Growing up as a biracial kid in Northern California, author Lily Anderson, finding books that featured people that were like her were hard to come by. As an author Lily has been able to bring those characters to life in the books that she writes and in her newest young adult novel, The Throwback List, she writes not only about the diversity of people but of experiences as well. We chat about her newest book, musicals, and what it takes to see a book from start to finish.
About the Guest:
Lily Anderson is the author of The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You; Not Now, Not Ever; and Undead Girl Gang. A former school librarian, she is deeply devoted to Shakespeare, fairy tales, and podcasts. Somewhere in Northern California, she is having strong opinions on musical theater.
Her newest novel The Throwback List tells the story of Jo Freeman, a 20-something, who loses her marketing job in CA and begrudgingly moves home to Oregon to live with her parents. There she reconnects with an old friend, as well as a new one, and decides to tick off items from a checklist that she created in her teens while documenting it all on social media. The story is filled with both fun and poignancy.
About the Host:
Following the crumbs in the chaos is a full time job. As a busy mom of three, a wife to a traveling hubby, and keeping it weird in Austin, Texas, it’s safe to say that my life is never boring. In addition to running my coaching business as C’N’C’s CEO, I’m a certified coach for a premier virtual fitness and nutrition program helping others feel better while sustaining a healthy lifestyle. My mom and dad are thrilled that I’m putting my Exercise Science degree to good use. Along with my experience training pro athletes, S.W.A.T. members, and a high school football team, I gained 10+ years experience as the Director of Marketing building multiple court reporting companies.
Lastly, I am a published writer, Content Coordinator, and Account Executive for a publication by Best Version Media. They even gave me a monthly “How to” column where I teach others how to be more self-sufficient with common household tasks. Every woman should know how their home functions and what to do if something malfunctions, man or no man. With my husband on the road, searching “How To” on the internet has transformed me into a “Mommy MacGyver”. “I don’t know how you have the time.” “You’re like a Supermom!” These are common things that people say, but the truth is that life hasn’t always been easy or pretty. Even with the bumps, I always try to find the humor in everything because laughter is good for the soul and you should never take life too seriously….where’s the fun in that?
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