Moving House isn’t easy…

Hi everyone,

It has been a hectic few months and as I am between books (barely) I thought now was the perfect time to update you on what’s going on with me lately.

I moved house about six weeks ago. Gosh, you might think, surely she’s had time to settle down by now, but this move was a huge deal for me personally as well as from a logical standpoint. Getting the boxes unpacked was the easy part. Finding that equilibrium so the words flow in my stories was another matter entirely.

I didn’t just move house, I moved four hours drive away from my comfort zone. I left my kids and grandkids behind and while I love my little house, I don’t know anyone in this new town. I’d never even visited the town before I bought my house. It’s the biggest decision I have made since my marriage broke up almost three years ago and I’ve had some scary moments lol.

Of course stress doesn’t help with your health and mine suffered a bit since I moved. But overall, it’s been a positive experience. I haven’t owned a house since I was in my twenties (and yes, that was a long time ago), and now, okay the bank owns this one, but I am slowly coming up with plans to renovate my tiny house and my huge bare backyard. Β Poor Scruffy is missing his trees and the possums and his stress doesn’t help mine, but I am on the lookout for a new four footed companion for him – someone who will help him guard my yard πŸ™‚

Snake Snack was the first book I have published since I moved house and I have another one coming out this week, Cam’s Promise from the Northern States pack series (Under Lee Oliver). I know you are all waiting for the next Cloverleah and I can finally tell you it is in the pipeline. But I am sure you understand with all that has been going on lately, that delving into the complexity that Marius’s story will bring, wasn’t something I could bring myself to do when I was still trying to find where my lovely daughter stashed all my belongings lol.

I guess the point of this rambling message is that I didn’t want you to think I had forgotten you. I am on social media every day, as best I can be, but I know many of you on here prefer not to use FB or Twitter and I totally understand. But I do appreciate the emails, pictures and lovely messages of support I have been receiving. Thank you all so much. As I said in the dedication on Snake Snack, my life would be bleak without you.

Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚


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16 responses to Moving House isn’t easy…

  1. Mary

    Best wishes for your new home! Absolutely adored Snake Snack! Your health and wellbeing are number one, we can wait for the story’s. All great things are worth waiting for, you know!

  2. Patricia Nelson

    Oh, I DEFINITELY understand the sheer crazy chaos that moving can be! Take your time and get settled, we’ll still be here waiting patiently (maybe) for you. πŸ˜‰

  3. Tammy

    Good for you for having the courage to start someplace fresh and new. Sometimes we need to make a place our own without all the hurt memories to go along to get a fresh perspective in general. πŸ˜‰ Take your time getting acclimated with your move and peace of mind, your true friends and book fans will be patient!! Good Luck with that new friend for Scruffy just make sure he helps with the choice. πŸ˜€

  4. Tammy

    Good for you for having the courage to start someplace fresh and new without all the hurt memories to go along with it to get a fresh perspective on life in general. Hopefully things with start falling into place once you get acclimated into your new home and town your true friends and book fans will be patient. Have fun getting a friend for Scruffy I would suggest he helps with that decision to make things easier for you both. Thank you for the update and good luck to you and Scruffy and don’t push yourself to much we want you healthy!! πŸ˜‰

  5. Tammi L Hammond

    Hi Lisa!! πŸ˜€ I hope everything calms down for you now. I moved into my current home 12 (yes 12!!) years ago and I STILL have unpacked boxes &a storage unit that I haven’t touched in about 4-5 years. LOL so don’t feel bad about 6 weeks!! Just take care of YOU and everything else will fall into place. Good luck hunting for anew 4 legged companion.
    Thanks for all the wonderful glimpses you give us into your soul, via the AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL books you write. No matter which name or series they are under!!
    HUGE HUGS!!! πŸ’Ÿ

  6. Blaine Hall

    Hi Sweetie,
    Moving is always a stressful time!! Not only for you, but your fur babies as well. Take as much time as you need to acclimate yourself. As soon as you get your place organized, your flow will happen. Congratulations on buying your new place!! That is a huge, wonderful, amazing step for you and I’m so happy that you’re in a place where that could happen.
    I’m so damn happy for you, Sugar!!!!!

  7. DI Dr. Sonja Fuchs

    Hi Lisa,

    Wish you all the best! A new start is always as exciting as scary. You will do great!

    Last night I finished Arrowtown2: thank you so much, it is a great book. I’m always looking forward to new releases of yours. Love your work,

    Best regards

  8. Bobbi Topacio

    I love the picture it reminds me of when I moved such a lot of fun. It will get better really it will.
    I just found your books about 2 months ago and have been busy reading and catching up on all of them. I have enjoyed them all so much and now watch for every new release.
    Take care of yourself and don’t over do the unpacking as it will get done it just doesn’t have to get done today.

    Thank you for all the fun you give us……Bobbi

  9. April

    Good luck with the new house, it is never easy moving. Snake Snack was wonderful and I cannot wait for your next book to come out. Take your time and make sure you take care of yourself.

  10. Mary Anne

    My Mom and I moved to a new house and smaller property of just an acre 4 years ago. I am still finding boxes in the outside storage shed I didn’t know never saw the inside of the house. There is NO you have had weeks and should be settled by now. Life is still throwing things at you along the journey. Everything will happen in it’s own time, just keep moving and remember to take mental health breaks. Your writing certainly hasn’t suffered in quality, I know, I loved the last book!πŸ˜‰

  11. Erith

    Glad you are settled in and feel able to get back into your groove.

    I and I’m sure your devoted followers’ can’t wait… two releases in one week!

  12. Lisao79

    Thank you all for your lovely comments – I am starting my day with a huge smile on my face. Have a wonderful, wonderful week and thank you again <3 <3 <3

  13. Kirsty

    Absolutely loving your books. They brighten my day and help with my stress and depression as I can escape into a fantasy world. Take care of yourself and take plenty of me time. Slow book release is better than no book release (although we all wait impatiently for each and every one).

    I am currently rereading all your back catalogue.


  14. Judy

    Your books are well worth the wait! Every time you release a new book I go back to the beginning of the series and start rereading them all before I let myself read the new installment. Each trip through, reacquainting myself with your characters is as enjoyable as the first. Your characters are so real I wish they were πŸ˜‰ and I’d wish I was part of their world.

  15. Barnadette J. Robinson

    Moving can be difficult and time consuming. And getting settled sometimes takes a little longer. I definitely understand and wish you all the best with your new home. Take care of yourself first. Health comes first, as it should. Your books are always worth the wait. The waiting only adds to my excitement to read them as soon as they are released. I get lost I really the books from beginning to end and I find myself unable to put it down until I’ve completely finished it.( Have lost sleep several times)!!!! You’re that incredible of a writerπŸ€—πŸ€— Just read A Tiger’s Tale the first Arrowtown book again today!!!!!!

  16. Sonja

    Hey Lisa, you are so brave upping stakes and making a positive change for yourself and your fur baby. I love your books and happily wait for the new ones, gives me time to revisit all my favourites πŸ˜€. Take care of yourself and scruffy, my thoughts are with you.