Debut Author Lisa Tapp on Finding Beth

Joan:  Welcome Lisa! Pull up a seat, grab an appetizer from the buffet and select your cabana boy.

Lisa: Hey Joan! FindingBethFront

Let’s see, Chair? Check. (Standard desk issue.) Appetizer? Check (ice cream – I believe you should start with the best first so you know you have room!) Cabana Boy? Darn! I knew I was missing something.

Joan LOL, Lisa! No worries. We provide all our guests with a cabana boy or gladiator of their choice. They are eager to serve ….just like those Schmoos from Little Abner who lived JUST to feed people. (Paelo! I saw that! Don’t you roll your eyes!)

So, FINDING BETH is a YA Mystery. What’s it about?

Lisa: In FINDING BETH, sixteen-year-old Ro hears a voice asking/begging/demanding she find Beth. If you’re the type who believes in ghosts, the archeological dig site at Jamestown, Virginia, the place of the first permanent English settlement in the US, would be an ideal place to expect to find one. However, Ro is not that type, at least, not until research proves everything she’s heard is true. Now all she has to do is: 1) convince a group of archeologists (of which her Mom is one) who have been digging around Jamestown for over 50 years that they have missed two gravesites outside the fort; 2) convince them to look without mentioning her ghost (Talking to ghosts is not the best way to convince the studly, genius-type Cade, the guy she’s crushing on, to take her seriously!); and 3) find Beth.

Re: Cabana boys/gladiators – do you have one that offers back massages?

Joan:  Sure Lisa! Our boys are multi-talented 😉

Oooo…ghosts! Combined with archeology,  history and mystery the book takes us on a lot of adventures.  So how did this idea come about? How long have you  been interested  in  history and  adventures? (NOT including finding a Dunkin’ Donuts) 😀

Lisa: Tough questions, Joan! Finding Dunkin’ Donuts is often both an adventure and a mystery! As for FINDING BETH, the idea was hatched during the RWA National Conference in Washington D.C.  I visited the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, their Bones exhibit. It was about how archeologists/scientists have identified remains of lesser known settlers at the Jamestown site. They used mineral deposits in the bones. Fascinating! The downside, they could make, at best, an educated guess about the identity. I started wondering what would happen if you had to know the exact identity, if a guess wasn’t enough. Thus, Beth was born.

As for my interest in history/adventures – well, some would say I’ve always been interested/instigating adventures. I say it’s all about perceptions. :0  Regarding history, I’ve never been particularly interested in dates and minutiae, but have instead been interested in the people, the individuals living through those great moments. How did they impact that moment? How did that moment impact them?

EXCERPT:

And there it is, two feet away. My treasure. My rock. I dropped it when I lunged from that voice.

For no reason I can explain, I don’t want Cade coming any closer. I’m swamped by a need to protect. I angle my chin over my shoulder. “Yeah, Just a sec.”

As if they are disconnected from my body, I watch the fingers of my left hand inch toward, then close over my treasure.

Suddenly, I can see. Like a window or door in my brain has opened.

I could ask any seasoned archeologist or anthropologist what makes them suspect a fragment is bone, human bone, and get a twenty-minute lecture on striation, density, porosity, or endless identifying marks. They would comment on any or all of these, and throw in instinct and experience.

But for me, it’s the voice.

The voice makes me wonder. Is it possible? Have I found the remains of a body? A human body?

A body that hasn’t let go?”

Joan: Having accompanied you to both Jamestown and Dunkin’ Donuts, I can tell you this excerpt is touches on the very mystical vibe of the place. The story just gets more mysterious and the attraction Ro feels for Cade is the best of young love.

So now we know about your book, what about Lisa? Tell us 3 fun things about you:

LisaHmmm….

1. Like a fine wine, I like my Easter Peeps aged. (A year isn’t too long!)
2. You can keep the shoes. You can keep the purses.  I’m all about theLT
earrings.
3. I tuck a little bit of money in my coat pockets in the Spring. It makes the
start of winter a little happier. 🙂
Now I’d like to ask your BB’s a few questions.

1) What is your favorite period in history?

2) If you could chose to have any psychic ability, what would it be?

A lucky commenter will win a copy of FINDING BETH print (US only) or ebook download and a $10 Amazon gift card.

 

 

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84 Comments

  • Amy Conley says:

    Is he coming back for a visit?

  • Amy Conley says:

    Is he coming back for a visit?It keeps telling me I’ve said this, but is not posting. Now he’ll get to visit someone else.

    • Amy Conley says:

      Lisa this book is right up my alley, ghosts and history. As a matter of fact I’m heading to the Jamesttown area tomorrow night. Everytime I drive through there all I ever think about is how the trees have been grown in blood, both Revolutionary and Civil War men and boys. And yes, I always wonder why they fought for either side, families left at home, and what their lives were like before war. As far as favorite time in history, it varies depending on mood, my own location, book I may be reading at a certian time.

      • Lisa says:

        Hi Amy. Thanks for dropping in the Lair. He–John Caleb (the spirit) has always been in this particular spot, but has never made the connection until Ro happens along. He’s looking for his wife, Beth.
        I hope you enjoy Jamestown. When Joanie and I went, I felt an instant connection and familiarity although I’d never been there before.
        You comment about trees grown in blood brought an image of a relic imbedded in bark. Eek!

      • Joan Kayse says:

        Amy, I thought the Jamestown area was gorgeous esp. the James River. And…the cheese grits at Food for Thought…great restaurant 😀

  • Jane says:

    Hello Joanie and Lisa. Congrats on your debut release, Lisa. I’ve always been fascinated by all the social and cultural changes during the Renaissance. As for psychic ability I would choose telekinesis.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Jane! There are several Renaissance Fairs in my area each year. At first glance, I think of the original frat party. But they do have period appropriate sports and clothing and smells. :0
      Do you have any fantasies for using telekinesis?

  • Helen says:

    Hi Lisa and Joanie

    I do like the sound of this one 🙂 congrats on the release I have always thought I would like to know more about Scotland in the days of Robert Bruce it fascinates me 🙂 and I think I would like to travel quickly maybe not fly but must snap my fingers and be where u want to be look

    Have fun
    Helen

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Helen. Thanks for stopping in. Scotland in the Robert Bruce era sparks in me images of fierce loyalty. It would be an interesting time period to explore.
      Snap-Finger Travel (SFT): I can think of many instances where that would come in handy!

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Hi Helen!

      I often have dreams that I am Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie and bob my head to pop around…though often I find I keep bobbing and bobbing and nothing happens 🙁 If I could, I’d pop over to take care of you and your foot Hope it’s doing well

      • Lisa says:

        Hmmm. I’m going to be watching for suspicious head bobbing.

      • Helen says:

        Joanie wouldn’t that be wonderful to be able to pop any where we anted to 🙂 and I would love to come a look after me although it is a lot better and I am back at work now sadly I miss my extra reading time

        Have Fun
        Helen

  • flchen1 says:

    Wow, Lisa–sounds like an exciting read!

    Not sure have one favorite time in history–I do enjoy the old West! As for psychic ability, maybe telepathy, although with strong abilities to control when… I imagine unfiltered mind-reading would be extremely overwhelming!

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks, Flchen 1. The Old West is making a strong comeback in the world of books. That time period does provide so many varied stories!
      I agree with the need to control psychic gifts. This is a lesson Ro will have to learn in later books – once she fully accepts her gift.

  • Patty L. says:

    Lisa thank you for sharing this book, I think my niece will love it and am in sending it to her as a gift.

    As for my favorite time in history, I am going to go with the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Why? Because this was a time our country that major changes were slowly starting and whether they knew it or not our ancestors were setting us up for the greatest inventions and strong work ethics that have shaped our country.

    My psychic ability would have to be connecting to spirits that our lurking around. I feel that would give me the inside track on the comings and going of everyone.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Patty! I hope your niece likes the book!
      My Great-Grandmother was born in the late 1800’s and lived to be over 100 years old. She loved to talk about all the changes she’d witnessed, like going from horse and buggy to cars to a man on the moon – and that’s just travel! Then in the same breath she would rant on the horrors of women with long hair, especially when watching The Price is Right. (??? Really Grandma? ‘Cause if her hair wasn’t kept braided and wrapped around her head, it would have been long enough to sit on.) Sorry, I digress. Anyway, I agree that this has been a fascinating period. The changes have been rapid and profound.
      As for connecting with lurking spirits, are you a fan of The Long Island Medium?
      And Grandma-if you’re listening-I love you.

  • Mary Preston says:

    1) What is your favorite period in history?

    I love history in general, so choosing a favourite is tough. If pushed I would have to say Tudor England. Such a tumultuous, history changing time.

    2) If you could chose to have any psychic ability, what would it be?

    If I could manipulate time I’d be thrilled. There are just not enough hours in the day.

    • Lisa says:

      Good Morning, Mary!
      History-changing – to me that is a great description of England in general. That tiny island once owned/controlled a huge chunk of the world. Their influence spread over so many cultures. It is fascinating.
      The idea of time control, specifically adding more hours to the day, makes me want to run and hide. (At least at this moment!) When would I ever get to go home from work?

  • Anita H. says:

    1) As I love reading historicals, I’d have to say regency England is probably my favorite period in time.

    2) I’d love the ability to teleport myself from one place to the next. Would not only save me some much needed gas money but I think it’s one of the coolest abilities!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Anita. Welcome to the Lair!
      Romance readers, raise your hand if you started off reading Regency romances. Go ahead, don’t be afraid or embarrassed. There are lots of us! That period has inspired tons of material. 🙂
      Teleporting – transportation of the future! Or SFT – Snap-Finger Travel (see above.) A hybrid idea between Bewitched and Star Trek, and one that I think is very possible – in the future.

  • SecretNinja says:

    Hi Lisa!

    1) I don`t know if I have one favorite time period – I do love everything about the Highlands so I guess around the time of Robert the Bruce and all those hunky men were storming from castle to castle. But I love Regency and Georgian period too.

    2) Psychic ability…hmm, I`d have to choose either invisibility or telekinesis. 🙂

    Ada

  • Lisa says:

    Dear Ada,
    I can see where you would love invisibility and telekinesis, and suspect, since you’re a Secret Ninja, you have a bit of both. :0
    Castle storming – I can imagine being the youngest in the group, and asking, “How are we gonna do that, Daddy?”
    Thanks for stopping by.

  • Mozette says:

    Congrats on your book! It sounds brilliant!

    I love most time periods… but mostly the 1970’s and 80’s – the times when I grew up as I can relate to them better.

    And the psychic ability? Well, it would have to be telekenisis. 🙂 Yep, moving things by mind… now, I’d love that. 😀

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mozette! Thanks for visiting.
      What’s your favorite memory from the 70’s and 80’s? Immediate memories for me are Richard Nixon – “I am not a crook;” the end of the Vietnam War, and big hair bands. Oh yeah, and terrible clothes. :0
      Telekinesis seems to be popular. As a practical joker at work, (gotta keep the atmosphere upbeat) I can visualize hours of fun with that gift.

      • Mozette says:

        It’s just the basicness of how everything was… vinyls, how few television channels there were… the horrible fashions nobody seemed to mind wearing. The music! Oh… yes… the music was great! And everyone around your neighbourhood knew everyone! 😀

        Those two decades seemed so much easier than it is now. Sure teenagers were snotty and misunderstood. Medicine wasn’t as good as it is now; but the culture was easier. Life was easier.

  • Joan Kayse says:

    Good morning everyone! I see Lisa and you have been having fun! Lisa and I are true contrasts….she gets up WAY early and…I don’t 😀 Makes traveling together fun!

    My favorite period in history is..wait for it…ancient times! Rome!!!! Ahem, and any other time that brings us great stories like Anna C and Christine’s Regencies.

    As to ability? Will have to think on that. Everything but connecting with spirits. Had a “run in” at a psychic party with a grandmother who evidently is no happier in the after life than she was when she was here. Not a fan.

    • Lisa says:

      Good morning Joanie.
      You mentioned our travels. Another in our room, and my bed-mate, is Karen. I get up at 3; she doesn’t go to bed till 3. It’s a perfect arrangement. I never feel crowded, and there’s no cover-hogging issues.
      I have one question for you, Joan, and the rest of the Banditas. What time is the gladiator parade? They DO parade, don’t they? I want a front row seat!

      • Lisa says:

        As for you love of Ancient Rome, Joan, it shows in your wonderful Patrician trilogy. You are a master of word choices and can place the reader in your setting with skill. 🙂 I’m a fan!

      • Joan Kayse says:

        GRIN Well the gladiators don’t usually parade…unless the Goddess Sangria commands it.

        Whispers…don’t say her name too much cause it’s like Beetlejuice…she’ll show up!

        However, Paolo might be persuaded to do his interpretive dance 😀

  • Mary Buckham says:

    Lovely interview Lisa and I know you wrote a fantastic book because I’ve read it and much like your ghost’s cry for help it’s lingered with me. As for history I’m fascinated with 1893 when this country endured a major depression that changed the lives of so many and made the Great Depression seem easy peasey. It’s under pressure that people show their true meddle. As for psychic ability – is being able to wave your hand and have coffee appear an ability? If so I’m all for it! Congrats on the debut!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mary! Thanks for visiting! I so agree with your comment about pressure exposing a people’s (or person’s) true meddle. ‘Necessity is the mother of invention,’ and those times are full of necessity. My current obsession is the 1937 floor here in Louisville. It was the first time ever, anywhere, that a radio station stayed on air for 24 hours straight. (In this instance, more like 8 days straight!) The calls for help, both individual and community-wide, and the continuous new coverage were heard and monitored across the country, and relief poured in from all over. Also, much of our current disaster relief efforts found their beginnings in that flood.
      As for coffee-producing psychic abilities, I’m thinking telekinesis would work here, too!
      Speaking of great reads, your Invisible Recruits series is a hit with me. 🙂

      • Joan Kayse says:

        How did I not know this?

        My father had many, many stories about that flood. One being he “broke the law” and obtained food from a flooded store…peanut butter and crackers…a Kayse family favorite ever since

        • Lisa says:

          I’m reading a book about it right now. My grandmother took lots of pictures of that flood. We have them in family albums.

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Hmm….I’ll have to look that one up Mary. Was it just for that one year? Or over the course of many?

  • Minna says:

    My favorite period in history is1800′s, because many things were changing. Science was replacing superstition (well, more or less), women were starting to demand for some basic human rights and here in Finland the idea of independence really took fire.

    Psychic ability? telekinesis.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Minna. Welcome to the Lair from the Land of Happiness. (Aren’t the people in the Scandinavian region considered the happiest people in the world?) Science vs. superstition and women’s rights, those battles started so long ago, are still issues today. Going back to their beginnings would be a fascinating study.
      What would you do with your telekinesis?

  • Heidi Howard says:

    Hi Lisa and Joan!
    Absolutely loved Jamestown. How sad that they came with such hope and died of starvation. Archaeology would be an exciting job, but very tedious work. My favorite historical time to live would be prior to the Civil War. I would imagine myself as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
    Your book sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to read it.
    Psychic power? I’d want to stay young and fit without trying!

    • Lisa says:

      Heidi, I’ll try to respond, but I’m having a hard time with the keyboard because I’m laughing so hard. Stay young and fit without trying!

      Okay, I’ve wiped my eyes and think I can focus. I’m fascinated by the whole Jamestown experience. It’s incredible to think about the effort required to build the first fort. Using hand tools only, chopping down those huge trees, stripping them, transporting them, digging the holes to place them – all of this was done with less than 100 men/boys in about one month’s time. And their efforts were complicated by raids from the neighboring Native Americans. It blows my mind. Obviously, I could go on forever about Jamestown. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Heidi, and for bringing that moment of humor. Yes, I think I want that power, too.

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Yanno Heidi, I didn’t even know that much about Jamestown till I went with Lisa. The whole accusations of cannabilism took my appetite away…until the cheese grits at Food for Thought :/

  • Hi Lisa –

    Your story sounds wonderful! How cool that attending an exhibit inspired a book. A writer’s mind never truly takes a vacation, does it?

    I’d like to go into the future and see what sort of technology lies ahead. As for a psychic ability…hmmm…I’d like to be able to think about a place or time and – voila – I’m there. It would be great for research 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna! Thanks for joining the discussion. You are so right! Inspiration for stories can come from an insignificant picture, or bit of conversation, to a majestic scene. There’s no controlling it, which is a good thing. 🙂
      I like your psychic research idea. If only…

      • Joan Kayse says:

        Which is why I got the idea for my Irish paranormals….from a brick layer bending over in Ireland

        😀

        Of COURSE I noticed his black hair and blue eyes..yes..of course 😉

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Unless you lose control of that ability and find yourself plotting an arena scene and bam..you’re there. Watch out for the lions!

      Aghhhh

      😀

  • Marie Dry says:

    Great blog Lisa and your books sounds great, futuristic and psychic and futuristic are two aspects I always enjjoy.

  • What a great idea for a book! And your source of inspiration was brilliant as well. History, ghosts, and archeology – right up my alley!

    My favorite era of history is the Regency period in England.

    And I would love to be able to communicate with the spirits of the dead. I lived in a haunted house when we were stationed in England when I was a child. I’ve been fascinated with ghosts ever since.

    • Joan Kayse says:

      I am SO not a fan of living in a haunted house….

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Louisa! Thanks for joining us.
      Regency is still a big hit in the market. I know I’ve read my share and continue to be impressed with new authors in that genre.
      Did you have personal encounters with your ghosts? How did they manifest their presence? What an interesting childhood!

      • I heard and felt the ghost, but never actually saw him. He moved furniture around because he was unhappy with the way his brother remodeled the house! However, my youngest brother was three when we moved there and was at home all day while the other brother and I were at school. My mother often heard him talking to someone in his room and when she asked him about it, he’d say “That’s my friend John. We’re playing.” This went on for three years. At the end of our stay our landlord had us over to his home for the first and only time for tea. As we were leaving he was showing us the house and on the sideboard in the dining room were photos. My brother pointed to one 8×10 and said “That’s John!” It was the landlord’s brother who had been dead for twenty years.

  • Deb says:

    Thanks for the interview today, Lisa and Joanie. Your debut book sounds like a good premise! How intriguing to have archaeology, history, love, and ghosts all in one story.

    I am not sure if I’d want a psychic ability. Would it make me paranoid if I could read a person’s mind? Probably that or really torqued, ha!

    I read a lot of regency romances and loved Joanie’s early Roman era trilogy, but I really am fascinated by the American Revolution. There just aren’t any good books out there about this time period. Gilbert Morris, a Christian author, wrote a set of romances during this time period, and I enjoyed them….So did Diana Crawford and Sally Laity. But, I haven’t found any, really, since.

    I really enjoyed Linda Chaikin’s Lions of the Desert trilogy. Romance, intrigue, mystery, archaeology and set during WWI.

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Deb, have you tried Pamela Clare’s McKinnon Rangers series? MARVOLOUS set in French Indian war in early America.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Deb! Welcome to the Lair.
      That reluctance to have psychic abilities is reflected in my heroine. Ro doesn’t believe in it, so she struggles to find other plausible explanations for her experiences. I think, in reality, we’d all be a little reluctant.
      I haven’t spent any research time with the American Revolution. I’ll have to check out the authors you listed. History is so full of fiction potential. 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    Dear Joan, I’ve got my super-sized sunglasses on. Tell Paolo the dancing may begin.

  • Hi Joan! Hi Lisa! Lisa, welcome to the lair and congratulations on the release of FINDING BETH. It sounds fascinating. I love ghost stories. I went to that same exhibition at the RWA in Washington – wasn’t it fascinating. I was with Bandita Jeanne Adams who knows a thing or two about dead bodies so it was like having my own specialized guide. What a fascinating inspiration for your story.

  • Speaking of fascinating haunted places, did you all see this haunted island in Venice is for sale? http://fox8.com/2014/04/16/scary-sale-worlds-most-haunted-place-up-for-auction/

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Anna! Thanks for the Lair Welcome! Jeanne Adams would definitely be a great guide through that exhibit!
      I actually bookmarked the article on that haunted island. Whether is makes a book or not, the article looked like a must read!

  • Hey Lisa!!!

    It’s so exciting having you debut your book here in the Bandit Lair!! I’ll owe you a congratulatory drink at the next conference we’re at!

    Love the idea of mixing history and mystery together. Can’t wait to read FINDING BETH.

    So, what historical time period would I like to visit? I think Colonial America would be interesting…as long as it was just a visit!

    And what psychic ability would I want? I think being a healer would work for me. 🙂

    • Joan Kayse says:

      You’re already a nurse and a mother…I think you’ve got the psychic healing covered :/

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Suz! I appreciate the Banditas having me. I agree with Joan’s assessment. You’ve got the psychic healer thing covered.
      Colonial America? Like Williamsburg? When I visited Jamestown last year, I had a day set aside to visit, but I never made it. I’ll have to try again.
      I can’t wait to start reading your Westen series. I’m currently intrigued by the series construct.
      See you in San Antonio?

  • anne says:

    My favorite period in history is the 1940’s and the 1950’s because men were men, work meant work and life was meaningful. An ability which I would want is to travel back in time.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Anne! Thanks for visiting! The 40’s and 50’s were an interesting period. WWII was, in my opinion, a world changer. The evil of that war scarred the human psyche. The 50’s bring memories of Ozzie and Harriet, or Leave It to Beaver. But I suspect that’s just a veneer.
      If you could go back in time, would you want to stay? Or would you want to travel back and forth? Would you just go to one period? Or would you want to freely travel through the ages?

  • Maureen says:

    Since we live right near Washington’s Crossing the colonial times are a favorite of mine and there is a lot of history in our area regarding that period. I would love to have the ability to influence people’s minds, nothing extreme. Just nudging them in the right direction.

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Hmmm…Maureen…there would be a LOT of responsibility in that power.

      Though nudging somebody to bring me breakfast every morning might work 😀

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Maureen! I’m glad you stopped by.
      You’re lucky. The area in which you live is a treasure trove of historically significant sites, all full of story potential.
      The ability to influence others – we all have that power by word and action. Just that little bit of power frightens me though, because (Okay, everyone sit down. Take a deep breath) sometimes I’m wrong.

  • ellie says:

    La belle Epoque is my favorite era. Love reading about it and movies etc. What an enjoyable post today. If I could become invisible, although, sometimes I am.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ellie! Welcome to the Lair!
      Alas, you are not invisible today. 🙂 That could, however, prove a useful trick from time to time.
      I had to look up LaBelle Epoque. I have never heard the term. I have to agree, that was a beautiful era. Impressionism – my favorite art expression – was at its height then.
      Thanks for commenting.

  • Diane says:

    Your book sounds captivating and intriguing. I am very interested in The Regency Era since it reflects so much of society at that time. My ability to hear all, see all and know all would be an experience.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Diane! Thanks for joining us this afternoon.
      I have a soft spot for Regency, too. Who doesn’t love Jane Austin?
      The ability to see all, hear all and know all makes me wonder if you’re a mother. :0

  • Cathy P says:

    Hi Joan and Lisa! I really enjoyed your post and the sound of FINDING BETH.

    I don’t have a favorite time in history. I am happy anywhere from Braveheart’s time through 1800’s.

    As far as ability is concerned, I would like to be like Jeannie or Samantha, and be a
    jeannie or a witch.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Cathy! I’m glad you joined us.
      Your wide interest provides unlimited writing/reading opportunities. 🙂 Ro and Cade, my main characters in FINDING BETH, will not be limited to Jamestown and it’s history. In the third book, they’re headed to Egypt to visit Pharoah. And yes, Joan Marie, a cat plays a starring role in that book. Actually, two cats.
      I like your idea of Jeannie or Samantha. I would vote for Samantha. Me and a Jeannie costume were never meant to be together. :0

  • bn100 says:

    1920s
    predict winning lottery numbers

    • Lisa says:

      Hi BN!
      The Roarin’ 20’s – a great time period. That era keeps making comebacks – for a good reason.
      Predicting winning lottery numbers – I think we all wish for that. 🙂
      Thanks for joining us.

  • Shannon says:

    In my reading, the Georgian and Regency periods are my favorites but it may be that it’s because there’s a lot of good books set in that period. I am also intrigued about the period after Cromwell and Charles, the swing back from Puritanism to a more free lifestyle. If it weren’t for the Black Death, the medieval period might be interesting to see knights and their ladies.

    As for psychic talent, I’ve always been fascinated by see-ers, those who can look out past themselves into the rest of the world. To know if an invasion was about to occur, or the birth of a new king. To be able to see the events in another’s life. To know that those I love are safe. Of course, there’s the downside–knowing bad things, too.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Shannon. Thanks for joining the fun!
      I totally agree with your comment on the quantity of quality books written about the Georgian and Regency eras.
      That’s a heavy-duty psychic ability you’re after. I can see potential for lots of good and lots of anxiety.

  • Joan Kayse says:

    I’m going to sign off now…sleepy kitties equal sleepy Joanie.

    Thanks again LIsa for visiting the Lair!