"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue." - Dorothy Parker
L.S. Kilroy is an irreverent sort of person who likes to write about things. Growing up an asthmatic only child in a neighborhood of geriatrics, she made friends with books at a young age, both out of necessity and genuine enjoyment. Early exposure to the classics fueled her own writing. When she was fifteen, a man in a bookstore asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up and she replied, “Writer,” without hesitation.
Writer is a title that has driven her both personally and professionally. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Merrimack College and a Master of Arts degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. As a communications professional, she’s been a writer, editor, educator, and content strategist whose experience spans the worlds of corporate, nonprofit, and academia. In her personal work, she’s eclectic and enjoys writing in many forms from short stories and novels to film treatments. Her debut novel, The Vitruvian Heir, was named a first place category winner in the Cygnus Awards for Science and Speculative Fiction by Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media in 2015, as well as receiving a first place award in the 2016 New England Book Show. The Clothes That Make You, her second opus, released in 2017, is a coming-of-age novel set in 1967 New England suburbia and has been voted a 5-Star Reader's Favorite. Heart Like Eyes is her third novel.
L.S. Kilroy lives in a rural community in Massachusetts - not too far from Boston - with her husband, son, one feisty black cat, Lola, and two naughty brother cats, Tatertot and Butterbean (a.k.a. Tots 'n' Beans). When she's not a senior copywriter by day or spinning stories by night, she loves being creative in the kitchen, belting out show tunes, traveling, throwing epic dinner parties, reading, and scouting out vintage finds at consignment shops.