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

10 Ways to Increase Contentment In Your Life

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. Brie Larson Our society is rife with discontentment. Advertisements bombard us from all sides, tempting us to want more, newer, bigger and better. It shifts our focus from appreciating the good things we already have to…

Working Hard to Relax

What image comes to mind when you think of the word Relax? Napping in a hammock? Soaking in a hot tub? Floating in a pool with an umbrella drink in one hand? Those sorts of activities can bring us moments of relaxation, but there’s only so much lolling around most of…

Taking a Break

Back in June I wrote a brief Summer Manifesto—five goals for making the most of summer. I would say I have achieved moderate success in applying them to my summer so far. But summer isn’t over yet. My husband and I are about to embark on a two-week vacation to…

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