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Lisa M. Lilly

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In addition to the Q.C. Davis Mysteries, a traditional detective series that includes The Worried Man, The Charming Man, The Fractured Man, The Troubled Man, The Hidden Man, and the novella No Good Plays, Lisa M. Lilly also is the author of the four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series.

Like her character Quille C. Davis, Lilly lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Under L.M. Lilly, she is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. She also hosts the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story.

Lilly also writes horror, including When Darkness Falls, a gothic horror novel set in Chicago’s South Loop, and the short-story collection The Tower Formerly Known as Sears and Two Other Tales of Urban Horror, the title story of which was made into the
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Lisa M. Lilly Great to hear The Unbelievers arrived and you're looking forward to it! I'm always happy to be friends with other readers and authors on Goodreads, an…moreGreat to hear The Unbelievers arrived and you're looking forward to it! I'm always happy to be friends with other readers and authors on Goodreads, and I'd be honored to be your friend here. I hope you enjoy the book. I'm working on final edits to The Conflagration, Book 3 of 4 in the series, this morning and just reviewed a draft of the cover, which I'm very excited about.(less)
Lisa M. Lilly Hi, Marta, thanks for saying hello. It's wonderful to hear from you, and I'm sorry to be so long in answering. I need to check my author dashboard mor…moreHi, Marta, thanks for saying hello. It's wonderful to hear from you, and I'm sorry to be so long in answering. I need to check my author dashboard more often! I remember talking with you at the station while waiting for the train to Chicago and again on the train. That was a fun trip. The sequel to The Awakening (The Unbelievers) is what I was writing on my laptop at the time and now at last it's done. I hope you enjoy it. If you have not already gotten it, you may want to enter the Goodreads giveaway at https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh... There are five copies available.
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Crime Writer At The Shooting Range

Not too long ago I took a research trip I hesitate to write about. I went to a shooting range. I'd never held a gun before let alone fired one. It was a little scary.

The Hidden Man 3D Book CoverThe fifth Q.C. Davis mystery.

I did it because at some point Quille, the protagonist of my Q.C. Davis Mystery series, will probably pick up a gun. Spoiler: I don't ever imagine her owning one or shooting anyone.

But a crime

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“Sometimes the families people choose work better than those they were born into.”
Lisa M. Lilly, The Awakening

“Spencer tried to avoid sarcasm, the most often used weapon of the powerless.”
Lisa M. Lilly, The Tower Formerly Known as Sears and Two Other Tales of Urban Horror

“While girls and women are raised to fear strangers – to worry about being raped, murdered, or assaulted in the street or in parking garages, which are real dangers – statistically, the most dangerous men are those they know and, particularly, those they live with. So Willow Springs started as a community for battered women, with only women.”
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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller, The Open Door

“Time is the longest distance between two places.”
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Sometimes the families people choose work better than those they were born into.”
Lisa M. Lilly, The Awakening

“While girls and women are raised to fear strangers – to worry about being raped, murdered, or assaulted in the street or in parking garages, which are real dangers – statistically, the most dangerous men are those they know and, particularly, those they live with. So Willow Springs started as a community for battered women, with only women.”
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