Press Kit

Bio:

Lillian Clark, a graduate of the University of Wyoming, grew up riding horses, climbing trees, hiking, and going on grand imaginary adventures in the small-town West. She’s worked as a lifeguard, a camp counselor, and a Zamboni driver, but found her eternal love working as a bookseller at an independent bookstore in historic downtown Laramie, WY. Now living with her husband, son, and two giant dogs in the Teton Valley of Idaho, she spends her snowy winters and sunny summers reading almost anything and writing books for teens.

 

Contact:

Email: lillianclark.author@gmail.com

Twitter: @lillianjclark

Instagram: @lillianclarkauthor

 

Representation:

Melissa Edwards

Stonesong Literary Agency

Half Life

Hardcover | $17.99
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
June 9, 2020 | 304 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4| Young Adult | ISBN 9780525580508

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An overachiever enrolls in an experimental clone study to prove that two (of her own) heads are better than one in this fast-paced, near-future adventure that’s Black Mirror meets Becky Albertalli.

There aren’t enough hours in the day for Lucille—perfectionist, overachiever—to do everything she has to do, and there certainly aren’t enough hours to hang out with friends, fall in love, get in trouble—all the teenage things she knows she should want to be doing instead of preparing for a flawless future. So when she sees an ad for Life2: Do more. Be more, she’s intrigued.

The company is looking for beta testers to enroll in an experimental clone program, and in the aftermath of a series of disappointments, Lucille is feeling reckless enough to jump in. At first, it’s perfect: her clone, Lucy, is exactly what she needed to make her life manageable and have time for a social life. But it doesn’t take long for Lucy to become more Lucy and less Lucille, and Lucille is forced to stop looking at Lucy as a reflection and start seeing her as a window—a glimpse at someone else living her own life, but better. Lucy does what she really wants to, not what she thinks she should want to, and Lucille is left wondering how much she was even a part of the perfect life she’d constructed for herself. Lucille wanted Lucy to help her relationships with everyone else, but how can she do that without first rectifying her relationship with herself?

Praise:

“Like a PG-13 mash-up of Booksmart and Black Mirror, Clark’s sophomore novel delivers both twisty sci-fi suspense and a highly relatable account of the search for self-determination and self-worth.”—Booklist

“A hopeful, sensational take on the clone morality tale told in an adept, amusing voice.” —Kirkus

 

Immoral Code

Hardcover | $17.99
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Feb 19, 2019 | 320 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4| Young Adult | ISBN 9780525580461

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Ocean’s 8 meets The Breakfast Club in this fast-paced, multi-perspective story about five teens determined to hack into one billionaire absentee father’s company to steal tuition money.

For Nari, aka Narioka Diane, aka hacker digital alter ego “d0l0s,” it’s college and then a career at “one of the big ones,” like Google or Apple. Keagan, her sweet, sensitive boyfriend, is happy to follow her wherever she may lead. Reese is an ace/aro visual artist with plans to travel the world. Santiago is off to Stanford on a diving scholarship, with very real Olympic hopes. And Bellamy? Physics genius Bellamy is admitted to MIT–but the funding she’d been counting on is denied when it turns out her estranged father–one Robert Foster–is loaded.

Nari isn’t about to let her friend’s dreams be squashed by a deadbeat billionaire, so she hatches a plan to steal just enough from Foster to allow Bellamy to achieve her goals. Fast-paced and banter-filled, Lillian Clark’s debut is a hilarious and thought-provoking Robin Hood story for the 21st century.

Praise:

“This well-paced debut follows exceptionally smart, thoughtful, and loyal friends navigating the morally ambiguous areas of life.”–Kirkus

“A smart and fast-paced debut that will intrigue heist aficionados and modern-minded Robin Hoods.”–Booklist

“Gleefully engrossing.”–The Bulletin

 

Author Photo:

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Photo credit: Rebecca Vanderhorst

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