Interview with Lisa Barr, Author of The Unbreakables PLUS BOOK GIVEAWAY

Saturday, September 14, 2019

  Lisa Barr is the author of The Unbreakables (HarperCollins) a delicious, sharp novel about a Chicago woman who jets off to France after her “perfect” marriage collapses, putting the broken pieces of herself back together while rediscovering her own joie de vivre—a lust for life, art, and passion. Artful, feminist, and emotionally gripping, The Unbreakables is a remarkable tribute to a woman’s strength in the face of heartbreak and adversity.        What’s one book that made…


The Lawyer v. The Novelist: The Case for Thinking Like a Lawyer While Writing Your Novel

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Once a lawyer, always a lawyer. That’s what they told me in law school, and what they meant was this: we’re going to teach you to “think like a lawyer,” and you’re going to think that way forever, no matter what you end up doing after you get that degree. Well, after I got that degree, I was a lawyer for a long time, so thinking like a lawyer was…


What’s in a Label? In Our Darkest Hours, Sometimes A Lot

Friday, December 20, 2013

I can tell you the story of my writing life by the labels I used to describe myself when people asked, “So what do you do?” I can also tell you when I almost quit writing by the labels I used to describe myself. Labels can be dangerous for sure. We tend to live down to the labels we give ourselves. However, we can live UP to the labels we give ourselves…