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The Siren Dialogues When Libby, a young ghostwriter haunted by a painful choice from her past, takes a job on an idyllic island, she finds that what her employer really wants is help finding the lost love of his life—who he claims is a mermaid.

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Lisa Melts Her Pen explores the links between writing, the sub-conscious, and life as we know it.

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Crowing From the Darkness

I’ve done my best to keep a positive outlook throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, stay safe, and follow the rules to keep everyone else safe. When the first shelter-in-place order came down from Sacramento March 19, those first weeks were surreal. Back then we thought it would be a short-term thing, we’d lick it, and moveContinue reading “Crowing From the Darkness”


The last of the fragile daylight was precious and belonged to them alone, empty of voices as it drew a curtain over the water route to the mainland.

The Siren Dialogues

One could say the plot of land was unloved. But Earth prefers other forms of love, like fire and rain and roots, like worms tunneling earth through their elastic bodies. And fences mean nothing to the worms as they go about their silent and unseen business.

Year of the Rabbit