About Lisa M. Lilly

Lisa M. Lilly Author
Lisa M. Lilly

Lisa M. Lilly writes mysteries and supernatural thrillers featuring smart, determined female protagonists.

In the Q.C. Davis mystery series, lawyer and former child stage actress Quille C. Davis, haunted by an unsolved crime in her family's past, investigates murders where police come up short. But are some truths too dangerous to uncover?

The series is set in Chicago, drawing on the city's vibrant restaurant scene, beautiful buildings, and outdoors spaces, including the lakefront and River Walk. It includes novels The Worried Man, The Charming Man (a 2019 Wishing Shelf Book Award Finalist), The Fractured Man, The Troubled Man, The Hidden Man, and the novella No Good Plays. All are available in paperback, ebook, and large print editions.

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The Awakening supernatural thriller series features a young woman at odds with a powerful cult convinced she'll trigger the Apocalypse. Books in the series have been downloaded over 100,000 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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