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

Bittersweet Moments

Photo Credit: Muffet via Compfight cc There are moments in life that we look forward to and others that we dread. And then there are the moments when somehow we feel both excited and miserable at the same time—the bittersweet moments. In the past few weeks there have been many…

The Storm Before the Calm

Photo Credit: lanier67 via Compfight cc Into the storm By late August I usually feel like the photo above. Can you relate? Why do I wait until the end of August and then suddenly try to cram in all the things I still need to do before summer vacation is over? I’ve had…

Why Not? — Have the Courage to Try Something New

Why would you cross the road? What would you do if you could do anything? Would you hike the Appalachian Trail? Go fishing? Spend all day with your grandkids? Enroll in that painting course you’ve always thought about? What would you do? Push past the trivial answers and really think…

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