After Birthing a Book Blues

By Lizbeth Hartz | June 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Forty five years ago, in spite of shaking in my shy shoes beneath the bright lights shining on my high school stage, I enjoyed donning different identities and acting out bit parts in theater productions. But on the first morning after the last curtain call, the post-production blues invariably set in. The magic vanished, daily…

Virtually Grounded

By Lizbeth Hartz | June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On May 21st, I beamed as I read a recent five-star review for my book Angel Hero on Amazon. “Darkly Disturbing but Spiritually Uplifting,” wrote Hypnotist 101. “An exquisitely woven thriller, this excellent and compelling novel uses first-person narrative to great effect.” image © Nguyen Thai | Dreamstime Stock Photos Hypnotist 101’s book about publishing on Amazon had…

Book Author Butterflies, Part 1

By Lizbeth Hartz | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

On May 7, eleven other writers and I took turns standing behind a podium in front of some fifty folks seated around tables in a large room. We read from our poems, short stories, novels or narratives for five minutes max. The excerpt my writer’s group had helped me select sizzled with suspense. In the…

Book Author Butterflies, Part 2

By Lizbeth Hartz | May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I’m reading an excerpt from Chapter 9 of Angel Hero.” I hoped my voice wasn’t shaking. “Dark clouds extinguished the starlight and spewed out rain as my borrowed Ford with bald tires skidded along an unlit stretch of highway. “Everything’s going to be fine,” I whispered, and chanted “Om” again and again. “A flash of…

Back to My Adventure

By Lizbeth Hartz | April 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Missed the 1st part of this story? Read my last post here. “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” ~ Author unknown The tree-house man led me to an Indiana Jones style hanging bridge, constructed of ropes and wooden slats, which spanned a tree-filled valley far below, and connected the…

An Adventure

By Lizbeth Hartz | April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

“A head full of fears has no space for dreams” ~ Author unknown Today, burned out on writing, I looked away from my monitor, through the living room window of my fiancé Barry’s and my old redwood home at a rainbow arcing across the sky north of Honolulu. A steep mountain street beckoned me. I often…

Publishing Day and Finding Your Writer’s Voice

By Lizbeth Hartz | April 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hip hip hoorah! My first book, Angel Hero, a true crime and love memoir, goes live today on Amazon. Special thanks to my publisher, Mighty Quill Press, a private label publishing company that made my dream of finding a publisher come true. This small press looks for authors with fresh, engaging voices making the transition…

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