Lisa Alber's Words at Play

Writing and life–somehow they go together. I'm the author of the County Clare mysteries.

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WHISPERS IN THE MIST is “a worthy successor to Kilmoon in tone, mood, complexity, and keen insight into human failures and triumphs.” —Kirkus Reviews


Public Speaking: Practice Makes Perfect?

“… I’m starting to gear up for the more public side of the authorial life. This is the part that gets my anxiety cranking, because although I’m a well-socialized introvert, I am not — no way, no how, not in a million years — a public speaker. Yee gads, hell NO.”

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

What We Take for Granted

In which my back goes out and I have too much time to contemplate humanity, nature, and what we take for granted.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crazy Gardening Lady: A Revelation

However many years she lived, Mary always felt that she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow. — Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden   … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Resignation Versus Acceptance

Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 8 Comments

Moonstones and Intuition

Yesterday I visited my favorite local coffeeshop, Driftwood Coffee, to splurgeĀ on an iced mocha. I love walking there with my dog on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The shop is a … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Last Six Months in Pictures

Hello! This poor blog gets neglected when I’m busy. That said, I’m still out and about blogging at other sites. If you’d like to catch up on my thoughts, quirks, … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 2 Comments