It wasn’t until I hurried into the card shop to buy a birthday card for my brother that I realized I was going to be solo for Valentine’s Day this year. Mr. Fab had made travel plans and when he’d asked if we had any conflicts on the calendar for those days, I’d said no. The thing is, we really … [Read More]
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Kat Richardson isn’t running away from grief; she’s just hiding out in a gloomy Welsh university town until she’s sure it’s gone. Now, two years, nine months, and 27 days after the death of her first love, Gabe, she thinks she’s ready to venture out into the relationship world again. And Owen—a cake baking, Super Ball making chemistry student—appears to be a kind, funny, and very attractive option.
But the arrival of Kat’s newly adopted niece, Mai, forces her home to northern England, where she runs headfirst into all the memories of Gabe she’s tried to leave behind—and discovers that Mai stirs up an unnerving feeling of déjà vu. Before long, Kat’s logical, scientific beliefs about life after death are in battle with what she feels to be true—that reincarnation is real and Gabe has come back to her through Mai. The question now, is why?
I’m Lisa Manterfield and I love to tell stories.
I’m a curious cat, fascinated by human behavior and what makes people tick. I love fish-out-of-water stories of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, especially if those situations delve into the unexplained.
Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the writing life on my blog (and yes, I wear slippers to work every day).
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"Curiosity didn’t kill the cat; it gave her material for stories." - Lisa
Stay curious, my friends,
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Early in the writing of A Strange Companion, I realized that Gabe would die in a climbing accident. I had a vision of Kat and Gabe climbing together, of Kat scrambling ahead of him, showing off, and of Gabe falling. The details of that particular scene have changed over the various rewrites, but I … [Read More]
My dad passed away more than 30 years ago and there was a time I thought I would never get over losing him. It seemed as if everything I did and everything that happened to me was filtered through that loss. I felt, at 15, that people looked at me differently and that it was obvious to everyone that … [Read More]