Liz Durano

Happy World Book Day!

I could tell you about my favorite books for Word Book Day but I’ll tell you about the first book I wrote and published instead. Finding Sam is set in Southern California’s South Bay cities of Hermosa Beach… Read More

Would You Run Away Then?

“When I was growing up,” I began. “I learned early on that while there were people who cared for you, there were others for whom your well-being was the last thing on their minds. And satisfying their needs… Read More

Permission To Be

Today after finding my love bite for Book+Main, the section I picked out made me realize something I hadn’t really thought of before. In my book, Finding Sam, the heroine, Sam, is tentatively returning to her passion, painting,… Read More

A Nice Surprise

Today I got this in the mail and I’m so happy. It’s the paperback edition of In His Heart complete with a new cover that best fits Josh and Olivia, the couple inside my head. It’s a novella,… Read More

Back To the Beginning

Three years ago today, I was writing a story about a woman at the end of her rope who finds herself faced with new possibilities when she runs into a handsome idealistic doctor on the Strand, a 22-mile bike path… Read More

In His Heart is LIVE!

Yep! In His Heart is LIVE a week early! It’s a novella, about 28K words, and tells the story of Josh Morin and Olivia Firelli, two characters who were introduced in my first novel, Finding Sam. What I like… Read More

So Hey! I’ve Got A New Book Coming Out!

Life is all about changes and for me, one of them came unexpectedly yesterday. My novella, In His Heart, trimmed from a 50K word novel to fit the requirements of a box set, is out of said box… Read More

Why I Write (The Other Reason)

Back in 2015, I made a promise to donate all earnings from the sale of Finding Sam to ovarian cancer research. It wasn’t a gimmick; it was my first book written from the heart, following no rules about… Read More

In His Heart #TeaserTuesday

It was always the same dream. Just like the day it happened seven months earlier, someone switched off all the lights and the living room where the drug buy was supposed to happen plunged into darkness. Panic and confusion… Read More

Preorder is Live for Just You & Me

Wouldn’t you know it, but I’m in a box set that releases this summer!   If you’ve read Finding Sam, then you’ve met Olivia and Josh and you’ll find their story in Just You & Me, a box… Read More

Thank You!

Thank you so much for these reviews for Finding Sam! For my first book, released in November 2014, it’s nice to know that, two years later, people are finally discovering Sam and Erik, and even after so much… Read More

Happy Book Birthday To Sam and Erik!

Sam and Erik are the characters in my first book, Finding Sam, and today the book  officially turned two years old.  It’s not a huge thing to buy cakes and light candles for but it’s big for me… Read More