Lisa’s Blog

This is my blog, a collection of posts about me, my work and my readers.

Excited to announce two new projects!

I’ve been currently working on a new audiobook! I’m thrilled to announce that my second novel will soon be released in audiobook version. The Eighth Summer is a lovely story about 8 of the best of friends. Can’t wait to share this with you once it’s completed.

My second project to announce is that I will be releasing my second home decor book but this one is about my favorite subject in decor, Christmas. I can’t tell you how fun it has been to create it and share my most favorite ideas and things to do when preparing for my favorite time of the year.

So keep checking my website or Facebook page to find out news about release dates.

Thank you for you support and following.

xoxo

Lisa

My Audio book has arrived!

I’m so proud of my audio book. This is my very first novel but now you can hear the story, listen to the characters and fall in love with Peter and Maddy all over again like it was the first time.

New Book: “Pieces of Home”

I had been working on a new novel when Covid hit! I couldn’t concentrate. I couldn’t focus and immerse myself in fiction. I felt too hyper and preoccupied to work on my story but I needed to do something constructive. I needed to work on a project that would take my mind off of the pandemic and combine my creativity with something refreshing and fun.

I decided to write a book about my house and the people that inspired my decisions in the decor. I recently finished it and I couldn’t be happier. I worked with a wonderful layout editor named Mark Karis. Above is the cover to my next book, called “Pieces of Home, A Story And Inspiration In Every Nook. ”

It’s not another design book telling you what to do and not to do. Nor is it a book showing rooms and gardens that are way beyond what you could ever attempt to replicate. It is just my journey trying to find my style.

I am not going to self publish. I am searching for an agent so I may be properly represented.

I will keep you all posted. In the meantime, stay well and God bless.

xoxo

Lisa

New Novel: “Holding on to Hope”

Finally after some time I am ready to introduce to you my newest novel.

I am beyond thrilled to have this out in two weeks. I believe that my readers will once again fall in love with another set of characters. This story, although entirely different from the first two, takes you through an emotional journey. It definitely took me on one.

I am always amazed at how each one of my stories unfold. My initial objective is somewhat defined as I write and although I’m focused on my storyline, other layers always surface and make themselves known. I honestly believe that I never know how a book will turn out until I’m done. I am discovering new things about my characters as I am writing and it’s almost as if they are writing themselves. At least that’s how I have always felt.

This story began about a couple in crisis. (Don’t worry, no spoiler alert needed). But as the crisis was happening another layer of a storyline grew and I had a subplot. For those of you that are not writers, you are probably thinking “boy she’s nuts!” Maybe so, but aren’t all writers, and artists nuts?

In this book you will meet Nicholas and Hope Garrett who live in Bucks County, Pa most of the year and summer in Cape May, NJ. Now it’s not a secret that that’s where I live and what I do. Truth be told, most of what writers write, parallel their own lives. I love where I live and feel so blessed to call both places home so why wouldn’t I write about them. Elin Hilderbrand writes about Nantucket, Nicholas sparks writes about North Carolina. It’s all relative.

Both Nick and Hope are very strong characters that are relatable and identifiable as well. At least I hope they are. I hope they are to you.

Well, I am excited to hear from you and find out how much you love the new characters and the story. Always love to hear from you and if you see me on the beach please say hi.

Happy Summer everyone!

xoxo

Lisa

The Shoebox Revisited


A New Cover

Hi everyone. I’ve been away for awhile working on my third book, Holding On to Hope which will be out in June. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about it and how I can’t wait until it’s available so that you can meet my latest characters.

With a new publisher, I decided to do a new reprint of my first novel The Shoebox because it was basically out of print. I had to create a new cover for the new publisher and I am very pleased. Let’s just say this is Peter Michael’s in his forties which is most of the story. For those of you who have never read it, well you’re in for a treat. My readers have all fallen in love with the story and the characters and I am so pleased at how the book has done.

I will tell you that an incredible director and producer is interested in The Shoebox. Only time will tell what becomes of it all but for now I am flattered and humbled at the support and love that this book has received. That is primarily the reason why I chose to do a reprint so that it can continue to be readily available for my readers.

I ask that when you do order it, make sure the cover has young Peter on it and not older man Peter. You want to have the newest version available.

Thank you again to all of you and I will be posting about the new book with the dates of it’s release only a few weeks away.

Until the next one . . . More to come. . .

xoxo

Lisa

Working With My Editor. . .

Hi Everyone, Hope all are well on this wonderful Valentine’s and Ash Wednesday. Just wanted to keep you in the loop.  I just started working with my dear and most amazing editor and friend Victoria Mixon.  http://www.victoriamixon.com.

That can only mean one thing. . . My third book is coming soon.  Woohooo!  So excited to be working with her again.  So for you writers out there that follow me and might need to find a wonderful editor please visit Victoria’s website.

Also these books are a wonderful source of reference.

    

Stay tuned my dear followers for my third book coming this Spring.  Holding on to Hope.

New Years Update

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope and pray you all have been well and have enjoyed the Holidays with family and friends.  I had shoulder surgery on Dec 5th, been a bit slow but finally getting back on track with my writing.  Took a break from the third book right before Thanksgiving.  I was consumed as I usually am with Christmas decorating, hosting parties and being with family and friends.  I can happily say I am ready to write again.

So just a little background info on the third book.  The title is Holding on to Hope.  I am in the final stages and will be working with my editor in a few weeks to get it done and ready for publication.

I know my fans will not be disappointed.  Once again my characters amaze me.  Each book I write I become enamored with my characters and story line.  My fans have always written to tell me that they have fallen in love as well.  This book will do the same I believe.

So stay tuned for my next book and getting ready to fall in love with Nicolas and Hope Garrett.

Hi everyone,

It’s been awhile since I’ve connected.  It’s now Fall and I’m working on my third novel.  Above is a possible cover idea.  I’m so excited and wanted to share it.  This is also a psychological trick so that I can get off my a . . . . hmmm you get it and get this book ready to be published.  I’m setting a goal for myself to have it ready by this Thanksgiving.  So that only gives me a few weeks.  After that it will be in my publishers hands.  So if all goes well it could be out by Christmas.  That’s my hope.  (no pun intended!)

So once I’m done I will post a quick synopsis to entice you.  I promise you will be.   Thanks for all your support and following.  Enjoy this Harvest time with your family and friends.  God bless and stay tuned.

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