Thursday Twitter Takeover: Lily Bennett

Each Thursday, an accomplished published author takes over the YEM Twitter account. Each week, the YA author will answer questions, tell stories, and give advice on our social media. This week, young adult author Lily Bennett will be taking over our Twitter account.

Lily Bennett is the author of the book Diary of a Schizo Bitch. She graduated from the U of M in Spring of 2016. She is currently attending graduate school. This is her first time writing a book. Lily Bennett currently lives in Minneapolis.

Bennett says this to describe her book:

“When I was 15, my house caught on fire. Ever since then I have experienced auditory hallucinations. This is my chance to rant, cry, laugh, and prove to the world that schizos can be successful. This is my chance to show that people with mental illnesses can do well.

This story shows my ups, my downs, and random things that people will probably either laugh or cry out of embarrassment. But I know you should read it if you ever had someone struggle with a mental illness, or if you yourself ever have.

This is my memoir. People ask me, “Hey, aren’t you a bit young to write that?” And they aren’t wrong. But if I can help even one person, well that will be worth it.”


To follow along with this week’s Twitter takeover, follow our Twitter account @YoungEntmag and follow the hashtag #YAAUTHORTAKEOVER