The Ceiling Man is here!

I do not know who he is. I only know he is.
—Abby

Read a free sample!

Monday, January 24th saw the release of my first novel.

I’m a little excited.

The Ceiling Man by Patricia Lillie
From the back cover:
A NOVEL OF SLOW BURN HORROR.
Carole knows there can be no tie between her autistic daughter and the strange events in Port Massasauga. It’s not logical. It’s not possible.
The Ceiling Man has picked up other watchers in his travels, but they all dismissed him as a nightmare. The girl is different. She knows he’s real.
Teenage Abby is an innocent. The stranger only she sees and hears introduces her to evil. When Carole falls under the stranger’s sway, Abby must solve the puzzle of The Ceiling Man and save them both.

You can read The Ceiling Man free with Kindle Unlimited or purchase it in Kindle or trade paperback editions.

And, now through February 24th, you can enter the Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win a signed paperback copy.

Or, just read the first few chapters for free right now!

The Plot is Murder

With Poodles!

My friend and Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction cohort, V.M. Burns, got a first look at the cover for her debut cozy mystery this week. (In an odd turn of events, I saw it before she did, but I won’t say “nanny-nanny-boo-boo” or anything. That would be rude.)

She was a little excited. You can read about it and get a better look at the lovely cover in her post, “The Plot is Murder—Cover Reveal.”

The Plot is Murder coverTo be published by Kensington Books in November 2017, the book has already garnered some high praise.

“You’ll love this delightful debut mystery with its charming and wacky cast of characters and a mystery within a mystery just to keep things interesting.” —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights

“A charming read—with murder, romance and lots of mouthwatering desserts.” —Laura Levine, author of Death of a Bachelorette

The Plot is Murder is the first in a series, and rumor has it Valerie is already at work on book three!

“A Lineage of Shadows”

The Outer DarkScott Nicolay‘s podcast The Outer Dark features an excellent interview with Nightscript editor CM Muller. In the final segment (last half-hour-ish), Scott is joined by reviewer Justin Steele, and they say wonderful things about the volume—including some kind words for my contribution, “The Cuckoo Girls.” (I think C.M. should be particularly proud to have Nightscript called a “spiritual successor” to not only the much missed Shadows & Tall Trees, but also the late Charles L. Grant’s Shadows anthology series.)

Listen here:
CM Muller: A Lineage of Shadows in the Nightscript | The Outer Dark: Episode 17

More Nightscript reviews (to read):
Dark Musing’s 2015 Review
M R Cosby’s Blog: Books of 2015
Book review: Nightscript Volume 1, edited by C.M. Muller, Chthonic Matter (Teleread)
Reviewing: Nightscripts, An Anthology of Strange & Darksome Tales (Old Style Tales Press)
Nightscript 1 at Dark Musings
A review of Nightscript: Volume 1 (edited by C. M. Muller) at Risingshadow