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Loretta MilanHello and welcome to Literary Lightbox!

My name’s Loretta Milan. I’m so glad you’re visiting Literary Lightbox today, a place where I publish great stuff for everyone who loves reading or writing books. I really hope you enjoy my book reviews, stories about my own and other authors’ writing journeys as well as other exciting things in between.


Latest articles

imageElizabeth is Missing book review

To celebrate Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey winning the Costa First Novel Award, why not read my review of this intriguing novel here?


Miniaturist_book_of_the_yearBook of the year and Indie Spotlight announced!

Click here to find out which novel is Literary Lightbox’s book of the year and who will be the first author featured in the Indie Spotlight when it launches in January.


IMG_0944We Were Liars book review

Many books sell themselves on lies and secrets. There’s intrigue in the unknown. In fact, it plays a big part in the novel I’m writing myself. I thought, therefore, that…

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Loretta_Milan_NaNoWriMo_WinnerThe chapter after NaNoWriMo

It’s done. I’ve written 50,000 words of the first novel I intend to publish. So, what have I learned and what’s next?

Find out here.


NaNoWriMo_Loretta_MilanMad decision at my NaNoWriMo midpoint

I’ve just passed the mid-point in my NaNoWriMo novel-writing marathon. As I type into the second half of the challenge, I thought I’d give you an update on how it’s going…

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The_Miniaturist_outsideThe Miniaturist book review

With the Daily Mail claiming The Miniaturist was outselling JK Rowling while The Guardian seemed less convinced by this much-hyped debut, I had to check it out for myself…

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Coming up soon on Literary Lightbox…


First Indie Spotlight: Sheila Blanchette

I’m getting really excited about publishing the first Indie Spotlight feature this week following an inspiring interview with Sheila.

Find out more about the Indie Spotlight and how you can apply here.

IMG_1123The Secret Place book review

I’m also reading The Secret Place by Tana French. Look out for the book review here soon.



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