Lisa Betz

About me

I am a freelance writer, blogger and playwright. I am currently working on a novel set in first-century Antioch involving a Jewish man forced into slavery who must find a way to protect his sister from being married to a cruel man.
When not writing, I am reading historical fiction, directing a drama or taking a hike in the woods.

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Reaching the Finish Line, or Why Is It So Hard to Finish What You Start?

Do you every grow weary before you reach the finish line? Have you ever noticed it is easier to start projects than to finish them? We all have memories of the comic book we started drawing (the first six pages were brilliant), or the vegetable garden we started digging (who…

Surviving August

“Summer has set in with its usual severity.” ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge Or, if I may rephrase it, “August has set in with its usual frenzy.” I love summer. I look forward to it every year. But by August, summer and I have developed something of a love-hate relationship. August always…

Attack of the Killer Zucchini: Part 2

And more dangerous than ever! What happens when you have TOO MANY zucchini plants and you only check the garden once a week? A tubful of Giant Killer Zucchinis.  August weather + twenty-four zucchini plants = YIKES! What to do? I could bake zucchini bread, but this pile of zucchini  translates into…

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