Lisa is a self-published fantasy author by day and book nerd in every other spare moment she has. She’s a self-confessed coffee snob (don’t try coming near her with any of that instant coffee rubbish) but is willing to accept all other hot drink aficionados, even tea drinkers.

She lives in the Australia’s capital city, Canberra, and like all Australians, is pretty much in constant danger from highly poisonous spiders, crocodiles, sharks, and drop bears, to name a few. As you can see, she is also pro-Oxford comma.

A 2019 SPFBO finalist, and finalist for the 2020 ACT Writers Fiction award, Lisa is the author of the young adult fantasy series The Mage Chronicles, and epic fantasy series A Tale of Stars and Shadow. Her brand new series, Heir to the Darkmage, is coming in April 2021. She has also partnered up with One Girl, an Australian charity working to build a world where all girls have access to quality education. A world where all girls — no matter where they are born or how much money they have — enjoy the same rights and opportunities as boys. A percentage of all Lisa’s royalties go to One Girl.

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Email Lisa directly: [email protected]

Snail mail: PO Box 647, Gungahlin, ACT, Australia, 2912

Early in my self-publishing journey, I established Tate House as my publishing imprint. I’m fortunate enough to have teensy team of willing volunteers helping me out, and we’re all about having fun, working hard and bringing magical stories to the world. I published DarkSkull Hall – the first book in my debut series The Mage Chronicles – in December 2016, and from there we plan to take the world by storm… in baby steps.

I didn’t want Tate House to just be about publishing my stories. One day I hope to use Tate House to support and help other indie authors grow and get their amazing stories out in the world too. As for now, we at Tate House have teamed up with the amazing charity One Girl. We couldn’t be more proud to support One Girl – a charity empowering girls through education. Right now over 60 million girls around the world aren’t in school, simply because they were born a girl. But we’re working to change that.

Whenever you buy a copy of my books, a percentage of the royalties will go to helping support One Girl. The more I can sell, the more girls I can help educate, and that’s one of the best parts of my writing journey so far!!!

This series pulls you in with intrigue, sibling bonds, romance, magic, and a rich world that will satisfy fantasy readers. Alyx is a strong female heroine, who comes into her own power, strength, and courage, bringing readers along with her as she confronts evil. With magic, friendships, sexual tension, dueling mages, and more action than a few sentences could possibly describe, this is a special series and is sure to find many fans!

–Erica Orloff, Author, In Dreams

Dive into the thrilling fantasy world of The Mage Chronicles….

…..across the world, powerful mages are disappearing without a trace and nobody has been able to learn what happened to them. The Taliath, once the guardians of the mage order, have vanished. And along the border of Rionn, an age-old conflict with neighbour Shivasa is coming to life once again…

Could one girl be enough to save them all?

Read an excerpt from DarkSkull Hall

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A Tale of Stars & Shadow by Lisa Cassidy

A broken warrior.

A shadowy criminal.

A whole new adventure awaits…

…’burn bright and true‘…

Dumnorix princess and born warrior, Talyn Dynan was the finest fighter of her generation. With her Callanan partner at her side, she was invincible, reckless, a death-knell to their enemies. But after her partner is torn away from her, Talyn is left broken, wracked with guilt and unable to regain the confidence she once had. Could an unexpected mission to the mysterious country of Mithranar, home of the magical winged folk, be the thing that saves her? Or will the danger and secrets she finds there finally break her completely?

The Shadowhawk lives a life in the shadows. Constantly hunted for his criminal exploits, yet desperate to help the human folk of Mithranar who are oppressed by their winged folk rulers, he haunts the streets of Dock City. The arrival of a foreign warrior threatens to upset the carefully balanced life he leads, but when she begins to offer a hope for the humans he’s only ever dreamed of, can he risk trusting her?

And unbeknownst to both, a mysterious foe stalks the dark corners of Dock City. One that answers to a single purpose…


Learn more

On 20 June 2019 I launched A Tale of Stars and Shadow at Harry Hartog bookstore in Woden, Canberra. It was a hugely fun night where everyone got to try their hand at fantasy bingo (you haven’t had fun until you’ve played speed bingo!!!) I also got to sign some books and chat to fans. It was an amazing night and I’m so grateful to everyone who came along and joined in!

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