Here are some things I love: sassy heroines, twisty mysteries, juicy secrets.
My books, written under my own name and as Rory Tate, are full of all those things. I am fascinated by the lives of women. Men are awesome too, I love men! But the choices that women can and do sometimes make are a quagmire of directions, sending women into careers, love affairs, children (or no children), travels, and hobbies.
I started out writing mysteries set in Montana and Wyoming (Alix Thorssen mysteries), World War 2-era mysteries (Dorie Lennox), the branched out into standalones (Jump Cut, PLAN X, All Your Pretty Dreams), and the Bennett Sisters Mysteries, now four strong and counting. Read about all the books at www.lisemcclendon.com
Besides my own novels I am a co-author with four other crime novelists of the foodie thriller, Beat Slay Love. This dark, comic send-up of Eat Pray Love is "delicious over-the-top fun." Check it out here on Amazon.
Lise McClendon writes fiction from her home in Montana. She is the author of twelve novels, short stories, and articles. In 1997 she wrote and directed the short film, The Hoodoo Artist, featured at the Telluride Indiefest. She has served on the national boards of directors for Mystery Writers of America and International Association of Crime Writers/North America. She is on the faculty of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and co-presents a novel workshop for writers.
"After thirty years writing fiction has become as necessary as breathing. Finding the essential story in the novel, chipping away the rock until the solid core is revealed, is an adventure and a joy."