I've written a number of literary novels that can be had in bookstores or (some of them, anyway) your e-reader. They include a satire called Mermaids in Paradise, a story collection called Love in Infant Monkeys, and most recently a kind of literary thriller called Sweet Lamb of Heaven.

But I've always loved books of other worlds, other realities, other natural rules, escapes for readers of all ages. So a few years ago I began to write books to cross over to younger and genre readers too - more or less fantasy books, with magic and shapeshifting and mythic creatures like selkies. And, of course, animals with telepathy.

Two have come out so far from Small Beer Press, in a series called The Dissenters - the first was The Fires Beneath the Sea (2011), the second was The Shimmers in the Night (2012). The final book, The Bodies of the Ancients, will be out in January 2017.

In advance of that last book, I'm posting the second one, The Shimmers in the Night. Hope you enjoy.
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lydiamillet lydiamillet Aug 02, 2015 08:48PM
I've been away so long! Will post The Shimmers in the Night in the next month or two, as soon as I have some down time.
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The Shimmers in the Night by lydiamillet
The Shimmers in the Night Fantasy
The Shimmers in the Night is the second novel in the Dissenters series following The Fires Beneath the Sea. This might be the worst weekend of Cara's life. Her mother is still missing and her brother Jax is off at...
The Fires Beneath the Sea (A Novel) by lydiamillet
The Fires Beneath the Sea (A Novel) Fantasy
Cara’s mother has disappeared. Her father isn’t talking about it. Her big brother Max is hiding behind his iPod, and her genius little brother Jackson is busy studying the creatures he collects from the beach. But...