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Lily Sayre

About Me

    I'm a twice self-published author, recipient of the Delacorte Fiction Prize, and member of the Writer's League of Texas. You can find me in Austin, where I am a proud graduating senior of Westwood High School. Since publishing my first work of fiction at age eleven, I knew writing was one of my greatest passions, and I'm excited to announce that I will be continuing my literary journey by pursuing a BA in Creative Writing.

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How to Cast a Hero, a novel by Lily Sayre

How To Cast a Hero

first published March, 2016 (age 13)

Every girl has, at some point, wished to be in a fairytale. That’s exactly where Ashlene Black is headed. However, Ashlene is expected to be a scheming, lying, wicked-to-the-core witch, when all she secretly wants is to be admired as a hero.


When Ashlene is “cast” into the role of a princess, she thinks this may be the start to fulfilling her dreams. But then her own mother is cast as a henchman to a powerful villain bent on destroying Ashlene. The princess and her merry band of misfits set off to rewrite her fairytale on a bumbling adventure across the kingdoms. However, her biggest challenge still remains... Is she truly a hero?

Rotten, a novel by Lily Sayre


first published May, 2014 (age 11)

Twelve-year-old Avalon gets landed with a sub when her teacher takes a mysterious sick week. Online, rumors fly that this substitute is some kind of monster, but Avalon doesn’t know if she can believe them. Her fellow classmates band together to help her figure out what’s true and what’s not, and that’s when things begin to go wrong.


Three days into the week, things are positively rotten.

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