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

6 Simple Ways to Make a Difference

Even a single drop makes ripples. Sometimes it feels like I am just a tiny drop in a vast ocean. What can I possibly do that will make any difference in this huge messed-up world? So much in our ordinary, daily lives seems insignificant. In the grand scheme of things,…

Celebrating the Little Milestones

Photo Credit: yyyolo23 via Compfight cc Last Friday I had lunch with my son. (The one who lives at the other end of the state.) I could have focused our celebration on the fact that he’d just had a birthday. Birthday’s are sufficient reasons to celebrate. But minutes before we…

Don’t Settle for Junk Food Rest

Photo Credit: severalsnakes via Compfight cc Do you feel guilty watching TV unless you are doing some other activity as well? (Come on, admit it.) What kind of insanity has our society bought into, that we feel we must multitask even when we’re resting? Or maybe what we call rest…

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