About Lily


I might have been a painter, except when my youngest son was about one, he put a golf club through the canvas I’d been working on for months. Trust me, he did the world a favour.

After that, I thought ‘stuff this painting caper’ and I wrote my first book, His Brand of Beautiful instead. I’ve now written five full length rural romance stories and a novella all published by Harlequin (HarperCollins).

I also self-publish a series of two novellas set in my hometown of Cowaramup in Western Australia. This is the Butterfly House series, Who Killed The Bride? and Who Killed The Movie Star? They’re feel-good, romantic comedy/cozy mystery reads I describe as “a bit like Bridget Jones meets the Cowaramup Cows.”

The Chalk Hill Series is my current rural romance project and Book 2, The Cafe By The Bridge is my next Australian release (December 2018). Chalk Hill is a fictional town set in the Great Southern Wine Region of Western Australia.  You’d love it there. It has wildflowers, bush walks, crops, sheep, mountains, whales not far away, and some of the tallest trees you’ll ever see. Plus it has the Honeychurch boys… three gorgeous brothers, Jake, Abel and Brix. Each brother finds his happy ever after in these loosely-linked books.

You can find out more about my books by visiting the ‘My Books’ menu.

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I am very proud to be represented by Haylee Nash of The Nash Agency.


  1. The Cafe by the Bridge_FCPrint release, THE CAFE BY THE BRIDGE: Chalk Hill Series Book 2, out December 2018
  2. Number 1 on Amazon AU for the first time with THE VINEYARD IN THE HILLS
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  3. Self published, WHO KILLED THE MOVIE STAR? Book 2 in the Butterfly House movie 7 copyseries, July 2018.
  4. Print release, WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE: Chalk Hill Book 1, out March 2018
  5. Contract from Harlequin MIRA (HarperCollins) for 3 book series, The Chalk Hill Series, May 2017.
  6. I sign with The Nash Agency, April 2017.
  7. Self published, WHO KILLED THE BRIDE? Book 1 in the Butterfly House series, November 2016butterfly-magnet
  8. Print release, THE VINEYARD IN THE HILLS, August 22, 2016
  9. ARRA Finalist 2015, Best Contemporary Romance, for THE VINEYARD IN THE HILLS (formerly, So Far Into You)
  10. Print anthology, Harlequin MIRA: MORE TIME FOR THE BEACH Summer 2015-161934049_564673690350799_7295425209346736327_n
  11. Long-listed 2016, Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Novelist
  12. Long-listed 2014 and 2015, Margaret River Short Story Competition
  13. Anthology, COMING TOGETHER: STRANGE SHIFTERS, Tar Pit Triage Published October 2015
  14. Romance panelist April 2015, STORIES ON STAGE, Koorliny Arts Centre
  15. Finalist: Perth’s Shortest Story Competition 2015
  16. Finalist: First Kiss competition, Romance Writers Of Australia, 2011

When I’m not writing, I love gardening, walking, wine, and walking in gardens (sometimes with wine). Life is good! I live in the Margaret River region of Western Australia with my husband, and two handsome sons who take after their Dad.

I’m a member of Australian Rural Romance

I love to hear from readers and authors. You can find me on Goodreads, and on Facebook, and on Twitter: @lily_lilymalone

To contact me, email lilymalone@mail.com


Thanks heaps for visiting here at my blog!


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