• Welcome

    Welcome to the website of Lyssa Chiavari, author of inclusive sci-fi and fantasy for teens. Here you’ll find the latest news about my current and upcoming writing projects, new releases, and more. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to get a free short story and be the first to know about my latest releases. Thanks for visiting!

  • Guide to rep in my books

    A lot of my books have LGBT rep in them, but not all of them do. So I thought it would be helpful to make a quick guide to all my books and short stories so that you have an idea of what to look for based on your interests! The Iamos Trilogy + Tie-Ins Fourth World, New World, One World: demisexual main character, asexual main character | m/f ace/demi…

  • Everything you wanted to know about Lyssa but were afraid to ask

    After procrastinating on it for quite some time, I’ve decided to post a little bit of an FAQ about myself so that if you see me mentioning something on social media you won’t be like, “WTF is she talking about?” Writing & Book Stuff Q: Who designs your book covers? Most of my covers are created by the ever-awesome Najla Qamber Designs. The exceptions are Magic at Midnight, which was…

  • Finding balance with chronic illness

    Is it time for one of Lyssa’s semiannual life posts? I guess so! I blogged previously about what set off the major symptom flare I went through from late 2020 through 2021. And in this post I alluded to the fact that that self-analysis helped me identify what sets major symptom flares off. Basically, it’s pretty much the simple formula of too much work and/or too much stress. It’s something…

  • My books are now on Smashwords! And they’re on sale!

    As I mentioned earlier this year, thanks to the Draft2Digital and Smashwords merger, books distributed through D2D were going to be available on the Smashwords Store sometime this year. And that time is now! You can now find all my ebooks on Smashwords here. And this came just in time for the annual Smashwords end-of-year sale! That means you can grab all my books at 75% off on Smashwords now…

  • Discussion guide for The Iamos Trilogy now available!

    Over at Snowy Wings Publishing we’ve been putting together resources for librarians and educators, including discussion guides for any teacher who may want to use a book in their classroom or librarian who may be hosting a teen book club. To that end, I’ve just released a discussion guide for The Iamos Trilogy, which includes questions related to both Fourth World and New World. Upon release, the guide will also…

  • It won’t be 2022

    Let’s get right to the point. I started to write you all a long, blathery blog post about it, but it got really rambly and made no sense, so here’s the very cut and dried version: I am very sick. I set off another symptom flare. Because of previous self-analysis and paying closer attention to what I was doing, I do know what I did to set it off this…

  • A couple podcasts

    Back in March, I recorded not one, but two podcasts! That was a brand new experience for me, and then I wound up doing it twice over the course of one month. But it was a lot of fun! Both podcasts have now gone live, so you can listen to them and learn a little more about each one here. To All the YA I’ve Loved Before The first is…

  • My somewhat unusual proof process

    My first proof for One World has arrived! Note that I said my first proof—there will be more. Several years ago (back in 2017, when I was writing Cheerleaders from Planet X), I figured out a handy little writing hack for myself. I’ve mentioned in various places (such as in the podcast I recently recorded with Jewel Riders Archive, which will be available for you to listen to soon) that I…

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