Sunday, December 4, 2011

So what's new with me?

While my blog has been gathering dust, I haven't been doing nothing. Here's what's been going on:
My agent Victoria Marini of Gelfman Schneider has been an enormous help with my new book, BREAKING GLASS. I'm very excited and completely awed by Victoria's genius and dedication in helping me get this polished to a high shine. And of course, much thanks, as always, to my critique group, the Cudas for their slash and burn crits, as well as their wonderful friendships. Also, a big hug to my ever faithful beta reader, Colleen Rowan Kosinski, who has never ever let me down. If you'd like to read the first chapter of BREAKING GLASS, click here.

But what you may not know, is that while I was revising BREAKING GLASS, I worked on a picture book with the incredible Michelle McLean. Our book, illustrated by me and written by Michelle, is titled LYRIA'S EXTRAORDINARY WISH and is also currently out on submission. If you'd like a peak at the art, check it out right here:

Also, I have started on a new WIP, tentatively called Finders. (not crazy about the name, and so far I have changed the mc's name three times! From Davy, to Danny and now to Bobby! He's kind of a country bumpkin with a strange paranormal problem, so I think Bobby works.) No samples. Not ready to share!

Lastly, can someone please tell me what to do with the book I wrote before BREAKING GLASS? It's called LIFE AND BETH. It did not sell, but I still love it. If anyone wants to read a chapter and thinks they have some ideas what I should do with it.. click here.


  1. Ahhh that picture book looks AWESOME! ;-) As for Life and Beth...there's always self-pubbing :) I think it would do well :D Have you sent to any small pubs?

  2. Funny you should say that (about the picture book, that is). :)

  3. Lisa, that opening chapter is riveting. so good. Congrats on your revision and on the gorgeous art for the picture book. You're on a roll!

  4. Thanks so much for reading, Trish.

  5. Wow, gorgeous illustrations, Lisa! Good luck with Breaking Glass. As for Life and Beth, I feel for you! I have two other finished novels that I could not find representation for, but maybe I'll dust them off if/when I finally have an editor who's looking for something of that type.

    Best wishes!

  6. Breaking Glass! LOVE the title. Fingers crossed for a fast sale. As for Beth, maybe it didn't fit the debut bill, but will be an awesome book later. I also have friends who self pub those shelved mss once they have a valid platform. Maybe you should hang on to it for a while before making a decision.