Member News: Micayla Lally’s Debut Novel, Work Of Art, Released

Micayla Lally, Salem local and member of Willamette Writers, is thrilled that her debut novel, A Work Of Art, is being released May 2, available at local bookstores as well as online retailers. The novel is being published by She Writes Press.

An unexpected pregnancy throws Julene off her guard, but not more so than an abrupt break up with her long-time beau, Samson – who wastes no time getting back into the local dating scene. Desperate for space, Julene embarks on an extended visit to her parent’s home overseas. There, she settles into a new life, rediscovering her love of art in the process. But when a coincidental meeting leads to an emotional reunion with Samson, it appears that they will get their second chance at love… Until a specter from Samson’s past surfaces, leaving Julene to wonder:  Can she trust him again?

The novel has garnered warm reviews, as have articles she has had placed in online magazines Your Tango and Pop Sugar regarding her own romantic experiences.

Micayla started the novel more than fifteen years ago and finished the job during NaNoWriMo 2015. She hasn’t looked back since and is awaiting word from an agent she bought pitch time with during the Willamette Writer’s Conference last year, on another novel since completed. Publicity and networking for A Work Of Art – even before the release day – has been an eye-opening experience, on which she counts on building to progress her writing career. A Book Launch and Painting Party is being held at Young At Art on release day, May 2.

Having recently returned to the workforce since the youngest of their three children has started school, time to write has certainly been harder to come by. In a hypothetical, parallel world, Micayla would go back into retirement and hermit-style seclusion to continue working on her novels.

Visit Micayla’s website at and connect with her on Facebook @MicaylaLallyAuthor.