Lilian McNamara Garis


Wrote for the Newark News in charge of “Women’s Work”, their first female reporter. Married Howard Garis and wrote hundreds of books for the Stratemayer syndicate, some under pen names.

Lilian Garis is one of the writers who always wrote, She expressed herself in verse from early school days and it was then predicted that Lilian Mack would one day become a writer. Justifying this sentiment, while still in high school, she took charge of the woman’s page for a city paper and her work there attracted such favorable attention that she left school to take entire charge of woman’s work for the largest daily in an important Eastern city.

— Advertisement in Polly and Eleanor, Lillian Elizabeth Roy. Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 192


Marquardt, Janet. “Howard and Lilian Garis House – 97 Spring Street”Amherst Historic. Retrieved 2022-01-07.

“The Once Great Newark Evening News: A Remembrance & Obituary” Retrieved 2022-01-07.

Yardley, Margaret Tufts; New Jersey; World’s Columbian Exposition (1893). The New Jersey scrap book of women writers. Newark, N.J.: Advertiser Printing House.

 “The Lilian Garis Books By Lilian Garis” Retrieved 2022-01-07.

Baird, Christine V. “A Rabbit for the Ages” Star Ledger. Mar 27, 2005.

Kukla, Barbara J. Newark Women: From Suffragettes to the Statehouse.

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