Lisa Betz

About me

I am a freelance writer, blogger and playwright with a particular interest in ancient Rome. I recently finished the draft of a historical suspense novel set in first-century Antioch, and I’m now in the early stages of developing a mystery set in mid-first century Ephesus.
When not writing, I am reading historical fiction, directing a drama or taking a hike in the woods.

From my website

Are You Listening?

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. – Mark Twain Are you paying attention to what your cat is saying? Cats may not use human speech, but they are excellent…

Where do you hide your secret documents?

Sure you’ve seen it in movies, but do desks with secret compartments really exist? You bet! Check out this video below. ( If you receive this via email, you may have to visit my site in order to watch.) Admit it, you want one too. Happy Friday!  

What Exactly Do You Do All Day? — or — My Writing Process

Writing a novel is a time-consuming, emotionally draining and often lonely job. As a wanna-be-published writer, some days I wonder if I am crazy for trying to write a novel, especially given the daunting task of snagging a publishing contract and then marketing the darn thing if and when it…

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