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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When Dreams Come True (After a Long, Long Wait)

Dreams don’t always turn out the way we imagined them A long-awaited visit to the Garden My grandfather had a dream that the land he farmed would be appreciated by future generations. In 1971 he sold the land to the county, to become part of Cabin Settler’s Park. But that…

Attack of the Killer Zucchini

We have a garden. A large garden. The kind of garden that can fill an entire refrigerator with one week’s output. And in that garden are twenty-four zucchini plants. [Why do we have so many zucchini plants? I have no idea. I'm not the one who planted them!] At this…

Who’s That? And Why Do I Care?

You are helping to clean out Great-Aunt Emmaline’s attic and you come across a shoebox filled with old photos. You leaf through them, chuckling at the shots of your aunts and uncles as children, (Uncle Ron always was a goofball, look at that face) and smiling in a vacant way…

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