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

Why YOU Need a ZARF

You, yes you, may have good use for a Zarf. Never heard of one? Perhaps not, but you’ve probably seenĀ one, in fact, you might have used one today. A zarf is an ornamental cup-holder of middle-eastern origin, but today the word is also applied to the cardboard sleeves used for…

Are You Happy?

Do you ever wish you could be happier? I recently came across the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. In the book, the author describes her year-long project to see if she to increase her happiness. Many of her ideas and suggestions resonated with me. One of them was…

X Marks the Spot

Who doesn’t love a treasure map? The mystery, the anticipation, the challenge. I bet you’ve drawn at least one treasure map, even if the treasure was only imaginary. But have you ever drawn a treasure map of your own bedroom? I have. You see, my little sister was fond of…

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