About Lily


DSCN5017Lily Malone might have been a painter, except her year-old son put a golf club through her canvas. So she wrote her first book, His Brand of Beautiful instead. Lily has now written three full length rural romance stories and a novella all published by Harlequin Escape. Her debut trade paperback, The Vineyard In The Hills was published by Harlequin MIRA in September 2016.

More recently, she completed her debut contemporary fiction novel, Ashes, inspired by the true story of a family member’s fight to recover from traumatic burns. On a lighter note, she is currently working on a rural romance three-book series, set in the fictional West Australian town of Chalk Hill. Book 1 in the Chalk Hill Series is Water Under The Bridge, and it will be out in March 2018.

Lily covers

Lily is represented by Haylee Nash of The Nash Agency.


  1. Contract from Harlequin MIRA for 3 book series, The Chalk Hill Series
  2. Haylee Nash signs Lily to The Nash Agency
  3. Print release, WHO KILLED THE BRIDE? BUTTERFLY HOUSE BOOK 1butterfly-magnet
  4. Print release, THE VINEYARD IN THE HILLS, August 22, 2016
  5. ARRA Finalist 2015, Best Contemporary Romance, for THE VINEYARD IN THE HILLS (formerly, So Far Into You)
  6. Print anthology, Harlequin MIRA: MORE TIME FOR THE BEACH Summer 2015-161934049_564673690350799_7295425209346736327_n
  7. Long-listed 2016, Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Novelist
  8. Long-listed 2014 and 2015, Margaret River Short Story Competition
  9. Anthology, COMING TOGETHER: STRANGE SHIFTERS, Tar Pit Triage Published October 2015
  10. Romance panelist April 2015, STORIES ON STAGE, Koorliny Arts Centre
  11. Finalist: Perth’s Shortest Story Competition 2015
  12. Finalist: First Kiss competition, Romance Writers Of Australia, 2011

When she isn’t writing, Lily likes gardening, walking, wine, and walking in gardens (sometimes with wine). She lives in the Margaret River region of Western Australia with her husband, and two handsome sons who take after their father.

LilyM_lowresLily is a member of Australian Rural Romance

She loves to hear from readers and authors. You can find her on Goodreads, and on Facebook, and on Twitter: @lily_lilymalone

To contact Lily, email



Lily is ‘The Beanie Queen’ – a member of the writing group
There is always something stealthy and sneaky going on at naughty ninjas.



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