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

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Photo Credit: katwhidden via Compfight cc Not all of us are chronic procrastinators, but we all procrastinate sometimes. But have you ever thought about why you procrastinate? Can you immediately identify certain kinds of tasks you are very likely to put off?  How about tasks you almost never put off?…

Blizzard of 2016–Cozy or Crazy?

Was the blizzard a gift or a trial? Last weekend’s blizzard did not take anyone by surprise. Even those who never listen to the weather could not have missed the plethora of blizzard memes warning people to be prepared by stocking up on everything from wine to books. Like everyone…

Celebrating Smallness

Does your life feel as small and ordinary as a dandelion? Do you like feeling small? Most people in our society would say no. Because it means the kinds of situations that make us feel misunderstood, unappreciated, stupid, ignored, or humiliated. Small means we’re not good enough, not important enough,…

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