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

Climb Out Of the Rut

How often do you get stuck in the same old rut? I enjoy crossword puzzles. Sometimes crossword clues are intentionally misleading. Sometimes they are perfectly straightforward but my brain gets stuck in a particular rut that keeps me from seeing the right answer. For example, a recent clue read, “signs…

Refuel, Fight Stress, Cope Better: Simple Ideas for Practical Self-Care

In an ideal world we would all have ample time to refuel our energy tanks. Sadly, the world is far from ideal, and scheduling a leisurely hour of personal R & R is all-but-impossible on most days. That doesn’t mean we must slog through our week without any chances to…

Fill Your Inner Energy Tank

Bad things happen when we forget to fill our tank. When I was a teenager, I used to ignore the gas gauge. I remember plenty of panicked moments when I suddenly realized the gas gauge was on Empty and I wasn’t sure I would make it to the gas station…

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