Lisa Cox Carter

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Lisa Carter is the bestselling author of seven romantic suspense novels, four historical novellas and a contemporary Coast Guard series. The Stronghold won the 2017 Daphne du Maurier. Under a Turquoise Sky won the 2015 Carol Award for Romantic Suspense. Beyond the Cherokee Trail was a 4 1/2 star Romantic Times Top Pick.

As a Southern romantic suspense writer--Sweet Tea with a Slice of Murder--Lisa Carter has definite opinions on serious issues like barbeque, ACC basketball and the whole Pepsi vs. Coke controversy.

She and her husband have two daughters and make their home in North Carolina. When she isn't writing, Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales. She also enjoys quilting and researching her next exotic adventure.

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Lisa Cox Carter Writers write because they can't help but write. The same way dancers dance and singers sing. Writing is not for everyone. Writers spend a lot of time…moreWriters write because they can't help but write. The same way dancers dance and singers sing. Writing is not for everyone. Writers spend a lot of time alone with their thoughts in front of a computer. It is draining and hard work. Writers have to say no to many other interests to focus on this one thing they are compelled to do—tell stories. If you are really called to write—write something every day. Doesn't matter if it's a journal or a blog. Whether it's good or bad. Writing is like a muscle that must be exercised to increase in strength. Forget the naysayers. Ignore the haters. There are more avenues than ever before to have a book published—indie and/or traditional. I think perseverance and discipline matter more than talent initially. That said—there are a ton of more fun ways to spend your life. If you don't absolutely, positively want to write—don't. Do what is fun and nurturing to you. If you are truly passionate about something, nothing will stop you.(less)
Lisa Cox Carter Do something rote that occupies my hands and yet frees my subconscious mind to perambulate around the sticking point in my story. I'll take a walk, do…moreDo something rote that occupies my hands and yet frees my subconscious mind to perambulate around the sticking point in my story. I'll take a walk, do laundry, take a shower (my husband says you can chart my books by the water bill), and if all else fails, clean the house.
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The Inspiration behind His Secret Daughter

[image error]When one of my friends was a toddler, her father was deployed for a very long time during the Vietnam War. Her mother was afraid she wouldn’t remember him when he returned. So as they went through their normal routine, her mother talked about her dad a lot.

“Blue is Daddy’s favorite color. Daddy likes red apples the best. Pumpkin pie is his favorite dessert . . .”

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Stacey Thank you for the friedship, Lisa!

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Cindy Thanks for the friendvite! Look forward to chatting books with you:)

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Sandra Hi Lisa,
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Yvonne Thanks for adding me to your friends!

Maureen Mullis Thank you for inviting this author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels including the cozy mysteries (What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription), In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!

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Karen Malena Thanks for the friend invite Lisa! Have a lovely afternoon! Karen

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Beth Hi Lisa,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, Deadly Currents, and my upcoming May release, Wicked Eddies, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: . I also have a Goodreads Giveaway going at:
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