L. B. Tillit

I write about real teens like you facing real situations.

So many books are about things that have nothing to do with the real problems and issues that you and your friends deal with every day.  I write about people and problems you can really relate to.

No more fear in reading something that is too hard, or beneath your interest level.

My books deal with serious problems and issues. Problems with parents and family, friends and peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, love and sex, identity, and survival.

It's never too late to start reading!

My books meet the needs of even the most reluctant reader. Written for teen readers, they are filled with believable, memorable, empathetic characters today's teens identify with facing today's social issues they relate to.

My books are written specifically for students who struggle to find books that speak to them, but are at a reading level that makes them excited to dive into the story.

It is worth it if one, just one, young adult reads one of my books and it helps them have faith to jump into another book and then another, where reading becomes second nature and is no longer such a chore.

Edge of Ready
by L. B. Tillit

Whatever happens, school comes first. Her mother said it like she meant it. These words played over and over again in Dani Garcia's head. But life got in the way. There were mouths to feed and rent to pay. Plus someone had to watch baby Benny. Dani knew adversity, but she was the kind of strong that comes from within: strong in mind, body, and soul. Then a horrible rape and its powerful aftermath threatens to bring Dani's life crashing down—forever...more...>

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Unchained
by L. B. Tillit

After two years in a loving home, TJ's mother got him back. She was clean. No pot. No meth. His chest felt like it was burning. His heart was racing. Trapped. He felt trapped. He didn't have a say. Everything he had come to care about would be gone. And the brutal life he'd escaped quickly reclaimed him. Kaden Cruz didn't run after him. Instead his voice boomed, "You owe us." TJ didn't look back. But he knew this wasn't the end of Kaden Cruz. He could still hear his father's voice. It's not free. You'll have to pay them back one day...more...>

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2 Days
by L. B. Tillit

Sixteen-year-old Neema Powell was always the best-looking girl in school. But right now she was a wreck. Her mother's sleazy boyfriend was towering over her screaming, "Get out!" And her own mother wouldn't even look at her as she walked out of the apartment into the dead January day. Neema knew that Nate, her boyfriend, would take care of her. I'll give Mom a couple of days to calm down. But those two days made all the difference, and Neema must draw from somewhere deep for the inner strength she will need...more...>

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2012 Independent Publisher Book Award Winner
Unchained

Published 2012 by Saddleback Educational Publishing

2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Children