Six Absolutely True Secrets of Life

On January 26, 2011, in Young Adult, by lisa
Oriental Woman

Six lessons on life I’d tell my 18-year-old self, if I could.

Cassoulet Throwdown!

On January 16, 2011, in Food & Recipes, Fun Stuff, by lisa
Lisa cooking

Cassoulet is French comfort food: beans, duck, sausages, and pork cooked together into a tasty bit of heaven. Recipes are regional, and seem to be as hotly contested as mac & cheese in the US. A friend and I tried two different recipes, in hopes of finding one we (and our spouses!) both liked.

On Choosing Titles

On January 8, 2011, in On Writing, by lisa
Woman writer, Pompeii

Most readers assume that an author gets to give her book its title. Not necessarily so! Here’s a peek inside the world of choosing titles, gleaned from my ten-plus years as a published author.

On Inspiration

On December 15, 2010, in Musings, On Writing, by lisa
Girl writing a letter

Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. — Chuck Close

Research Trip to France

On December 13, 2010, in Galleries, by lisa
Dordogne River

In 2008 I took a trip to France to research the setting for “Wake Unto Me.”

On Cover Art

On December 8, 2010, in On Writing, Young Adult, by lisa
Lucrezia Panciatichi, by Bronzino

People often ask me if I get any say about the cover art for my books. Sure I do! But does anything I say end up on the cover? Rarely, which may be for the best. Here’s the story of the cover to Wake Unto Me.

Monster ‘Scopes

On December 3, 2010, in Fun Stuff, by lisa

Hey Baby, what’s your paranormal sign?

Forget Scorpions and Lions and Rams; wouldn’t you rather be a Witch or Werewolf or Vampire? And just who really makes a Vampire’s cold dead heart flutter, anyway? Find out below!

In the works, for YA

On November 16, 2010, in Young Adult, by lisa
Detail of painting by Corot, of woman reading

What I’m working on now, in the YA genre.

On Writing the Book

On November 15, 2010, in On Writing, by lisa
Borch detail, girl writing with quill

Write the book! Don’t be one of those people who talks about their great idea but never puts it down on paper. Write the book!

On Rejection

On November 14, 2010, in On Writing, by lisa
detail from Rembrandt painting of old woman reading

It sucks. Here’s my advice on dealing with the suckitude.

Interviews

On November 13, 2010, in About, Q&A, by lisa
Lisa Cach in a hat

Here are a few interviews I’ve done, both old and new.

Do you have a real life spooky story?

On November 13, 2010, in About, Q&A, by lisa
Lisa in Transylvania graveyard

In October 2010, A Life Bound by Books asked me to tell them a real life spooky story. Here’s what I told them…

Short bio for media/bloggers

On November 13, 2010, in About, For Bloggers/Media, by lisa

A short bio in the third person, for people who want to cut and paste the information.

Photos for media use

On November 13, 2010, in For Bloggers/Media, by lisa
Lisa Cach at Green Lake, with breeze

Photos that can be downloaded for use by bloggers and other media.

Facebook and Twitter

On November 12, 2010, in About, For Bloggers/Media, by lisa
Follow LisaCach on Twitter

Links to my pages on Facebook and Twitter.

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