Lil is an award-winning copywriter and first-time author, although she has a second book on the way: ‘Otherhood, an anthlogy telling the stories of people without children. She has written for The Spinoff and numerous publications, over 100 brands, and has a forthcoming essay about the anxiety of relaxing in Takahē magazine.

Lil spent some time in her ‘20s telling her coming-out story around New Zealand as a part of Rainbow Youth's high-school education programme, which inspired her to write her memoir, Not That I'd Kiss a Girl.

Not That I’d Kiss A Girl was named in the ‘Top Ten Best of the Best’ for Auckland Libraries in 2020, and was a finalist for the US-based ‘Goldies’ Award with the Golden Crown Literary Society.
Lil has spoken at the Auckland Writers’ Festival, the Wellington VERB Writers’ Festival, the Same Same But Different Festival, WORD Christchurch, WOMAD and has been invited to chat on a number of podcasts. One of her highlights has been teaching a workshop about finding your voice at the Schools Programme for AWF 2021.

In 2021, Not That I’d Kiss A Girl was optioned by South Pacific Pictures, and in 2024 Lil is working on developing the book into a screenplay alongside Kate McDermott, a writer behind many of New Zealand’s most beloved TV series.

Not That I’d Kiss A Girl the audio book is also in the works for 2024, with Lil narrating.

Lil’s next book, OTHERHOOD, will be out with Massey University Press in May 2024