Lily Wish Factory Publishing
About Elizabeth L. Theodore (Liz), founder of the Lily Wish Factory:
Believe it or not, I used to be quite shy. A few years ago, I was beginning to get out of my shell when a sparkling spirit (I named it “Lily”) came to me and danced above my head. It was like a breath of fresh air~ a radiant light~ a flow that traveled right in to my heart. This flow energized my soul, my thoughts, and everything around me. For days, I kept saying to my husband and family, “I’m a Lily.”
Within three months, doors opened, signs appeared and I left my job as a bank manager to follow a dream. I opened a store in downtown Mystic and just days after I opened, I wrote the verse, “If your clock is wound too tight… Let the cuckoo out.” YES, the cuckoo was out, indeed! I turned it into a greeting card and was immediately struck with the idea to write a lesson from Lily. “Lily’s Life Lesson #1”: “Forget about what other people think. If you think purple socks go with that formal satin evening dress, you have a fashion sense that just hasn’t happened yet.” And then I kept writing… Lily flows through every verse. When I filled up my card rack, I turned each lesson into a magnet, bookmark, plaque, and a page in a book! The collection of my first fifty lessons is in my book, “Let the Cuckoo out.” Then, I wrote a collection of lessons for kids, called “Lily’s Lollipop Moments.” The lessons keep coming and I keep writing them. For every verse, I draw an illustration. They come out looking like cartoons. I think there is a connection in there somewhere about expressing joy with child-like simplicity, but I haven’t figured all of it out yet. I mostly move with the spirit. And I also decided I don’t want to figure it out anyway. I like the wonder. It has been over four years since I opened my store and wrote my first lesson. The store was my springboard and now the world is my playground. I have an on-line store, and travel to gift shows and book events. I also write a monthly newsletter, called the “Lily Connection.” The passion which moves me forward in ways I sometimes can’t even explain is sharing the joy and the light, and it moves through Lily.
This joy is much too big to keep all to myself, which is why I opened up the Lily Wish Factory to help other authors follow a path of dreams.
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