“I WANT TO CREATE A LIFE SO WONDERFUL THAT WHEN I’M LIVING IT, I HAVE TO PINCH MYSELF TO MAKE SURE IT’S REAL.”

-LYRA PARISH

Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and make YouTube videos in her spare time. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She’s a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn’t busy writing under the USA TODAY Bestselling pen name Kennedy Fox with her partner in crime Brooke Cumberland, she can be found sipping various beverages from her drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or volunteering for non-profit organizations. Lyra lives in Texas with her astronomy-loving, pilot hubby and black cat named Nibbler.

She’s been writing religiously since 2011 and decided in 2013 to start writing romance. Since January of 2014, she’s published over twenty novels. You can find her work on Amazon. 

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When I first started writing, I wanted to release young adult fantasy novels. Now, it’s more of a passion project than anything. In the summer of 2013, a friend suggested I write romance considering all of my WIP’s (works in progress) had a strong romantic element. So, taking her advice, I plotted and drafted my first romance novel titled Weak for Him in June of 2013. Six months later, I released it on Amazon. From that moment on, I’ve never looked back. Under Lyra Parish, I’ve released a total of eight books from 2014-2016.

In the summer of 2016, Kennedy Fox was created and I’ve been publishing with my writing partner ever since. As of now, we’ve written and released thirteen books together with many more scheduled for 2019. I absolutely love co-writing. It’s been some of the most fun times I’ve had and it’s always amazing to have someone who’s just invested as the story as yourself. If you’ve ever wanted to co-write, I say go for it, after you find someone who you’re compatible with. 

This year (2019), I am working on updating my previously published works. I will be taking everyone along on the journey with me on my Youtube channel where I chat about Self-Publishing. You can find more information at thecourtneyproject.com 

Eventually I will release under Lyra Parish again. As of now, I’m unsure in what capacity or when that will take place, but there are several passion projects I want to write and complete. If you’d like to be “in the know”, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter. All announcements will be made there or on the blog!

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