• Welcome

    Welcome to the website of author Lyssa Chiavari! 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: asexual main characters | m/f QPR Different Worlds: straight…

  • 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…

  • Get off Twitter

    This was originally posted on my personal blog, but after getting a lot of positive comments from people saying they felt it was an important part of the conversation, I decided to repost it here as well. Although I’ve been off Twitter for over a year at this point, a few days ago an author friend of mine sent me a Twitter thread to look at. It was a reaction…

  • Cover reveal for Sing, Goddess!

    I’ve got a story in a new anthology coming out this summer, centered around Greek Myth retellings. The book is called Sing, Goddess! (the first line of The Iliad) and is edited by Jane Watson. Today we are revealing the cover, which was designed by Najla Qamber Designs. Check it out below and learn more about the anthology and about my story! Aphrodite. Zeus. Medusa. Hercules. You’ve heard their names.…

  • #BOWS2021: Fandom inspiration for The Iamos Trilogy

    Welcome to the first-ever Book Owl Word Search, also known as BOWS! The Book Owl Word Search is a fun interactive game that lets you learn about new books and authors and enter to win a great prize. How does it work? Search through this blog post for my special Secret Word, then continue the hunt through my teammates’ posts until you’ve collected all 12 secret words. Enter them all…

  • Cover reveal: Alien Princess Sorority Girl

    If you participated in last week’s YA Scavenger Hunt, you’ll have seen this there first. But if not, I wanted to make sure everybody saw this! You may have noticed a few new pages on the site last week… for example, Cheerleaders from Planet X is now on a series page instead of a stand-alone page. Because that’s right: the sequel is finally happening! Check out the cover and blurb…

  • YA Scavenger Hunt, Featuring Kate McLaughlin

    Note: The YA Scavenger Hunt is now over! Thanks to everyone who played and congrats to the winners! I’ll be leaving this post up for posterity, but note that the game is over as of October 4. Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt for Fall 2020! I’m so excited to be participating again, and to be a part of Team Red! For those of you who might not be familiar…

  • Fall news!

    I’ve got some exciting stuff going on this week, so I wanted to give you all a heads up. First: Overmorrow Releases This Thursday You may have seen this on social media, but if not: I am in a new anthology that is releasing this Thursday, October 1! As mentioned previously, this is the hopepunk sci-fi anthology edited by my friends Jon Garett and Richard Walsh. My short story, “Being…

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