Pseudonym: C J Lyons.
CJ Lyons has lived most of her life on the edge.
Trained in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, she has assisted police and prosecutors with cases involving child abuse, rape, homicide and Munchausen by Proxy. She has worked in numerous trauma centers, on the Navajo reservation, as a crisis counselor, victim advocate, as well as a flight physician for Life Flight and Stat Medevac.
These skills have proved useful
during CJ's adventures both in
the US and abroad. She participated
in an archeological expedition in the
Outback of Australia sponsored by
the Kuku Djugan tribe and was one
of few people allowed access to
explore the Hell's Gate Wilderness Preserve in Kenya on foot during an environmental impact survey of the Lake Navisha region.
She has also traveled extensively in the US, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Caribbean. She holds an orange belt in Kempo and enjoys hiking, white water rafting, and outdoor photography when she is not writing or practicing medicine.
CJ has been a story-teller all her life, always creating stories about people discovering the courage to make a difference. This drove her into writing thrillers with strong relationships and led her to coin the term: Thrillers with Heart.
A member of Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and Kiss of Death, CJ's work has appeared in CrimeSpree Magazine, Romantic Times Book Review, WebMystery Magazine and SpineTingler. She has presented workshops to the MWA, RWA, Romantic Times and ITW among others and was the conference chairperson for the highly successful inaugural ThrillerFest.
A finalist for RWA' prestigious Golden Heart and winner of the Golden Gateway award, CJ has received numerous accolades for her writing. #1 New York Times Bestseller Sandra Brown called CJ's work "a perfect blend of romance and suspense".
Watch for her debut medical suspense novel coming from Berkley in 2008!
Books:Fight Dirty, October 2014
Broken, November 2013
Broken, November 2013
Hollow Bones, September 2013
Dangerous Desires, July 2013
Black Sheep, March 2013
Blind Faith, August 2012
Urgent Care, November 2009
Warning Signs, February 2009
Lifelines, March 2008