I have a really fun event coming up in next month. Dine with Local Authorsinvites readers to have dinner, and chat, with five local authors. I’ll be participating in this event on Monday September 10that Gaia’s Garden in Santa Rosa, CA. I’ll be reading from and talking about The … [Read More]
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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.
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"Curiosity didn’t kill the cat; it gave her material for stories." - Lisa
Stay curious, my friends,
Recently on the blog…
One of the things that keeps me sane as I sit alone in my room, making up stories, is my writers' mastermind group. We’re a group of six writers who maintain an online forum where we get to bounce around ideas, share opinions, and tap into the expertise of other members. We don’t workshop our … [Read More]
The road to a finished book is littered with discarded characters. As subplots are cut and the main character’s story is streamlined, some characters no longer serve a purpose in the book and are bid farewell. In an earlier version of A Strange Companion, Kat had a second brother. He was the … [Read More]