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

If you were that fly on the wall …

Imagine you were a fly on the wall of the stable the night Jesus was born. What did you see? Who was there (besides the obvious)? How did they respond? How did the events play out? Sometimes it’s fun to think of a familiar story from a new angle. That’s what I’m…

The Beautiful Sound of Silence

Hello silence, my old friend I’ve come to soak you in again The noise of modern life always keeping Creative thoughts and ideas sleeping All the visions, that are swirling in my brain Will be in vain Without the sound of silence. with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel We live…

Anyone Searching for Treasure?

Buried Treasure What picture do those words evoke in your mind? A pirate chest filled with gold? A secret map? Indiana Jones? Captain Jack Sparrow? The curse of King Tut’s tomb? Hidden treasure is the stuff of great stories, from classics like Treasure Island or The Count of Monte Cristo,…

 
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