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My Own Worst Enemy: Queer rom-com night with Lily Lindon

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Lily Lindon & Rho Chung

We are delighted to be welcoming Lily Lindon to Lighthouse to launch her new queer enemies-to-lovers romance MY OWN WORST ENEMY!

About the book:

Emmy is her own worst enemy. So why does she fancy someone who looks like her?

Overthinker and recent drama school graduate Emmy Clooney (no relation) will do anything to be successful, despite the lack of great roles for queer actors.

But in the audition room for what could be her big break, Emmy meets rising star, Mae Jones. Mae is the same casting type as Emmy, so they'll always be fighting for the same parts ('Short-haired Lesbian'). Unfortunately, Mae is also charming, talented, and very, very hot – which means Mae is not just Emmy's casting type, she's also her romantic type…

When their opposite personalities clash, Emmy and Mae begin a fierce competition to win the best parts. But if they're cast in the same show, will they find a way to act nicely – or take their rivalry to the next stage?

About our speakers:

Lily Lindon is a writer and editor living in London. She studied English at Cambridge, where she was part of the Footlights comedy group. She was a fiction editor at Penguin Random House, then at The Novelry. Her debut novel Double Booked (‘the bisexual romcom of your wildest dreams,’ DIVA Magazine) was translated into multiple languages and optioned for screen. She won a Comedy Women in Print Prize for ‘Funniest Sex Scene.’ Yes, she is single.

Rho Chung is an Edinburgh-based theatre writer and maker. They are currently finishing up their doctoral dissertation on Shakespeare, gender, and incarceration. As a theatre person, they have worked most recently with Some Kind of Theatre (The Grandmothers Grimm, William Shakespeare’s Tragical History of Frankenstein) and The Show Must Go Online (Gallathea, Dido Queen of Carthage, Pericles). They also edit the theatre section of The Skinny.

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