Lillie Vale




Lillie Vale, upon discovering she could not be one of Santa’s elves or attend Hogwarts, decided to become a writer to create a little magic of her own. Enjoying the romantic and eerie in equal measure, she’s probably always writing a book where the main characters kiss or kill.

Born in Mumbai, she has lived in many U.S. states, and now resides in an Indiana college town where the corn whispers and no one has a clue that she is actually the long-lost caps lock queen.

She can be reached on Twitter @LillieLabyrinth and Instagram @labyrinthspine. Small Town Hearts is her debut novel.

Favorite Books

Every time I talk about a book I love, a Horcrux is formed. ;)

Favorite Quotes

I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately — Gavin DeGraw

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Swoon Author Lillie Vale's Editing Update: Meeting My Book for the First Time (Again)

Revising is a very different beast than drafting. And by that I don’t mean putting a comma here, a semicolon there, re-evaluating copious use of em-dashes… but grabbing the dragon by the horns and wrangling all the monstrous pieces into something resembling a polished novel. Powered by Giphy Small Town Hearts was the first time I actually ripped a ... Read More


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Monday, December 17th, 2018

Swoon Author Lillie Vale's First Draft Report: When a Place Becomes a Person

When it comes to Small Town Hearts and its cozy, seaside Maine village of Oar’s Rest, the one statement I hear heads and shoulders above the rest is: “I want to move there!”And variations, such as:“Is this a real place?”“Oar’s Rest feels like a character in itself!”“Did you come up with the town first ... Read More


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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Swoon Author Lillie Vale: A Title Change From the Heart

You know the phrase “it takes a village”? Well, like child-rearing, this oldie but goodie holds true for books, too. SO MANY people have a hand in transforming your manuscript into a published book, inside and out, from your editor to the sales mavens to the graphic gurus, to Jean Feiwel herself! And, because my book is part of the ... Read More


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