Build me a castle with walls so deep, Then I won’t have to hear all the anger. Build it on a high mountain so steep, Then I won’t have to see all the suffering. Surround it with a great moat so wide, Then I won’t have to feel so much fear. Arm it with strong mighty guards inside, Then I won’t have to feel so … Continue reading Castle

The Women Behind The Porcelain Doll: My Inspiration

Her name was Regina and she was the first woman whose story inspired me to write The Porcelain Doll.  She once worked in the main office of my children’s elementary school.  Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, she volunteered at The Edwards’ Homestead in Sayville for their Christmas open house.  Regina would tell visitors about her childhood in Germany.  Surrounded by spinning advent pyramids … Continue reading The Women Behind The Porcelain Doll: My Inspiration

Becoming Better

Being a writer is one of the greatest challenges I have ever faced.  Although writing has become as essential to me as breathing, it has also become a formidable mountain to climb.  On one hand, there are my wonderful readers.  Thank God for them!  They truly make all the hours, days, months, and years of writing worthwhile.  But on the other hand, there has become … Continue reading Becoming Better


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Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family but this blog is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you!

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