hello there!

I’m Lydia.  my favorite thing in the whole world is stringing words together into pieces of magic that didn’t exist before.  I’m pretty awkward.  I’m braver than I look.  I don’t like capitol letters.

what I do like are dew drops on cobwebs and black and white movies and Neverland and thunderstorms and musical theater and talking about mental illness and art and Christmas lights and flower-crowns and pinwheels and meaningful, forgotten words.  and Oxford commas.  always Oxford commas.

I’m an ISFJ Bunburyist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  I love Jesus because he first loved me.

my debut novel, Finding You, will be published by SwoonReads (Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan Publishing) in September, 2017.

I’m a nerd when it comes to collecting quotations, so here are a few of my favorites, my gift to you, totally free, just because:


“I want to escape the unrest, to shut out the voices around me and within me, and so I write.” ~Franz Kafka

“you want to cry aloud for your mistakes, but to tell the truth, the world doesn’t need any more of that sound.” ~Mary Oliver

“we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”  ~Oscar Wilde

“what I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a decent sort of fellow.”  ~A. A. Milne

“the question that often drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy?”  ~Albert Einstein

“all men dream, but not equally.  those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity.  but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.  this I did.”  T. E. Lawrence

“in our world,” said Eustace, “a star is a huge ball of flaming gas.”  “even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is, but only what it is made of.”  C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

if you want to contact me for any reason, leave a comment and I’ll email you back!






  • Emma Lee

    Hello! I followed you on Figment for years, and I especially loved your story, “Esmeralda.” I never got to finish it before you locked it. Is it possible to read it again? If not, I understand completely, I just thought I’d try and ask. Thanks again!