M. L. Lacy


M.L. Lacy is the author of the Chrysalis Series (The Awakening, Tribulations, and Trepidation) and the upcoming Starburst Series.

M.L. Lacy was awarded the first place in the Rebecca's Read's 2010 Written Art Award for her book The Awakening in the Fiction: Science Fiction/Fantasy Category.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I’m fifth generation German. I grew up on a farm in central Indiana, however all of my adult life, I have lived in the West, finally settling in Texas in 1994. I love the West and the wide-open spaces. My favorite vacation(s) spot(s) are Yellowstone, the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe (just to name a few). Those are the biggest influences in my writing as the Chrysalis series begins in Texas. Starburst, another series I'm working on is set in Wyoming, and Firstborn's Destiny is in South Dakota.
When did you first start writing?
I’ve always made stories up (in a good way) in my head, but never put pen to paper until the Chrysalis Series in 2007. The story simply would not go away. I found myself thinking more and more about, until it occurred to me the only way I was going to stop thinking about was to write down the story—get it out of my head and on paper. I did that, then tucked the story away in a drawer, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. So I dug it back out and started tinkering with it. My original copy was only 80,000 words, but as the ideas presented themselves and as I started envisioning all the twists and turns I could write—and as I started having fun, it doubled in size and what was once only going to be 1 book has turned into 4 currently (Book 4 is now in edits) and I'm starting book 5. I plan on having 6 in this series...maybe 7....we'll see.
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Chrysalis Fire & Rain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,890. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
As Esmeralda’s fleet of dragons grows stronger and deadlier, Madalyn devises a lethal plan that strikes at the very heart of not only Bree and her clan, but of the Halsing clan as well. Friendship, loyalty, and faith are tested to the brink in the fourth book of the Chrysalis Series – Fire and Rain.
Chrysalis Trepidation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,140. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A rollercoaster ride from beginning to end, the saga continues as Bree races against time to save the human and magical realms from the evil plans of her arch nemesis, Esmeralda. Esmeralda isn't letting any dust settle as she gains another's help in her quest to capture Bree. A traitor becomes known as another becomes an ally. One's life is uncertain while another.
Chrysalis Tribulations
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 164,320. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The exciting saga continues, as Bree’s eyes are opening to unimagined possibilities. Reunited with her soul mate, Steven, and her protectors Bradley, Billy and Rick, she journey’s through a realm she is only now beginning to comprehend. 
 Challenges abound, as she contends with the jealousies of her new status, from Madalyn and the two newest members of her clan.
Chrysalis - The Awakening
Price: Free! Words: 147,740. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
All Families have secrets. At 32, Bree Campbell discovers her entire life has been a secret. A human born into a family of magicals, she begins questioning everything and everyone around her. The prophecy speaks of a Chosen One charged with saving both the human and magical realms, but an evil sorceress stands in the way. Will Bree find the inner strength needed to save the world?

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