Liz Durano

An Overdue Update

After I broke the layout of the website while tweaking something, I figured it was time for a new look instead of constantly tinkering to see what I did wrong. And so this is the new look and… Read More

A Non-Writerly Update: Sunflowers!

The first time we grew sunflowers in our yard, the squirrel got to every single one of them before I could take pictures. He’d jump on the roof and launch himself on the sunflower and eat all the… Read More

What Day Is It? #QuarantineLife

Just kidding. Of course, I know what day it is. The 327th day of March. Alright, it’s the 30th and so far, LilDude is on his second week of distance schooling. He woke up at 10 A.M. only… Read More

Musings Over Coffee: #QuarantineLife Week 1 Update

I don’t normally grind my teeth when I’m stressed (or I don’t think I do) but I do know that my shoulders get really stiff when I am. I also start feeling agitated. Imagine high school chemistry when… Read More

A 2020 First! A New Book!

Well, I did it! I released my first book for 2020 and that is HUGE for me. It’s a novella at 25k words but it’s still a HUGE deal for me and so I’m celebrating. How? I’m spending… Read More

Musings Over Coffee: Write From the Heart

Cleaning my phone photo album because I’m hitting 2TB on my cloud storage and found my first ever self-made trailer for Everything She Ever Wanted from October 2016. Brought tears to my eyes because I never really wrote… Read More

Take It Easy… or What Happens When You Find a Working Walkman AND an Eagles CD in the Garage

“What about the Eagles?” “Perfect,” Dax says as I press Play and the music plays on the cab stereo speakers. For the next few minutes, I sip my coffee in silence, listening to Glen Frey telling me to… Read More

Happy Endings

There are rumblings on social media over what romance really is as a genre. Some state that all you need is a glimmer of hope for a story to be labeled a romance like, let’s say, Me Before… Read More

A New Day

The little dude is attending a Lego engineering class next door and while I thought it would be a good idea to be his “aide” like the one he had during his school year in case he’d be… Read More

Indecision 2017

Sometimes I feel that’s the tagline for my year so far. Indecision 2017.  With so many instances where I’ve changed my mind about so many things, it’s time I start being more organized (even if I kinda am,… Read More

A Smattering of Thoughts Over Morning Coffee #mondayblogs

Daylight Savings Time is in full effect here in SoCal and I’m working on a new story for a picture that I fell in love with and created a cover for.  After three tries on the first few chapters,… Read More

Finding Truth in Stories

A few readers have asked me who my inspiration for Dr. Harlow James in my novel, Everything She Ever Wanted, was – if I had one.  And I sure did have someone in mind, a few in fact…. Read More