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

Are You a Lifelong Learner?

When was the last time you learned something new? Yesterday? Last week? Three months ago? If you can’t remember, you aren’t living up to your potential as a lifelong learner. A lifelong learner is someone who is intentional about learning. Every day is an opportunity to learn something, somewhere. A…

The Benefits of Generosity

Last week I posted 31 activities to help you enjoy simple pleasures. Today’s activity is to give something away. Why do I consider giving something away a simple pleasure? Because the act of being generous has all sorts of short and long-term benefits, both to the giver and to society…

31 Days of Simple Pleasures

It seems, no matter how hard I try to keep my summer calm and intentional, by the time August rolls around I am hot, cranky and merely trying to keep up. This year I am not going to let August get me down, so I’ve come up with a list…

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