Lily Lewis

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The Last Mermaid Princess: ($20, 198pp, 6X9”: Softcover: ISBN: 978-1-68114-433-7; $35: Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-68114-434-4; $2.99: Ebook: ISBN: 978-1-68114-435-1; LCCN: 2018947710; Fiction—Women; Edited by: Alicia S. Jacques; Release: November 19, 2018; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): Lily Chaidee was never at home with herself, her family, or her geography, and as a hybrid-Asian growing up in the Texas Panhandle during the 1960’s, she was ill-equipped to face the challenges that would inevitably come. Amarillo, an inhospitable place for an ethnically diverse family, was only part of the problem. Mental illness, sexual predation, addiction, and hypocrisy lay formidable difficulties in her path. But Lily was smart, and smart people often find ways to triumph over horrific circumstances. Even if she could claim her joy, sometimes the worst enemy dwells within. Lily must seek her peace and her place in order to rise above the things that bind her.

*2018 Pushcart Prize Nominee

Lily Lewis is a warrior in the battle against ignorance and injustice both in the classroom and in the community. She is active in catalyzing positive change and strives to leave the world a better place. Three extraordinary children and four luminescent grandchildren illuminate her path and provide joy. World travel, the arts, great food, and music are sources of delight, and the deep blue sea remains her place of power, awe, and wonder. She is a survivor, living one day at a time, with her life partner and two cats, Sophie and Sylvester.


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