Great Things Are Still Happening!

Thankfully, artists are still creating their art to help keep us sane in these trying times. Music, movies, tv shows, video games, funny/thought-provoking/inspirational memes entertain us for hours without end while we’re confined to our homes. And for book-lovers, new novels are being published every single day! Which brings me to the re-introduction of An Unconventional Family by Roberta Bombonato and the sequel An Unbreakable Family! Now available on Amazon! Both are part of The Family Tree series. Book 3 will be available in Spring 2021.

An Unconventional Family – Book 1

Originally published in 2009, the author wanted to edit and update the story and it was my pleasure to help!
The Family Tree series Book One

Marvin Costa, alias Azrael, has had vengeance on the brain for nearly two decades. Carmen Moreno has invested one of those decades in a relationship with him that often seems one sided. Keiko Akashimi joins the two when her family became victims of a mob hit in which she barely escaped with her life.

What do they all have in common? Fate has thrown them together against all odds and after an epic, action packed adventure filled with bloodshed and heartache they finally become: AN UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILY

You can more from Roberta at http://www.RobertaBombonato.com and facebook @RobertaBombonatorAuthor and Twitter @AuthorBombonato


An Unbreakable Family – Book 2

An Unbreakable Family by Roberta Bombonato

Marvin and Carmen’s marriage is fantastic. Giovanni, their son, is a lively boy who can hold his own against bullies. Akemi, their adopted daughter, is 18 and struggling to find herself. The past affects the present and the future in a big way.

How can she move forward without knowing the whole truth and trust the parents she has come to love? Digging for answers alerts the other side and forces Marvin to come out of retirement. 

Uniting against domestic terrorists might be better than therapy for: AN UNBREAKABLE FAMILY


Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, farmers are still farming, food manufacturers are still manufacturing all of our favorite comfort foods, truckers are still trucking it to the stores, supermarkets are still stocking their shelves, and restaurants are still cooking and serving everything we love. Carpenters are still building, plumbers still plumbing, electricians still wiring, etc. But many people have been furloughed or laid off. In the midst of so much pain and sorrow, I have never seen so many loving, kind, generous human beings coming together to help each other get through this scourge.

If you need help, reach out! If you can be of help, reach out! God bless you and keep you all safe, healthy, and happy in this crazy world turned upside down.

Peace & love,

Lis

A Few Gold Nuggets to Share

Happy March! Can you believe we’re almost to Spring? Back in the lazy days of my youth, time seemed to drag on and on and on. I think that’s the thing I miss the most. There really isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that needs doing. Here’s a small sampling of what’s on my agenda for the next several weeks. Bonus derelict images in this newsletter so keep scrolling!


To Guard with Love - by Roberta Bombonato | Lis'Anne Harris
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Debut Novel – SQUARE ONE – A cozy mystery by Janie Dean

Available Now at Amazon

Kelsey Lowell’s grandmother and her quilting group are being burglarized. Strange, but the only thing stolen is a quilt, meaningful to the owner but not valuable. The police are investigating but it is a low-profile case.

Kelsey steps up to investigate and protect her grandmother and the other quilters but the thief pins his attention on her and violence escalates. Can Kelsey piece the clues together before robbery becomes murder?

You can find Janie Dean on facebook where she plans to announce future book releases. Please follow her there!

Janie Dean Books

Janie Dean grew up in the south on a family acreage with her brothers and with a large extended family nearby. Even as a child, she read mysteries and played mystery games that let her imagination run wild.  After receiving a bachelor’s degree, she ventured from the south and pursued a master’s degree at a college in the Northeast and then job opportunities out west. Her husband’s work took her and her children overseas which led to many new experiences in foreign places.

Recently, she resettled from Florida to Colorado to be near family. Throughout her experiences she has written stories. Still enjoying mystery and intrigue, her passion continues through her cozy mystery stories.

As a child, she played under the quilt stretched on her grandmother’s quilting frame and later took her first inept stitches. In Square One, she combines her interest in quilting with her love of writing.

More good things coming! Stay tuned!

Blind Sympathy – Cover Reveal!

Hello Fabulous Followers! I’ve been hard at work for the past half year or more on several new endeavors which has left me little time to focus on my love for all things abandoned, though it’s still one of my greatest passions. The same goes with writing stories. My muse has switched gears and I must go where she takes me. 🙂

Blind Sympathy by Roberta Bombonato | Cover by Melissa Woolard

Creating covers for author friends has led to the realization, I love every step of the process from scouring the internet for suitable images I can manipulate, to tweaking and adding until the cover transforms into a complex work of art. It’s easy for me to spend countless hours (I have no idea how many this cover took, but probably around sixty) to get one as close to perfect as possible. I now want to live for the feeling I get when an author says, “It’s amazing! You are amazing!” And, “I think you’re incredibly talented with an enormous knack for this!” And, “You are an artist extraordinaire!”

Custom Book Covers by M.Woolard

So I’m hanging out my shingle! If you need a book cover or know of someone who does, please email Melissa at [m.woolard@hotmail.com]. We’ll start with your vision and then collaborate on bringing your book’s outer shell to life. The old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” is a bunch of hooey. We ALL judge books by their covers. Let me help you turn yours into a masterpiece that accurately represents the story inside. 🙂

Manuscript Services by M.Woolard

Also, I’ve discovered I love formatting manuscripts for print and ebook! Only fiction and non-fiction rated G or PG, please! In romance, no erotica. In non-fiction, no legal or technical mss. If you need your ms critiqued, I can do that, too! I can edit/proofread/copyedit, but have found I hate causing people angst when I find plot holes, poorly formed premises, and writing styles that leave the reader confused. So, if you have a really tough hide, you might want to utilize my services in that area, but if you know you’re sensitive to constructive criticism, it would probably be best to stick with my book formatting and cover creation services! 🙂

Consultations are free!

Simple ebook covers start at $20 if you already have an image you want on the cover. Full print covers start at $50 depending on the level of complexity. A cover similar to Blind Sympathy would be $150-300. There are over a dozen images in this cover that have been customized and manipulated to create the whole. The basic demon was sent off to a professional artist, Robert Tribby of Grim Reflections (instagram @robtribby), for enhancement and then was further digitally shaded to match the moonglow.

Other Services: Custom Logos, Business Cards, Bookmarks, Postcards, Banners, Website & Social Media Headers

What’s Up With Lis?

Hi, all! It’s been a busy, busy last few months. I’m late on getting the word out, but better than never! If you’ll be in the Gainesville, Florida area next weekend, I’ll be signing books at the Alachua County Library, Main Branch, along with over 40 other authors of all genres. Come out and see me and pick up some awesome books and swag – perfect for gift-giving and just in time for Mother’s Day! I’m sharing my table with the fabulous author, Roberta Bombonato. We’ll be giving away a books & swag basket so be sure to come by our table to enter! The book signing deets:

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Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot

Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot  | Lis'Anne Harris

While perusing images for inspiration, these popped out from among the hundreds I viewed. Unfortunately, I don’t know where any of these are located. They’re all free to use from Pixabay and Pxhere. I hope they spark an emotion within you as they did me. 🙂

Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris

If you’d like to have your series of abandoned pics featured here, shoot an email to lisanneharris.author@gmail.com with a sample pic in the body of the email. No attachments, please!

Happy day, y’all! – Lis