Lisa Verge Higgins is the RITA-nominated author of fourteen novels that have been published worldwide and translated into fifteen languages—quite a switch for this former PhD candidate in chemistry. Currently this opera loving, novice archer and mother of three is finding inspiration in women’s lives and women’s friendships. THE PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF FRIENDSHIP, her first foray into mainstream women’s fiction, won the 2011 Golden Leaf Award for Best Single Title and was anointed a top-twenty book-of-the-year by Barnes & Noble’s General Fiction Book Club. Her next book, ONE GOOD FRIEND DESERVES ANOTHER, will hit the shelves in June 2012. Lisa reviews all kinds of fiction–but especially historical fiction–for the New York Journal of Books.