Matchmaker Cat — by Lucy Shea

MatchMaker-300pxOut tomorrow, Matchmaker Cat is my alter ego’s new short story. Well, it’s a re-release, really, but with a great new cover. At currently just $0.99, £0.99 or €0.99, the idea is to draw people in so they have a fun read and are motivated to check out more Lucy Shea goodies.

Who helps rescue Rosemary’s love life? Who puts the dating website on her computer? Who finds the attractive man with the smiling eyes? Does it happen by accident? Or does it have something to do with a cat called Chester?

A fun short story about dating, romance and a cunning ginger tabby.

An ebook exclusive: Amazon UK and

Women in a Spin — by Lucy Shea

spin-300pxI wrote some great short stories (and some longer ones known quaintly as “novelettes”), but they were sitting unloved on my computer. So my alter ego, Lucy Shea, has gathered them altogether in a collection called Women in a Spin. Like the rest of the Lucy Shea catalogue, it’s out on September 15th.

Exploring women’s relationships in a series of fun, sad, romantic, mystical and bizarre stories.

From the humorous story of sexual frustration and a temperamental bathroom in Getting a Man In, to the mysterious and magical romance of Calendar Girl, Women in a Spin features five short stories and two novelettes to make you laugh, cry and keep turning the pages.

Also including: The Man in My Phone, Help! My Breasts are Taking over the World!, Forgotten Children, Christmas with You and the ever-popular Matchmaker Cat.

In ebook from the 15th September: Amazon UK and

If you are subscriber to Kindle Unlimited, you can read for free!

Or get your hands on the paperback now (subject to delivery by the postman/woman and all that): Amazon UK or

Fairy Nuff — by Lucy Shea

fairy-300pxOut on September 15th is Fairy Nuff, my alter ego’s latest novel to make you smile is released.

Making wishes come true sounds idyllic until they go hilariously wrong — which they always do for Julie in this light-hearted, funny novel with a twist of fantasy and a smidgen of romance.

Julie’s trouble begins when she bumps into her ex-boyfriend at a friend’s fancy dress party. Her troubles double when things get romantic and she discovers the costume stuck to her body. Magically melded to her skin, it won’t come off — not for work, not for a wash, and especially not for sex!

Dressed as a fairy, Julie Nuffield (or “Nuff” to her friends) discovers everything she wishes for comes true — but never in the way she expects. As each wish provokes new disasters, she begins a quest to discover the secret history behind the costume. Only when she reveals its purpose can she find the right wish to bring her happiness. Until then, she must live as the woman they call Fairy Nuff.

As an ebook from September 15th: Amazon UK and

If you want to get your hands on a paperback, they’ve snuck out of the release gates early here: Amazon UK and

If Wishes Were Husbands – by Lucy Shea

If Wishes Were Husbands coverMy alter ego Lucy Shea is releasing a series of women’s humorous fiction novels and stories on September 15th. If Wishes Were Husbands is the first.


When Rachel invents a husband to impress her friends, they delight in stories of his meticulous housework, gourmet cooking and amazing sex. Just a bit of harmless fun — until Darren materialises on her sofa, in the flesh! Confronted with the real life version of her fantasy man, Rachel must learn to live with perfection, or discover how to dis-invent him.

A light-hearted story of a single woman’s desire to join the ranks of the married, without living with a man who drives her mad!

Available in ebook at Amazon UK and from September 15th

The paperback is out early here!: Amazon UK and


My Interview with Judith Ashley

Continuing catching up the interviews I conducted with authors last year and I really like the animation I did for this one. It helped that Judith has quite a few books out and her covers are lovely. In this interview, Judith Ashley discusses her Sacred Women’s Circle series of novels, her short stories, her life, and her writing process. This interview is also available as audio only

(re-posting this because the links got screwed up somehow)

My Interview with Courtney Pierce

Continuing to post some of the interviews I conducted with fellow authors last year. I had a blast talking to them all and I really enjoyed putting together the video animation. In this interview, I talk to Courtney Pierce about her magic realism trilogy: Stitches, Brushes, and Riffs. We also chat about her previous career on Broadway, her writing process, and Courtney’s future plans at the time of the interview. If video is not your thing, there is also an audio only version available.

My Romantic Comedy Going Out of Print

The exciting news is that I am writing a new science fiction series of novels which will be coming out late this year. Unfortunately, to prepare for that, my romantic comedy novels and stories are going out of print. I want to thank everyone who read and enjoyed them.

My women’s fiction will be coming out in a new form later this year, including a few stories not yet published. If you would like to be informed when these books are available, please sign up to my newsletter, the link for which is on the right sidebar if you scroll down a bit (if you’re on a mobile or tablet, it’s at the bottom of the page, scroll down a lot!). Or drop me a line via the contact page: Email me .

In the meantime, there may still be a few copies of favourites like If Wishes Were Husbands and Fairy Nuff at various retailers, particularly in paperback, but they will be disappearing very soon. So if you want to pick up a copy, now would be the time!

Busy Writing

I seem to have a lot of things on my to do list these days and one of them is always “update website”. Along with having a good tidy up of my home, it’s a job I haven’t got around to in while. This is because I am busy writing. I have a novel series due out in the autumn (that’s the fall to our American friends) and I’ve been pushing out all distractions to get it done.

In the meanwhile, thanks for stopping by. As the books get written, I hope to return to my website with some news – and there will be some in the forthcoming months, I promise!

Jane Killick interviews Maggie Lynch

Here’s the first of the Windtree Press Author Interviews, which start this month. Maggie Lynch (who also writes as Maggie Jaimeson and Maggie Faire) reveals how having a son serve in the US military in Iraq was the inspiration for her novel, Expendable. She also discusses her Young Adult series, The Forest People in this fun and revealing interview. Also available as audio only.