Author Archives: Lissa

Bouchercon 2016, My First Bouchercon

A few authors and special guests were treated to a wonderful evening that began with several horse-drawn carriages taking us on a leisurely tour through the French Quarter. That’s David Morrell next to me, the father of RAMBO as well … Continue reading

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New Orleans, Here I Come!

If you live in New Orleans, I will see you next week! I’ll be there for my first Bouchercon, a mystery-thriller convention named after Anthony Boucher (pronounced BOW-sure). But I will be doing some public events. This is the gorgeous … Continue reading

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Thrillerfest 2016 – The Conference for Thriller Authors

Last month I was at Thrillerfest again in NYC and here’s KJ Howe, soon-to-be debut author! Her book is called The Freedom Brokers, to be published by Hachette, and it’s so exciting. Got to have dinner with some of my … Continue reading

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Ticketmaster Free Tickets – The Link You Need

If you’ve been a Ticketmaster customer between 1999-2013, you should have some voucher/discount credits in your account in the Voucher section because of the class-action settlement. But there is some confusion, and I’ve not seen any news that included all … Continue reading

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THE PROGENY is out today! Win it here.

I am so excited to have this beautiful hardcover book in my hands! You can’t tell, but the title is embossed in gold. Below is the blurb I gave it. I loved this book.  Because the main character is 21, … Continue reading

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The Tomorrow Prize Winners

  Here is the winner of the Tomorrow Prize, Matilda Berke, a high school junior, for her amazing short story ROCKSTAR. I predict great things for this very gifted writer. These are the four talented finalists and the actors who … Continue reading

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Judging the Tomorrow Prize

Click on the photo above to see it larger. I’m one of the final judges for The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction written by students. The winner not only wins prizes but their school also benefits. All winners will … Continue reading

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BinderConLA 2016 at UCLA

Gillian G., a very talented illustrator, did these while watching our panel. I can’t believe someone can do that — amazing. Her link is at the end. I purposely left off any reference to Callie’s hair color so readers could … Continue reading

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I’ll be at BinderconLA this weekend on the YA panel

I am in the writing cave, working on a new, secret project that I’m excited about. It’s not a Starters book, but something new. However, I was asked to be on the “Tense and Sensibility” Panel, “Ways to Tackle Tragedy … Continue reading

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A Master Class with John Sayles: Writer, Director

The WGA Foundation presented a Master Class today with John Sayles, shown here with moderator and writer Josh Olson (History of Violence). Sayles is known for his many indie films that he wrote and directed with funds from writing Hollywood … Continue reading

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