Lilly Nilly here, and I’m super excited to let you know that Seven Summer Situations That Were Not My Fault, the second book in The Adventures of Lilly Nilly series, is now available! Adults tell me that I’m “precocious,” and that I will dance my way “into readers’ hearts with a joie de vivre that will entertain and inspire kids and adults alike.” So, who am I to argue??
BTW, if you haven’t read it yet, check out my first book, too…
Pardon My French – It’s the Language of Ballet is the book I wrote back when I was six, and it is now required reading at my ballet school, D.U.M. You might find it helpful because I offer advice on how to figure out life (not so complicated),
ballet (a little more complicated), and if you are interested… my sister. No,
I fibbed. You’ll never figure out my sister.
In Seven Summer Situations That Were Not My Fault, I’m still a ballet student at DANCE UTOPIA OF MASSAPEQUA (D.U.M. for short), and still someone who never wants to be BORED. So, on my summer break I decide to get creative and do stuff that ends up getting me into a bit of trouble. But that’s what you DO when you are seven!! IDK, I am tall for my age. Maybe people tend to forget that part.
Here’s something you should know about me and my books:
As I mentioned, I’m seven years old. But what you might not know is that I’ve been a ballet dancer almost my entire life. Adults tell me that I see the world in a unique way, but my mom says that I put two and two together and get five. I say that one person's five is another person's four.
I’m known around town as a one-stop shop for good advice. So, if you’re a kid and your top two career choices are being a BALLERINA or a CIRCUS CLOWN, I say just go with it. Because anyone can be a doctor, but not everyone can do a split.
Anyway, both Seven Summer Situations That Were Not My Fault and Pardon My French – It’s the Language of Ballet, have supercute illustrations that I personally drew, with a little help from my creator Nancy Paris, a former professional dancer who used to be a little girl – just like me.
Meet my Creator
Nancy is an alumna of The Juilliard School and has performed professionally across the US and Canada. As a dancemaker, she has choreographed industrials and private events in New York City,
Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Palm Springs, and Puerto Rico. Most of the incidents in her stories are based on personal experience, with the names changed to protect the innocent.
Nancy lives in Manhattan, NY with her husband
Charles Yurick and loves writing and drawing because you can do it sitting down!