The Strangest Woman

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50% of author profits will be donated to Food For The Poor.

Lydia R. Outland
Hello All...

     Lydia R. Outland graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Because of her struggle with significant dyslexia, it was not until high school that the endless universe of books was truly opened up to her. She was finally able to recognize the sheer magic of books and it is her dream to open that world to another person, even just one other.

     Lydia is active in animal disaster rescue and lives in Amador County, California with her family and numerous animals (including Barney, the fluffy boy in the picture).

     She is also the proud little sister to two amazing older brothers who inspire her daily, a daughter to a father who pushes her to fight for what she wants, and daughter to a mother who is not only the anchor of her life, but one of her best friends.

      Welcome to Lydia's imagination. She hopes you enjoy your stay.


It begins in flickering shadow beneath a canopy of trees, when the life of a king is saved. A chance encounter with a mysterious defender not only spares his life but sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter a kingdom. Forever alter a world. All beginning with her

Kyana Castway is the strangest of women with a stranger past and savage streak. Consumed by loss and grief, Kyana has hidden for years from a world she hates. A world of bloodshed, wars, and conflicting histories. A world where dragons brought magic and because of this, were slaughtered. Where practicing devotion to those long-dead beasts (known across the realms as being a Faithful) is punishable by banishment or even death. A world that inevitably found her. 

Kyana keeps many secrets from those who now owe her their lives, but could an unexpected affection force her secrets into the light?

50% of author profits for Lydia's first book, The Strangest Woman, will be donated to Food For The Poor

My Books

Thank you to:


My wonderful family who support me like crazy.             

BlackRoseWriting - for taking a chance on a Dyslexic girl with the dream of writing.                     -

  • Reagan Rothe - for offering me my first contract.

  • Christopher Miller - for his assistance with all of my media questions.

  • David King - for perfecting my book cover.

  • And all the rest of the BlackRoseWriting family

BetiBup33 Design Studio - for designing my amazing cover art.   

R e v i e w s

"With a hint of romance, a gripping storyline, and edge-of-the-seat action, The Strangest Woman by Lydia R. Outland has all the right ingredients to be a bestseller."

-  Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite

“The Strangest Woman is a beautiful and timeless fantasy novel authored by Lydia R. Outland. Featuring outstanding characters and a thoroughly fleshed out world, Outland tells a melancholy tale filled with folklore, fear, hope, secrets, and best of all, dragons.”

- Indies Today

“The Strangest Woman presents a great adventure story for avid fans of epic fantasy and a great start to what is sure to be a spellbinding series.”

- Literary Titan