Lisa Shearin, National Bestselling Author

The Ghoul Vendetta is out in audiobook today!

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For SPI Files audiobook fans. . . The Ghoul Vendetta (SPI Files #4) audiobook is out today! 



New cover art & news of upcoming books!

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Hey there! I’m taking a wee break from writing The Myth Manifestation (SPI Files 5) to give y’all an update.

Yesterday, we approved the final cover for The Myth Manifestation by my fabulous SPI Files cover artist — and 2017 Hugo Award winner for Best Professional Artist — Julie Dillon. The title, etc. aren’t in place yet, but I wanted you to get a first look. . .

I couldn’t be more thrilled! And when all the text is in place, I’ll post the final version.

I was hoping to release The Myth Manifestation in mid-November. Now, it might be in early January. Sorry! I thought my body understood that it’s not allowed to get sick until *after* I finish a book. Apparently there was a breakdown in communications. I’m coming off almost two weeks with a nasty cold that turned into bronchitis.

I’m back on my feet now, and my writing is up to full speed. My goal now is to have the book to my editor by the end of this month. Hopefully. As I said in my last post, we’re hosting our nephew’s wedding rehearsal dinner here at the farm on September 29, and we’re smack dab in the middle of prep — landscaping, painting, cleaning and more cleaning. Last week, our contractor finished the driveway, walkway to the front door, and parking areas. They also put in planting beds in front of the house. We’re in central NC, and while it doesn’t look like Irma is going to trouble us, we thought we’d wait a little longer before doing the landscape planting.

For those of you in Irma’s path, please stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones!!

The book is shaping up well, and I think you’ll really enjoy it. There will be an audio version (from Audible), but they have to have the final manuscript before they can start production. After they get the manuscript, it takes about three months for the final audiobook to be available. When I have a release date, I’ll let you know.

Speaking of which, the audiobook for The Ghoul Vendetta will be available on September 19! 

Now on to upcoming books. . .After I finish The Myth Manifestation, I’m going to re-read the entire Raine Benares series in preparation for a new Raine book from her POV. And this time, Mychael will be with her on the cover. : ) After that, I’ll either do another SPI Files or finally write the first book in a new paranormal thriller series that’s been percolating in my head for the past two years. And after that, I’ll be writing a book set in Raine’s world from Phaelan’s POV. Yes, your favorite pirate gets his own adventure. And oh boy, have I found the perfect model for Captain Phaelan Benares.

And speaking of the Raine Benares series, those of you who are reading both series will have noticed that characters from the Raine series are turning up in The SPI Files. That takes another big step forward with The Myth Manifestation. I’m not going to give anything away, but you’re gonna love it! And for those of you who haven’t read the Raine Benares books, don’t let the covers fool you. They have the same tone and humor as The SPI Files. Try ’em, I think you’ll like ’em. ; )

As soon as I have a release date for The Myth Manifestation, I’ll post it on my blog, and my social media accounts, and send out a newsletter.

I’ll get back to work. Take care & stay safe!


Writing, and painting, and figs! Oh my!

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Hey everybody! Just dropping by to let you all know that yes, I’m still alive. Tired, but alive. ; )

I’m in the final stretch for writing The Myth Manifestation (SPI Files 5). However, I’m also doing a lot of house stuff. Derek and I volunteered our house (which is the old family farm) for my nephew’s wedding rehearsal dinner at the end of September. We’ve needed to make a lot of outdoor repairs, and thought having a hard deadline would be the way to get it done — landscaping, deck repairs & decorating, powerwashing, house painting, brush clearing, etc. The only thing we’re not doing ourselves is grading and re-graveling the driveway, and clearing an embankment of small trees. (because neither me nor Derek know now to drive a bulldozer). ; )  And, as of last week, our figs are coming in. Check my Twitter feed for pics of the bounty of figgy goodness. I just texted Derek and told him that we’re gonna need a bigger freezer. We’ve got a serious bumper crop. Thankfully, the rest of the family loves figs, too. And my MIL makes world-class fig preserves.

I have a September 15 deadline for the book, and the rehearsal dinner at the end of the month. So, after I turn the book in, I’ll have two weeks to do all the last-minute stuff. Oh and yesterday, Julie Dillon, my unbelievably fabulous SPI Files cover artist, sent seven sketches of potential covers. It was so hard to choose. As soon as I have a final version, I’ll post it.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go wash some figs and finish another chapter.
Your author (and fig farmer),

The Ghoul Vendetta audiobook now available for pre-order!

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For SPI Files audiobook fans, it’s finally happened (yea!!!) — The Ghoul Vendetta audiobook is now available for pre-order!

Pre-order The Ghoul Vendetta now for the September 19 release. 

The Ghoul Vendetta audiobook out on September 19!

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I finally have a release date for The Ghoul Vendetta audiobook — September 19!  As soon as the pre-order button goes live, I’ll let you know.

Meanwhile, I’m working hard on The Myth Manifestation (SPI Files #5), which will be out on November 7. I’m almost at 30k words, and have started work with the fabulous Julie Dillon on the cover.

Stay tuned!