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Lisa de Nikolits

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Lisa de Nikolits is the author seven novels;

7. No Fury Like That, a murder mystery with excellent reviews by Metroland Media and high profile international crime writers.

6. The Nearly Girl has just been released to rave reviews by magazines, literary journals and readers.

5. Between The Cracks She Fell was released in August of 2015 and received excellent reviews in magazines as well as literary journals. It won the Bronze IPPY Award for Popular Fiction.

4. The Witchdoctor’s Bones which launched in Spring 2014 to acclaim from Canadian Living magazine and many popular reader and literary reviews.

3. A Glittering Chaos which was released in Spring 2013 and which tied to win the IPPY Silver Medal for Popular Fiction 2014.

2. West of Wawa (win
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Lisa de Nikolits I just keep writing! If I don't have a big idea to work on, then I write sentences, fragments (observations/poems) that I may or may not use later. My…moreI just keep writing! If I don't have a big idea to work on, then I write sentences, fragments (observations/poems) that I may or may not use later. My motto is 'write one thing a day' and I do - sometimes that thing is thousands of words, other times it's only a sentence. 'Just one thing a day' is how I do it, and I don't look beyond that or stress because I haven't written more. After all, novels are made up of one sentence after another! (less)
Lisa de Nikolits I love living in the fantasy land of make-believe! And when a story starts to really gel and come together, it's one of the best feelings in the…moreI love living in the fantasy land of make-believe! And when a story starts to really gel and come together, it's one of the best feelings in the world! And when people like (or even hate) your characters, they are relating to them in a real way, as if they were real people, and it doesn't get better than that! I love entertaining people too. I know, for me, that escaping into a good book is one of life's greatest pleasures and that I can offer that to a reader, is such an incredible gift. I know how much books mean to me, so to be part of the crowd who helps create them, well, I feel truly blessed.(less)
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The Witchdoctor's Bones

4.08 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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West of Wawa

3.76 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Nearly Girl

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A Glittering Chaos

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No Fury Like That

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Between The Cracks She Fell

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The Hungry Mirror

4.24 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Bake Your Way To Happiness

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In nervous anticipation of the release of my forthcoming novel, No Fury Like That, I thought I’d take a moment to regroup and look at my writing year so far.

The year began in a very unwriterly way, with my day job taking over for the first three months – I hardly did any writing at all. I’m a freelance art director/graphic designer (specializing in print magazines) and what with the market bei... Read more of this blog post »
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"Lisa de Nikolits wrote in her acknowledgements for "No Fury Like That" that she penned her 7th novel after being laid off by her soulless media company of an employer -- what a great writer's prompt that turned out to be! A hard-bitten young busin..." Read more of this review »
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“When hit by boredom, let yourself be crushed by it; submerge, hit bottom. In general, with things unpleasant, the rule is: The sooner you hit bottom, the faster you surface. The idea here is to exact a full look at the worst. The reason boredom deserves such scrutiny is that it represents pure, undiluted time in all its repetitive, redundant, monotonous splendor.

Boredom is your window on the properties of time that one tends to ignore to the likely peril of one's mental equilibrium. It is your window on time's infinity. Once this window opens, don't try to shut it; on the contrary, throw it wide open.”
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Lisa Nikolits The Nearly Girl has just been incredibly successfully launched! Would you like to know How Characters Create Their Own Brand of Funny? I am guest blogger on Melodie Campbell's site today and we look at how crime and comedy meet and how the characters help write their own funny! I hope you will enjoy! http://bit.ly/2eobQEy


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Dana Davis Thanks for the GR friendship, Lisa. Happy writing! www.danadaviswriting.com


Savannah Lisa,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
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