Hello there! I’m Lisa, a British indie author who loves to write comic romances. As a life-long lover of reading, I know how much joy a good book can bring, and I believe romantic comedies can be well-written and thought-provoking, as well as fun. So in my own books, I try to offer great stories, vivid characters and a few smiles! Here on my site I share insights into my work, my approach to writing, my inspiration and favourite reads. Check out my blog for my latest updates and see The Art Trip page for a taste of my novel. Thank you for visiting!
I first began to write in my late twenties as an escape from the pressures of my work in marketing, but writing soon became a passion, then an obsession, and I wrote all sorts of things! It was a couple of years ago, in a feverish, flu-like state that I wrote the first paragraph of what would become The Art Trip, and so stumbled across my love of comic writing. When I’m not writing or reading, I enjoy art, history, food and the countryside, themes which often crop up in my work.
Having published The Art Trip in 2019, I’m now working on my second novel. Of course, it’s another romantic comedy which I hope will be warm, uplifting and funny! I won’t give too much away, but it’s set in contemporary London and draws loosely on some of my experiences living there. There’ll be another pair of lovably imperfect lead characters, and naturally, at least a cameo role for a cat! The draft is still slowly taking shape on my old writing slope, but I hope to publish it in 2020. Watch this space for more news!
When I’m not working on my next novel, or getting on with the other important stuff of life, I squeeze in the occasional blog post! I share more about my books and what inspires them, how I came to writing and some of the techniques I use, plus some of my favourite books. If you’re a book-lover or fellow writer, you might like to check it out. Here’s a snapshot of my latest posts; you can find more on my blog page.
Now that the journey to publication is a few months behind me, I’ve had more of a chance to look back on the experience of writing The Art Trip. Recently, I’ve been reflecting more on the themes from the novel – what led me to create that story in particular, what lay beneath those characters, events and settings – what I was really writing about, if you like. That’s important for me because as I get into the business of drafting my second novel, I’m interested to decipher if I’m addressing new themes or returning to any which begin to … Continue reading Themes in The Art Trip
Welcome or welcome back to this blog series reflecting on the experience of writing my first published novel The Art Trip! In the previous post, which I rather grandly titled ‘The Flowing Stream’, I’d completed my first draft and was … Continue reading The Long Road to a Novel – Part 6 – Cutting Free