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About Connie Lacy
Connie worked for many years as a radio reporter and news anchor, with a couple of brief forays into TV news along the way. Her experience as a journalist shows up in some of her novels. She also dabbled in acting in college and community theater. She uses those experiences in some of her books as well.
Her novels are fast-paced stories featuring young women facing serious challenges set against the backdrop of some thorny issues. She writes time travel, magical realism, historical fiction and climate fiction - all with a dollop of romance. Social justice is a theme of many of her books.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing.
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Rural Georgia,1840. Determined to keep her ancestral lands after her family is forced to march west on the Trail of Tears, a young Cherokee Indian woman finds herself trapped by a brutal white man on her own farmstead. When Kathryn Spears arrives from the twenty-first century, Forest Water hopes she's a good spirit sent to help her.
The Going Back Portal is the story of two young women caught in a dangerous confrontation between good and evil where one wrong move could reverberate across generations. Each one falls in love with a man from her own time, but there's no certainty they'll survive the savage who's taken possession of the land and their freedom.
A fast-paced time travel novel filled with compelling characters, including some memorable grandmothers who set events in motion.
"Ten stars! If you're a fan of time travel historicals like 'Outlander,' you'll love this one!" - Goodreads review
"Engrossing and heartwarming... Fresh and captivating." - The Prairies Book Review
'The Going Back Portal' is possibly one of the most intriguing novels I've read this year." - Readers' Favorite
Searching for meaning in her life, Hannah Myers is disoriented when she finds herself thrown back in time to 1918. Why is she here? And how can she possibly be falling in love with a buttoned-up newspaper reporter named David Wagner?
With its quaint trolleys and Model T’s, Atlanta of 1918 is a far cry from the Atlanta she knows in 2019. It’s a dangerous era, with a virulent flu epidemic killing millions while American doughboys are shipped off to fight in the waning days of the First World War. As if that’s not bad enough, the Ku Klux Klan is roaring back to life while a corrupt politician threatens anyone who crosses him, especially a certain reporter.
Realizing how great the threat is to the man she loves, Hannah is desperate to protect him. But is it possible to tamper with history? Could there be adverse repercussions?
Whisked back in time, Sarah Burns transforms herself into a suffragette. Of course, the 1850s isn’t the best decade to fight for women’s suffrage. But it’s safer than being an abolitionist. Or is it?
Living with a family that operates a station on the Underground Railroad, she’s dragged into the escalating battle against unscrupulous slave catchers. Sarah musters courage she never knew she possessed, putting her own safety on the line to protect those around her. Including an arrogant abolitionist who dispenses flirtatious smiles while looking down his nose at women’s equality.
A Suffragette in Time is set against the backdrop of one of the most fraught periods in American history – the decade leading up to the American Civil War. Danger, romance and one woman’s personal battle to make the world a better place.
When Jenna Stevens suddenly inherits the gift of VisionSight, she discovers seeing the future doesn't mean you can change someone's destiny. Even if that destiny is filled of heartache.
Her strange clairvoyance only happens when she looks into her loved ones' eyes. So she puts the brakes on a budding romance, gives her best friend the cold shoulder and distances herself from her family, throwing herself instead into her acting career, the arms of a young director she's not too sure of and a newly acquired taste for whiskey sours.
VisionSight is the story of a young woman's search for courage as she tries to help the people she loves. Can Jenna save anyone from The Fates? Can she ever give love a chance? A heartfelt novel of secrets and unexpected love.
Magical Realism & Contemporary Women's Fiction.
But a handsome quarterback thinks her new look is perfect. And he wants to do a lot more than just make out.
Set against a backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s, "A Daffodil for Angie" is a vivid coming-of-age story about a teenager grappling with what kind of person she wants to be. Should she trust the adults who sent her father to Vietnam? Should she try to do something about attacks on the first black student in her class? Should she let her sexy boyfriend score a touchdown?
The 1960s comes alive as Angie tries to make sense of the social upheaval around her, while struggling to keep a lid on her raging hormones.
Moments after her mother's funeral, 17-year-old Megan McConnell is filled with grief and regret when she receives a strange call on an antique telephone. She can't help feeling skeptical when the operator tells her she can call her mother in the past, even though her mother is dead. Is it a prank? Or can she actually speak with her mom? More to the point, is it possible she can save her mother from the bomb blast in Afghanistan that took her life?
Desperate to bring her mother back, Megan is also hoping for another chance at a genuine mother-daughter relationship with a woman who always chose her career as a foreign correspondent over motherhood.
The Time Telephone is an unusual time travel story about the search for love, family and friendship that can sometimes be complicated by idealistic expectations.
The year is 2117. Oceans have risen fifteen feet and it’s 120 degrees in Atlanta as Neave Alvarez graduates with a degree in Climatology. But it’s a field she’s forced into by a domineering father who drags her into his campaign to launch a solar shade ring into space. The goal is to block the sun’s rays and cool the oceans.
But Neave begins to have doubts during an expedition to sunken Charleston. That’s where she meets the first man who’s ever vibrated her molecules, only to discover he’s a clone – a clone who asks infuriating questions about what her scientist parents are really up to.
Her quest for the truth plunges her into a dangerous world of political intrigue and dark family secrets where it’s hard to tell who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy. She wrestles with the meaning of family, whether clones have a soul and whether one more scientist can really make a difference in the fight against rising seas.
Set against the backdrop of runaway global warming, The Shade Ring is a compelling tale of a young woman’s pursuit of justice. And there’s also her search for true love, even though she doubts it still exists anymore.
The Shade Ring is Science Fiction, Action & Adventure and Romantic Suspense, all rolled into one.
She’s shocked that her father, the disgraced former Climate Secretary, has been extradited to China and won’t face charges for two likely murders or fraud against his own country. And when it becomes obvious he’ll stop at nothing to prevent her from marrying “a subhuman clone,” she realizes she must fight back.
Set a hundred years in the future when sea levels have risen fifteen feet, "Albedo Effect" is about a gutsy young woman trying to navigate escalating political turmoil over a plan to shade the Earth from the sun. This, as she struggles to protect the only man who's ever accelerated her electrons from her cold-blooded father.
Speculative Fiction, Climate Fiction, Romantic Suspense and Action/Adventure.
Priority number two: prevent her father from causing a climate war.
It’s a high-risk to-do list for Neave Alvarez in “Aerosol Sky, Book 3 of The Shade Ring Trilogy.”
That’s because her father, the disgraced former US Climate Secretary, has the Chinese government on his side and plenty of henchmen to do his dirty work. He also apparently has the ear of the US President, who partners with the Chinese to launch world-wide cloud seeding to shade the Earth. It’s the spraying of those aerosols that’s about to lead to war.
Set against a backdrop of runaway global warming and a fifteen-foot rise in sea level, this fast-paced final installment in “The Shade Ring Trilogy” is the story of a young woman challenged at every turn by an overheated Mother Nature and a cold-hearted father determined she not marry a “subhuman clone.”
Speculative Fiction, Climate Fiction, Action/Adventure and Romantic Suspense, rolled into one.