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Hello, readers! I am so very excited to be announcing the official publication of the anthology Wishful Thinking from Fireside Press, the first in the Wishes series of books.

In Wishful Thinking, you will find my horror/sci-fi short story, “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”, about a young man who wishes people would just be kind. He gets his wish, but it all quickly goes horribly wrong…

I was inspired to write this story because of two things: one, the state of this absolutely crazy world we live in and two, a quote I heard a few years ago, about wanting kindness to be a normal thing instead of a rarity. This is my favorite story I’ve written to date and I am so glad that Fireside Press picked it up!

Below you will find the Amazon link (the book is only $0.99!). Please purchase it and leave a review, helping the indie writer community that came together to make this book possible. Most of all, ENJOY!

I grew up surrounded by books, and to know that my story is out there, in a book, for people to enjoy at the leisure, it amazes me. I am so grateful and thankful to God and to everyone who believed in me and encouraged me through this journey. My mom, for one, has always been just the best. She;s the reason I keep pushing onwards. But I have so many friends who keep me going by being supportive. You all know who you are.

Enjoy everyone! xoxo LL

You can purchase Wishful Thinking by clicking HERE!


REBLOG (Interview): Creative Symbiosis | Great Big Jar

I am honored to be featured in The Struggle Anthology alongside so many talented indie authors and poets.

This blog was put together by Sarah Broadley, to inform readers about the behind-the-scenes process of the book and its contributors.

Please read and enjoy all of the interviews and we all hope you purchase the book (I have provided the links below).

Happy reading!

Purchase The Struggle Anthology on:

Amazon (US)

Amazon (UK)


Official Site


REBLOG (Interview): Creative Symbiosis | Great Big Jar

“The Struggle” Anthology Cover Reveal


Hello, readers! I am very excited to reveal the cover for the anthology The Struggle, created & edited by Sheila Hall, and coedited by Casey from Literary Escapism!
The Struggle is a compilation of many writers’ works in keeping with the theme of the title.
My contribution is the emotional poem “Aftermath”, which I wrote during one of the most difficult times in my life.

The Struggle will be available for purchase on November 2nd & I will, of course, post purchase links.
Proceeds from sales will go to helping indie writers in need.

I thank Ms. Hall for approaching me to do this, and I am so excited to have my work published amidst so many great writers’!
This, being published, has been a dream of mine since I was eight years old, and I thank God for this opportunity!

Xoxo LL

“The Struggle” Anthology Cover Reveal

Calling All Book Bloggers!

Hello! I’m writing to ask any & all book bloggers to please help out in a mass cover reveal this Tuesday, the 22nd.
It is for the anthology The Struggle, edited & created by Sheila Hall. One of my poems, “Aftermath”, is featured along with numerous other works by many writers.
This will be my first in print publication, and I’m very excited that the proceeds from the sales will be going to help struggling indie authors.

If you have a blog & can do the cover reveal, please contact Sheila via Twitter @TheDarkerFun, or comment me here and I’ll tell her to email you.

Thank you all for helping to support indie art!

Calling All Book Bloggers!

Burning the Nail Poetry Challenge – Poet: Lily Luchesi

My exclusive poem for Burning The Nail! Please give it and everyone else who has contributed a read and a like! xoxo LL

A Life Among The Pages

Welcome, one and all, to a challenge catered to inspire the poet’s heart in each of us.  A poem, any length and style, to be written about the chosen theme: Burning the Nail. So, what the heck does that mean? That is where the fun begins.Red hot nails


Thank you everyone that participated in our poetry challenge.  The submissions were amazingly diverse and deep, taking our theme in so many different ways. We are in awe of all of you.  We thought that perhaps it was time to give everyone a peek behind the curtain and tell you the story behind BURNING THE NAIL.  So, what does it actually mean? We have no idea.  Sheila’s youngest child came up with it.  It was a favorite lyric substitution to many different songs from lullabies to heavy metal.

“I think I heard it sung for a least a week straight, both whispered…

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Burning the Nail Poetry Challenge – Poet: Lily Luchesi