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The Selfish Dead

Contemporary Fantasy Novel

Coming Soon!



“You must prove which of you deserves to live.”


Adelena lived a selfish life and now she’s dead. But before she passes on to whatever’s next, she is given a second chance. If in two months she can prove that she is a decent person, she gets to stay alive, but if she fails, she’s dead for good.


Having to think about others is hard enough, but now she can also sense when people are close to death. So when she meets the doomed Saunders, Adelena is determined to help her.


But will she have time to save Saunders before her own life runs out?

meet the author

LJ Conrad is an author of SFF, historical and queer fiction and their first book, The Selfish Dead, will be coming out in 2023.


As all of the As (autistic, aromantic, asexual and agender), their writing may not appeal to the mainstream but they hope to find their people as an indie author!


Currently living in the south of England with their platonic partner and some rescue rats, they enjoy a vegan lifestyle. Their pronouns are they/them and their title is Mx.


They have a First Class BA in Creative and Professional Writing and they won the Michael Parnell Prize for best piece of creative writing from the University of Glamorgan (now USW).


They also do some freelance work as a copy editor.


To keep up to date, please check out their social media.

Upcoming Projects

Here are LJ Conrad's current WIP that will hopefully be released in the next couple of years:

  • The Shovel series (comic elfpunk detective stories)

  • The Death of Delilah Brown (post-apocalyptic science fantasy trilogy)

  • The Black Hats (fantasy trilogy)

  • How To Tell If You're Dating A Superhero (superhero romance duology)

  • Rigor Morris (low fantasy novel)

  • The Road To Confidence (crime trilogy set in the 1940s)

  • Incorruptible Five (atomicpunk spy-fi set in the 1960s)

  • Donald Benton: Superdork (coming-of-age novel set in 2000)

  • Timing (romance set in the 1970s)

  • Uncle (speculative LGBTQ+ story set in the 2000s)


LJ Conrad is available to hire for basic copy-editing and proofreading.

They have a First Class BA in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Glamorgan (now USW) as well as seventeen years experience as a writer.

So far they have copy-edited the following books by D. Heyman:

If you would like to discuss a project, please send them a message.

Keep Up To Date

This is where the mailing list will go when set up.

In the meantime, check out the socials!

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