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

I Want to Live a Satisfying Life

Who remembers how satisfying life was when you were flying high on a good swing? Life was much simpler back then. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a life filled with joy and purpose. We can, it just takes a little more effort than climbing on a swing and…

Life Toxins. What I Learned About Life While Avoiding Gluten

More and more of my friends are avoiding gluten, or some other category of food that does toxic things to their bodies. The more I listened to their stories, the more I began to wonder if this was more than just the latest fad. Could eliminating specific foods make me…

How to Fail Well

Are those who fail failures? What if it’s actually those who never fail who are failing at life? Somewhere in our past most of us learned to fear failure. Think back to those painful memories from childhood where failure at some aspect of classroom or playground brought ridicule and shame.…

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