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Lisa April Smith

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Lisa April Smith is the award winning author of "Dangerous Lies," "Exceeding Expectations" first in the 'Charlie' series, "Paradise Misplaced," second in the series and her latest, "The Second Best Time," third in the series - launch date 1/1/2016- all in the genre she playfully calls “Suspense with Sizzle." But perhaps one reviewer succinctly said it best: “Lisa April Smith’s books have the pace and heat of Jacqueline Susann and the style and sophistication of Dominick Dunne.”

Her fourth book, "Forgotten Tales of China," is her first venture into historical fiction, and has received reviews. Epic in scope, it skillfully blends scientific data with Smith’s acknowledged gift for storytelling.

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Lisa April Smith I don't permit myself to have writer's block.

I sit down at my desk and start anywhere. Edit previous work. Update my outline, or time line and the…more
I don't permit myself to have writer's block.

I sit down at my desk and start anywhere. Edit previous work. Update my outline, or time line and the ideas come. When I'm driving or listening to music, I give myself permission to daydream, to try improbable story lines before discarding them. A ten foot tall stalk comes from a single grain of corn. Imagination is a tool. Work with it. (less)
Lisa April Smith I don't know if it's the best thing, but I really enjoy spending time with my characters. They are very entertaining.
Average rating: 3.96 · 152 ratings · 53 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Exceeding Expectations

3.95 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Paradise Misplaced

3.90 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Dangerous Lies

4.11 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Forgotten Tales of China

4.08 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Second Best Time

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It's my goal to post entries about my approach to writing, a few tips aspiring authors may find useful, as well as some candid entries about what’s happening in my life.
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This is my fourth book and the one I had to write. Can't wait to hear from fans and readers I haven't as yet met.

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