Home of the Brave.

Happy belated Fourth, Americans!!! Despite my Canadian passport I still celebrated. See?

USA(We have Canada, Norway, and Brazil represented in this photo. Can you spot the American?)

Yes, it’s true, there isn’t a party I won’t crash. But I also happen to believe in this one. This is a fantastic country (even though it’s in need of some serious group therapy) and the advantages that come from living in the free world are too numerous to count. But the thing about this holiday that really sparks my sparkler is that it celebrates independence—something I do on a daily basis. (Notice how I managed to make a national holiday all about me? I know, pretty slick.)

I celebrate it by putting mustard on my popcorn instead of butter. I celebrate it by choosing not to wear a bra today even though I need one.Β  I celebrate independence by following my instincts even when they lead me to lonely places. So when Jannette posted this question…

Hi Lisi!! I was wondering if you could share any advice on becoming a strong and successful, career-orientated girl in life! Since most of your books targets towards teens, this is the stage when we are still trying to figure out what we want to be when we get older. However, as a loyal fan, I know for sure that you are extremely successful and has had a wonderful and exciting life (I mean MTV? Seriously, that is beyond cool ) Thank you so much for taking your time to read this!!! Love Yah LISI!!

…I can respond by saying:

Jannette, are you asking me how to be strong? The answer is confidence. Confidence comes from making choices that are right for you, not anyone else. If they are right for you, you can stand by them with strength. That’s the ONLY way. Making the right choices comes from following your instincts. Knowing your instincts comes from listening to the voices in your head/gut even when they’re telling you to do something that is hard or lonely. Success comes from loving what you do so much you’d do it for free. What if you don’t know what you want to do yet?Β  Be patient. Your “instincts” might not know yet. You’re young. Just listen to what they’re saying now. Those voices may not know how your story ends but they will help you write a little bit of it each day. And before you know it you will be living inside a book you love. And the best part? It will have been written by you, for you. If, and only if, you’re not afraid to break away from the pack when those voices tell you it’s time.

They don’t call this the home of the brave because it it rhymes with banner yet wave

(Well, that can’t be the only reason.)

In case you need a little extra inspiration, check out this promo for a new line of girls’ toys made just for independent thinkers.


(If I feel like it.)


P.S. Did you figure out which one of my friend’s is the American?


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  • Is the American the one with the cowgirl hat?

  • Julia says:

    Great post! It’s always sad to me to se girls with a low-esteem.

  • Libby says:

    What happened to people commenting all the time?!:(

  • Kathy says:

    Comments are slow this week…

  • Kathy says:


    Great Blah-g, very encouraging!! I’m goint to say the American is the one in the Cowboy hat. You’re the Canadian, the blond one must be from Norway and the one with the starfish must be from Brazil? Is that right πŸ˜› ?

  • Lili says:

    Please please please do an update on the Clique. Im sure you hear things like this a lot but it would mean a lot to me and your fans if you give the once and still praised series, The Clique, a little more attention. Its almost like youve completely moved on from the cliff hanger series. Everyone I have talked to agrees the last book was WAYYY too open ended to actually be the last book. There has to be something else….a second series following the Clique. Theres just so many possibilities and its just such a shame it all seems gone. Even a second movie would be great….im just loosing a lot of hope. Thank you for reading

  • Samantha says:

    I love everything about you, you are like a 2nd mom to me! my heart is aglow with all things clique, I’ve even tried to start my own clique. Well, it would mean everything to me if you joined this writing website: Wattpad.com and followed me: DarkStarPack. I love you, Lisi. Today,Tomorrow,Forever!

  • Ally says:

    Hey Lisi πŸ™‚ I LOVEEE your books ! I’ve read The Clique series a thousand times & i was wondering, would there be a second movie ? I’ve heard that there was gonna be a second one and I’ve also heard it was just a rumor . I have no idea which to believe. Haha πŸ˜‰ If there will be another movie, would you please let me know when the casting sessions are (E-mail me: allymruiz@verizon.net) ?! Its my dream to be an actress and a singer & I know every book in the Clique series by
    heart. <3 Thank you for your time .
    Xoxo -Ally

  • Lillie says:

    Haha, really cute video, Lisi! Love the whole “Girls wanting to be Engineers” theme. It’s what I am hoping to study after high school πŸ™‚

  • Jennika says:

    Lisi, I just love you, and I was wondering: do you read all of your fan mail, or what do you do with all of it? I wrote to you, and I was just curious if you read them or have others screen them for you? Thanks! πŸ’•

  • lillie says:

    Lisi you are so inspiring i swear you are one of my biggest idols and i love to write, read, cook, do long jump, gaming, and i really want to help my country by serving in the army. But i am kind of realizing i can’t do it all when i grow up, so i feel kind of trapped. Any ideas?

  • question: is this lisi harrison offfical blog, like this si her???

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