Hi, I’m Lizella, and I write stories.
I’m not really a lizard.
I’m especially partial to very short stories with dark or twisty endings. I love to rip apart old classics and put them back together with the seams showing and the stuffing peeking out. I regularly upend expectations. And I stealthily sneak magic into otherwise ordinary situations. Uh oh!
When I’m not dreaming up new ways to torture fairy princesses, I write business journalism under a different pseudonym and try to keep up with one husband, two kids, and four large dogs.
What I’m writing on Medium
The Half Life of Shadows
A serial novel
In the shadows of our world, there is another. A dark world laced with magic and menace. And its fate is twined with our own.
Kora, a maidservant with a hidden magical past, commits a terrible act, putting her family at risk and ultimately sparking a violent revolution. As she tries to protect her family, she finds herself drawn into a sinister romance and wondering if her idea of ‘good’ is as flawed as she is.
Cora, Kora’s modern-day counterpart, unwittingly travels Kora’s dark path. Her secret sin unleashes a political crisis that threatens millions of lives. As she struggles to help her family and her country, she has the strangest feeling that she’s doing something wrong.
Will Kora and Cora destroy their worlds—or save them? And can both worlds survive?
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