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Lyn and her books

Lyn's Beagles Harris and Lucy

Lyn's beagles, Harris and Lucy

Lyn Lysaught is married with 3 adult children and lives on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.


She is a reading/language specialist, having taught ESL (English as a Second Language) in Primary schools for many years. Lyn’s career has included teaching in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She is passionate about introducing all children to the joys of books and reading.


Lyn’s interests, other than writing, include yoga, reading, going to the beach, and travelling to as many overseas destinations as possible.

Lyn’s first children’s picture book ‘Just Like Maisie’ features Maisie, a clever little beagle with a mind of her own. Maisie joins her unsuspecting owners Mr and Mrs Harris on an exciting holiday to London, Paris and Rome. During the trip, Maisie needs to disguise herself in all kinds of imaginative ways to avoid detection. Can Maisie avoid being recognised and sent back home?

Talented illustrator Daniela Frongia has filled this book with bright, colourful illustrations and humorous situations that perfectly convey Maisie’s cheeky personality.

Maisie’s fun adventures continue in Lyn’s second book, ‘Play It Again Maisie’.

Maisie travels the world as a famous concert pianist, performing at the Sydney Opera House, the Vienna State Opera and Carnegie Hall. Can Maisie really play the piano or is she tricking her owners Mr and Mrs Harris once again? Will the concert audience discover her secret or will she continue to outsmart them?


Illustrator Daniela Frongia once again has created bold, expressive illustrations filled with colour and humour.   

Lyn's third book in the series is, 'Maisie's Moon Mission'.

Maisie dreams of travelling to the moon. Much to the surprise of Mr and Mrs Harris, Maisie becomes an astronaut. However, the exciting but dangerous moon mission doesn't go as planned after Maisie meets some scary moon monsters. Will Maisie's moon mission be a success or a failure? 


Kids will love looking for the tiny, purple moon monster hidden on every page.

In the fourth book, 'Maisie and the Mermaids' she dives into an underwater world of princess mermaids, a stolen treasure chest and Octo, a terrifying giant octopus. Once again, she gets herself into an impossibly dangerous situation. She must summon all her courage to help the princess mermaids and escape the clutches of Octo and his Cave of Darkness. 


The latest book in the series, 'Maisie on Safari' sees excited to get a job as a tour guide on an African safari. What begins as exciting adventure quickly turns to disaster. Can Maisie find her way out of the frightening jungle? Will she be able to get her terrified passengers back to the safety of the safari park? 

Books in the Maisie series are suitable for 3 to 6 year olds.

Lyn has also published a mystery/detective junior novel. 'The Case of the Phantom Thief’ is the first book in the ‘Inspector Maisie, Super Sleuth’ series.

This light-hearted, imaginative story features Inspector Maisie, a famous beagle detective, and Harris, her well-meaning but unhelpful assistant. Together they attempt to solve a series of baffling robberies at 8 Tulip Lane.

Who is the thief? What is the motive? Are any of the 6 suspects guilty? So many questions… so few answers…

Can Inspector Maisie and Harris solve this mystery, while being constantly hindered by the incompetent Dogsville Police Department?

'The Case of the Golden Sphinx' is the second book in the series.

The fun continues as Inspector Maisie and Harris travel to Egypt while attempting to solve the mystery surrounding a terrifying black shadow creature and a missing golden sphinx with supernatural powers. What is the connection?

The third book in the series, 'The Case Of The Alien Invaders' has just been released. 

Can Inspector Maisie, along with Harris and Lucy, her trusted assistants, outsmart the space aliens who have come with the evil intention of invading Dogsville?

Daniela Frongia, the illustrator, has created a cast of amusing characters to entertain the reader. Her humorous illustrations are scattered liberally throughout the text to assist with comprehension.


All books are suitable for 7 to 8 year olds.


The Maisie Picture books and the  Inspector Maisie books are all available from and

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