When I’m writing, I like to “see” my story. I tape a big piece of brown paper to my office wall and cover it with post-it notes of story lines, scene ideas, and nuggets of information I don’t want to forget, along with pictures of settings in which the story takes place. Once I have a solid feel … [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).
And if you’re still curious, you’ll find (almost) everything you wanted to know about me at Meet Lisa.
"Curiosity didn’t kill the cat; it gave her material for stories." - Lisa
Stay curious, my friends,
Recently on the blog…
Things are suddenly getting very real around here. After months (okay, years) of writing and revising A Strange Companion, it’s suddenly a real book. I know it’s a real book because: It’s available for pre-order on the major bookseller sites. A printed proof arrived and I have held it in … [Read More]
When people ask me, “What are you working on?” they’ll often get a blank stare in return. It’s not that I don’t know what I’m writing about, but in the early stages of a project, so much can change. Plots evolve, characters take over, and themes emerge. What might have started off as “a book about … [Read More]