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Lisa Jensen

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I've painted pottery, sold movie tickets and books, drawn cartoons, and hand-crafted fabric dolls. Now I get to write full-time; the hours are flexible and there's no dress code. My movie reviews appear on Rotten Tomatoes. My novel, "Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge," comes out in July, 2018, from Candlewick. My historical/fantasy "Alias Hook," was published by Thomas Dunne Books in July, 2014. My historical pirate novel, "The Witch From the Sea," was published in 2001. Visit me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lisa-Jensen-...


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Lisa Jensen In my "day job" as a film critic a few years ago, I was reviewing a new live-action "Peter Pan" movie, and I was suddenly struck by the pathos of the…moreIn my "day job" as a film critic a few years ago, I was reviewing a new live-action "Peter Pan" movie, and I was suddenly struck by the pathos of the Captain Hook character, a grown man stranded in a world of eternal childhood. I wondered what his life had been like before the Neverland, and what he had ever done to deserve such a fate, playing villain to a pack of bratty little boys. I found him a very witty and sympathetic character as he told me his story, and I decided I had to give him one last chance to get out of the Neverland! Which is what "Alias Hook" is all about.(less)
Lisa Jensen Zoe and Jack, in "Playing The Jack," by Mary Brown. Published in 1984 and long out of print, this is a ripping romantic adventure I bought…moreZoe and Jack, in "Playing The Jack," by Mary Brown. Published in 1984 and long out of print, this is a ripping romantic adventure I bought remaindered, and have loved, loved, loved ever since! Lively dialogue, deeply faceted characters who never stop growing, and a riveting pas de deux between well-matched romantic partners make this an unforgettable classic. Drop everything and go track down a copy right now!(less)
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Alias Hook

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The folks at Publishers Weekly just awarded a STARRED review to Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge! They say, in part:

"Jensen includes all of the tale’s most significant elements, while still adding new twists and depths. Haunting language and lush descriptions engage the senses, making this a memorable, worthy addition to the canon of “Beauty and the Beast” retellings."

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Fasten your gauntlets for this wild ride! Actor-author David Blixt merges the historical realities of life in the Renaissance Italian city-states with what you might call the origin stories of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays. The plot begins ...more
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Lisa Jensen is on page 306 of 569 of The Master of Verona: By now, at least a dozen characters (and possibly one dog) have surfaced who are now obviously, or poised to become, famous Shakespearean characters. It may take Blixt 100 pages to describe the events of a single day, but he knows his Shakespeare, his Dante, and his Renaissance Italian history. Busy plot, lots of characters to keep track of, but there's never a dull moment.
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"AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST is the first thing I've read by Iain Pears. It hooked me at the beginning, but then I found my attention starting to flag about 20% in, and I let the book kind of languish at my bedside for weeks, only sporadically re..." Read more of this review »
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"I can't get enough of this book. I plan to read it again very soon. I love the swagger of Hookbridge, and that Jensen doesn't portray him as a misunderstood person, but as he really was a villainous person. In life experience, however, he grew tir..." Read more of this review »
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“Children must find not only their happiest fantasies, but their most violent and terrible nightmares. They must face their demons and laugh at them. That is the key to growing up.”
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“Kindness freely offered that asks for no reward, love that values another above yourself, the wisdom to live without fear. That is the best of life”
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“He has youth and innocence on his side, and the heartlessness that comes with them. I have only heartlessness, and it is never, ever enough.”
Lisa Jensen, Alias Hook

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“Whatever else might be said against me, and there are volumes, at least, at last, I have loved.”
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“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more, nor less.”
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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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“They've been through every kind of hell together. What else do you suppose love is?”
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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
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