I ripped out a big chunk of happy, and replaced it with mean, bad, terrible, monstrous, scary… The happy is now all the way at the end of the book, where it belongs, not right smack dab in the middle where things are supposed to be going from bad to worse. So now things are good —… Continue reading Yup. That worked like gangbusters: 1376 words, 58,903 total
Why I shut down my Patreon fundraiser
I’d intended to send a Questions & Answers email to my How to Write a Novel launch list, but that’s going to have to wait.Instead, I did THIS. Closed my “Move out of Florida while writing fiction” fundraiser. Here’s why — it’s this clause in the Patreon Legal Agreement https://www.patreon.com/legal By posting content to Patreon you grant us a… Continue reading Why I shut down my Patreon fundraiser
The New Paranormal Suspense Covers
I finished the following covers for my upcoming novels today: Midnight Rain I See You Last Girl Dancing Night Echoes Because of a bit of a financial bump, I’m pushing hard to get all the backlist up in the next couple of months. To my amazement (because I thought exactly the opposite), I think the… Continue reading The New Paranormal Suspense Covers
A Book Giveaway (sort of)
Lots of my novels for free if you’ll pay the postage.
I See You Give-Away, and Update
Jean is giving away a copy of I SEE YOU. I’m struggling with deadlines, a book that isn’t coming together the way I’d like, and my older son’s dying cat. Last few days have been rough.
First Chapter of I SEE YOU Is Up
Put the first chapter of I SEE YOU on the site, will get the second one up in the next week or so, and then the third a week or two after that. I hope you enjoy.
I SEE YOU: Romantic Times Top Pick
Just got the news from Michelle Rowen that I See You got 4 1/2 stars and a Top Pick from Romantic Times. Here’s a quote from the review: “Talk about putting readers on the edge of their seats! Lisle’s new thriller is a gut-wrenching combination of terror and romance, with a touch of the paranormal.… Continue reading I SEE YOU: Romantic Times Top Pick
And A Sale
Time to drag out the endless saga of the Onyx Proposal, but this time for happy news. Claire just bought Shadow Music, one of the books I worked up in the series of about a dozen that I did for the Onyx Proposal. Shadow Music sold to a different Penguin line (Eclipse), with a release… Continue reading And A Sale
So. About the Writing.
So. Penguin. The EMT Proposal is toast. We’re discussing me going in an entirely different direction. I’m not posting details until we’ve sealed the deal, because there are some things about it that I might not be completely free to discuss. It isn’t what I’d planned on, but it does offer some interesting possibilities.
Heard from Robin yesterday that she liked the proposal, and had sent it straight on to Claire. This never happens, so I’m hoping the fact that it did this time is a sign (no, make that SIGN) of good things to come. I’m still doing the HTCB manuscript slog. I’m reacquainting myself with the world… Continue reading Onward, Brightly