Liz Durano

A Saturday Update #authorlife

I’ve lost count of how long it’s been since we started lockdown. The vegetables we planted when this all began are now ready to be harvested, like the tomatoes I used for this morning’s breakfast omelet. I still… Read More

It’s Been Four Years… And Here’s What I’ve Learned

Yup, this month marks four years of publishing for me. I’ve written for far longer than that but when it came to officially publish my books on a site like Amazon, it’s been four years. I remember making… Read More

It’s A Tough Business

Writing is a tough business. It’s tough getting the “right” idea on paper and pushing through all the words until the very last one. Tougher when you realize that you can’t just write one book. You need to… Read More

Musings Over Coffee: After the Book Launch and Other Thoughts

So I had my book launch for NEED this week and while reality did not meet my unrealistic expectations, the next day was better. Sometimes it’s easier to assume that things happen one way because of something you… Read More

A Day in the Life…

I went to bed at two last night hoping the kid would sleep in like he did yesterday. Alas, he woke up minutes after I did and crawled into bed with me saying he wasn’t tired at all,… Read More

What Is So Bad About Romance Novels?

I guess when I screenshot this last night, everyone at the offices of Bon Appetit were still tucked in bed, unaware that they’d managed to offend a pretty big (and vocal) group of people. Needless to say, they… Read More

Musings Over Sunday Coffee: “the failed novelist”

Years of work and emotional investment wasted, I finally gave up, to save my sanity. But I’m scarred. …I still read, but stick to the classics. I have next to no interest in contemporary fiction and avoid literary debuts… Read More

Making Lemonade

While yesterday wasn’t exactly a great day, I have to say that it could have been worse. But it wasn’t. First, I had a book promotion that I’d heard some not-so-satisfactory results about after I’d scheduled my slot,… Read More