, updated my WordPress, so I went ahead and updated my theme. You like it? I kinda do. WordPress always has such nice default themes. XD

Last but not least — a plug for my book.

Children of Hephaestus for $4.99! Buy it! :D Do it now!

Paperback here (Aka a very nice trade paperback copy). Kindle here (For your Amazon Kindle, or accompanying computer/web apps). And EPUB here (Works on iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and well…every other ebook reader)!

You’re awesome. Thanks and goodnight. *bows out*

Writing Snips #1: Children of Hephaestus Chapter 1

Children of Hephaestus Cover

Edit (10/21/12): You can still read the first chapter here, but I should probably mention it’s on sale now!  

So, in celebration of (finally) being very, very close to actually getting Children of Hephaestus out on sale–since it’s finally done-done–I’ve decided to post the first Chapter before the book is out officially, just because you guys are awesome!

This is by  no means a stunt to hopefully get you interested in the book so you’ll buy it the second I get the copies out for sale & printed. Nope. None of that here. *coughs discretely to the side*

Either, way! Check below the cut for the entire first Chapter of Children of Hephaestus! Thanks for reading!! :D

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Author #12 – Children of Hephaestus Cover

Children of Hephaestus Cover

It makes you want to read it, yes? Yes!?

So, I know I’ve been a bit quiet on the book front lately, but that’s because there wasn’t much interesting to talk about. I’ve been working on three or four things at once and spending all that time putting off the final edits of Children of Hephaestus before I format it for print–but that’s all changed because I finished those edits–which means I can show you something great!

Because, as you can see to your left, I have an awesome cover and that’s worth a blog post to show!

If you follow my Deviant Art account, you may have seen my attempts to do the book cover for Children of Hephaestus myself here and here.

I think we can all agree hiring out was probably the better option. Especially since I love the final result and I can not wait to see it on a printed book. :3

Where did I get this awesome cover you may ask? Why, Andrew of Design for Writers! Not only was he amazing in helping me through the process of how ordering the cover works, but he also took the extra efforts to make sure I got exactly what I wanted & more importantly–what was right for the book. I was particularly impressed with his patience and friendly attitude when confronted with my pickiness. :D I’d use him again in a heartbeat, and if you’re in need of a cover (or website), I’d drop him a line. :)

Now. Just need to format the book, send the proofs out for that one last typo check…and then you all can have it! XD

Children of Hephaestus 3D Cover

Plus, a 3D cover wrap-around was included! How cool is that? :D (It's cool right? I'm not just easily impressed, right? Yeah. I'm right. It's cool.)

Author #11 – Distraction

Yeah, nothing major to report.

I must fear success or being published or something–because the sooner I am to finishing editing this draft, the more I don’t want to touch it.

And I distract myself with anything humanly possible in the meantime (in this case, it would be Princess Jellyfish and the 2011 re-telling of Hunter x Hunter).

It’s an interesting phenomenon.

On the bright side, I work well under pressure. So once my real due dates start popping up I’ll probably turn everything around.

My favorite example being a project in middle school. We had half a semester to put together a project–and there was enough work to warrant that much time–I did it overnight the day before it was due. Completely. The teacher praised it as ‘This wasn’t done overnight’ because it fulfilled all requirements and looked good–never mind I spent all night working on it. I was amused (my parents were not), and I think it’s always stuck with me.


On the bright side, the book cover for Children of Hephaestus is coming along and I can’t wait to see what the designer comes up with.