L.S. Kilroy

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"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 because she had to – luckily, she also really liked them. 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 & Publishing from Emerson College. By day, she’s a senior copywriter for a tech company, by night she’s an award-winning indie author. Her debut novel, The Vitruvian Heir, is a futuristic dystopian work with steampunk influence that has garnered comparisons to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s been recognized as 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 ShowThe 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. Her third novel, Heart Like Eyes, also a 5-Star Reader’s Favorite, reveals a dark secret and a decades-old promise that connect a fatally ill man, his wayward niece, and an elegant stranger one summer.


L.S. Kilroy lives in a rural community in Massachusetts - not too far from Boston - with her husband, stepson, one feisty black cat, Lola, and two naughty brother cats, Tatertot and Butterbean (a.k.a. Tots 'n' Beans). Aside from writing, 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.


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Contact me at lskilroy@lskilroy.com