Lilliam Rivera grew up in the Bronx, New York. An entertainment journalist, she’s worked for E! Online, Angeleno, Latina, and was the editorial director for the lifestyle site She’s a PEN Center USA 2013 Emerging Voices Fellow and is currently writing her first contemporary young adult novel, My Shelf Life, a coming-of-age story set in the Bronx. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles and can be found online at

In August of 2013, I was an Artist in Residence at AROHO (, a women writer’s retreat. There I documented the talented writers as they read their work aloud.

Lilliam Rivera: Writer at AROHO

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