Lisa M. Lilly writes detective mysteries and supernatural thrillers featuring smart female protagonists.
In the Q.C. Davis mystery series, Quille C. Davis, haunted by the unsolved murder of her sister, investigate crimes where police come up short. But are some truths too dangerous to uncover?
The series is set in Chicago, drawing on the city's striking architecture, vibrant energy, and compelling history.
It includes novels The Worried Man, The Charming Man (a 2019 Wishing Shelf Book Award Finalist), The Fractured Man, and The Troubled Man, and the novella No Good Plays. All are available in paperback, ebook, and large print editions.
Books in the Awakening supernatural thriller series, have been downloaded over 90,000 times.
Lilly also is the author of two works of horror. When Darkness Falls, a standalone gothic horror novel set in downtown Chicago, and The Tower Formerly Known As Sears: 3 Tales Of Urban Horror.
In addition to her fiction writing, Lilly hosts the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story. The show is for anyone who wants to learn more about plot, character development, and other story elements by watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The material is also available in book form.
Also, under L.M. Lilly, she founded WritingAsASecondCareer.com. There you'll find articles on writing, publishing, and time management, as well as Lilly's non-fiction books on writing. Those books explore story structure, character development, and the writing life.
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