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

A Quiet Remembrance

Smilest thou? I sent for thee upon a sad occasion. Olivia in Twelfth Night Life is not always full of laughter. Even the most cheerful among us face days of grief and loss. Losing a loved one is such a time. Yesterday I attended the memorial service for a friend’s father. A…

What IF…

 If is a tiny word, but it can have big implications. We can use if to make excuses: I would exercise more often if … We can use if to blame others: If only my brother hadn’t crushed my spirit by telling me how worthless I was… We can use…

Why You Need Photographic Evidence

When it comes to toddlers, you should never pass up a photo op. Toddlers can be charming, adorable or filled with innocent delight. They can also be cantankerous, mischievous, or plain old naughty. A wise parent remembers to get photos of their offspring during those less-adorable moments, too. Document those disasters…

 
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