Lisa Shearin, National Bestselling Author

Press Kit



Lisa Shearin

While Lisa now writes full-time, in her previous corporate life, she’s been a magazine editor, advertising copywriter, and writer of corporate marketing materials of every description.

Lisa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Raine Benares novels (comedic classic fantasy series with a modern twist), and The SPI Files (an urban fantasy series that’s been described as Stephanie Plum meets Men in Black).

Lisa is an a greyhound mom, avid tea drinker, vintage teapot & teacup collector, grower of orchids and bonsai, and fountain pen addict. She lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her husband, four spoiled-rotten retired racing greyhounds, and enough woodland creatures to fill a Disney movie.


The Raine Benares Novels 
Suggested reading order:

1. Magic Lost, Trouble Found
2. Armed & Magical
3. The Trouble With Demons
4. Bewitched & Betrayed
5. Con & Conjure
6. All Spell Breaks Loose

7. Wedding Bells, Magic Spells

8. Treasure & Treason

9. Ruins & Revenge

“Wild Card” — A Raine Benares prequel novella

The SPI Files

1. The Grendel Affair
2. The Dragon Conspiracy
3. The Brimstone Deception

4. The Ghoul Vendetta

5. The Myth Manifestation

6. The Phoenix Illusion

7. The Solstice Countdown (coming in 2020)

“Lucky Charms” — A prequel novella in the anthology Night Shift



“A wonderful fantasy tale full of different races and myths and legends [that] are drawn so perfectly readers will believe they actually exist. Raine is a strong female, a leader who wants to do the right thing even when she isn’t sure what that is . . . Lisa Shearin has the magic touch.”
Midwest Book Review 

“Lisa Shearin turns expectation on its ear and gives us a different kind of urban fantasy. For once, the urban is as fantastic as the fantasy, as Shearin presents an otherworld city peopled with beautiful goblins, piratical elves, and hardly a human to be found. Littered with entertaining characters and a protagonist whose self- serving lifestyle is compromised only by her loyalty to her friends, Magic Lost is an absolutely enjoyable read. I look forward to the next one!”
—C. E. Murphy, author of Raven Calls

“Fresh, original, and fall- out-of- your-chair funny, Lisa Shearin combines deft characterization, snarky dialogue, and nonstop action— plus a yummy hint of romance— to create one of the best reads of the year. This book is a bona fide winner, the series a keeper, and Shearin a definite star on the rise.”
—Linnea Sinclair, RITA Award– winning author of Rebels and Lovers

“Exciting, catch-me-if- you- can, lightning- fast- paced tales of magic and evil filled with goblins, elves, mages, and a hint of love interest that will leave fantasy readers anxiously awaiting Raine’s next adventure.”
Monsters and Critics

“The kind of book you hope to find when you go to the bookstore. It takes you away to a world of danger, magic, and adventure, and it does so with dazzling wit and clever humor. It’s gritty, funny, and sexy—a wonderful addition to the urban fantasy genre. I absolutely loved it. From now on Lisa Shearin is on my auto- buy list!”
—Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fate’s Edge

“The book reads more like an urban fantasy with pirates and sharp wit and humor. I found the mix quite refreshing. Lisa Shearin’s fun, action- packed writing style gives this world life and vibrancy.”
Fresh Fiction

“Lisa Shearin represents that much needed voice in fantasy that combines practiced craft and a wicked sense of humor.”
Bitten by Books

“The brisk pace and increasingly complex character development propel the story on a roller- coaster ride through demons, goblins, elves, and mages while maintaining a satisfying level of romantic attention . . . that will leave readers chomping at the bit for more.”
Monsters and Critics

“If you’re new to Shearin’s work, and you enjoy fantasy interspersed with an enticing romance, a little bit of humor, and a whole lot of grade-A action, this is the series for you.”
Lurv a la Mode

“Tons of action and adventure but it also has a bit of romance and humor . . . All of the characters are excellent . . . The complexities of the world that Ms. Shearin has developed are fabulous.”
Night Owl Reviews

“Action packed and fast paced, this was a fabulous read.”
Fresh Fiction

“Shearin has proven herself to be an expert storyteller with the enviable ability to provide both humor and jaw-dropping action.”
RT Book Reviews

The SPI Files

“Lisa Shearin always delivers a great story. Fresh and exciting, humorous and  action  packed, The Grendel Affair is urban fantasy at its best.” —Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author of
 Magic Breaks

“Throw Stephanie Plum, The X‑Files, and tequila in a blender and experience it all explode in your face with murder, mystery, the supernatural,  tea-  drinking dragons, and a hot partner who always has your back (and he might have a little more if given half a chance). Nonstop action, hilarious klutziness, romance, and lethal Lotharios everywhere. What could be better?” —Rob Thurman, New York Times bestselling author of Downfall

“In Lisa Shearin’s SPI Files series, seer Makenna Fraser brings Southern sass, smarts, and charm to the mean streets of Manhattan as she battles monsters and other magical beings. An  action-
packed mix of monsters, magic, and mayhem that will keep you turning the pages.” —Jennifer Estep, New York Times bestselling author of Black Widow

“One of the best parts of being an author is getting to read books like The Grendel Affair before they’re published. One of the most frustrating parts is sitting here asking, ‘When does the next one come out?’ before book one is even in print. This was great fun, with engaging characters and plenty of  fast-paced action. But seriously, when does the next one come out?” —Jim C. Hines, author of Codex Born

“One of the strongest parts of this book is the humor. It is deadpan and had me laughing out loud.” —Fiction Vixen

“I’m at a loss for words here, since I have no idea how to fully convey how much I loved The Dragon Conspiracy . . .  With Makenna’s typical sarcastic narration, nearly nonstop action, and plot twists which completely surprised me, The Dragon Conspiracy left me aching for more.” —  All Things Urban Fantasy

“Her skillful ability to combine scary and  heart- stopping chills with  laugh- out-loud humor is part of what makes her books such addictive gems.” — RT Book Reviews

“With The Dragon Conspiracy, Lisa Shearin has gotten even more awesome! . . . [It] contains all of Shearin’s trademarks: witty dialogue, a winning protagonist, and a plot that doesn’t quit. I can’t recommend Shearin’s work enough.” — Tynga’s Reviews

“A fantastic ensemble . . .  A fun and thrilling urban fantasy adventure with characters I’d love to go out and have a drink with.” — Bea’s Book Nook

“Lisa Shearin has painted a wonderful picture of New York and all of its supernatural inhabitants . . .  A  fast-paced, fun read with all kinds of supernatural goodness and great  world-  building.” —Wicked Little Pixie

“Funny, frightening,  fast-paced . . .  Imminent disaster has never been more fun.” — 38 Caliber Reviews

“A  fast-paced urban fantasy, pack[ed] with action and interesting characters and surprises in most every turn.” — Ami’s Hoard

“Fresh and exciting, humorous and  action-  packed . . . urban fantasy at its best.” —Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series

“Nonstop action, hilarious klutziness, romance, and lethal Lotharios everywhere. What could be better?” —Rob Thurman, New York Times bestselling author of the Cal Leandros series

“Makenna Fraser brings Southern sass, smarts, and charm to the mean streets of Manhattan as she battles monsters and other magical beings.” —Jennifer Estep, New York Times bestselling author of the  Elemental Assassin series

“An absolute must-read. Shearin’s incredible ability to combine the scary and the wacky is why she is a star on the rise!” —RT Book Reviews

“One heck of a series that is not to be missed.” —A Book Obsession

“A wonderfully adventurous series, pairing dangerous  mystery-solving with the bizarre and supernatural.” —That’s What I’m Talking About

The X-Files meets Men in Black . . . Snappy and entertaining.” —The BiblioSanctum

Author Photo

Lisa Shearin photo
(Photo credit: Jimmy Allen, Jimmy Allen Photography, Inc.)