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Lisa Nicholas
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Clever, eh?
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I've had weeks like that.
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This blog post, which I first published nearly five years ago, remains among the most frequently read -- no doubt because lazy (or perhaps merely confused) college students surf the net looking for other people to explain literature for them, rather than trying to understand it themselves. Which is rather ironic in this case, given the point of the article.
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Adventures in Comparative Mythology: Can the Epic of Gilgamesh still speak to us?
We’ve almost finished our examination of the Epic of Gilgamesh and its account of the Great Flood. All that’s left is to ask what enduring truths, if any, we find in this poem. This is the real test of literature — does it continue to speak to us, after gen...
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Here are ten good reasons to have an author blog. At least one or two of them should help any writer get over a reluctance to "bother" with blogging.
by Robin Houghton One of the questions I'm most asked is "how do you find time to write a blog?" I can answer this quite simply – I find the time in the same way that I find time to do the grocery shopping, or read poetry, or...
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For those who self-publishing or use a small publisher and wants to share ideas and experiences. Community members can also contribute to our group blog at http://indiecatholicauthors.wordpress.com.
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Necessity is the mother of invention.
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This is the second most-read post on my literature & reading blog, over the last five years. (The most popular is a discussion of Flannery O'Connor's "Revelation".)  Give it a read and find out why it has been so popular.
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This blog post, which I first published nearly five years ago, remains among the most frequently read -- no doubt because lazy (or perhaps merely confused) college students surf the net looking for other people to explain literature for them, rather than trying to understand it for themselves. Which is rather ironic in this case, given the point of the article.
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Americans really drink too much soda.
 
Good night my friends.  lol
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I wonder what the coffee looks like...  :)
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Since I just left a comment on +Gil Michelini's post about his book cover, advising him to get some unbiased viewer feedback on his cover design before he finalizes it, I thought I would let you all know (or remind you) about this web site. It's one of Derek Murphy's many creations, and lets anyone rate your cover, FWIW.
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This article by Roz Morris has some important tips for designing your book for print. Together with my recent post on ebook design on the Indie Catholic blog, I hope it will convince you that print books and ebooks are different critters, and need to be put together with different things in mind.

BTW, I worked for a number of years as a graphic designer and typographer and would be happy to help anyone who feels wobbly about designing a print book (NOT cover illustration, but any other part of the design).
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I'm a freelance writer and teacher.
Skills
Writing, teaching, editing
Employment
  • My computer
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
    Currently working on a science fiction novel, but available for all kinds of writing jobs!
  • Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization
    Tutor, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Dallas
    Adjunct Asst Professor, 2011
  • The University of Southern Indiana
    Instructor, English & Humanities, 2004 - 2009
  • Texas Society of CPAs
    Graphic Designer, 1988 - 1996
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Currently
Garland, TX
Previously
Arlington, TX - Fort Worth, TX - Newburgh, IN - Rockford, IL - Iowa City, IA - Madrid, Spain - Shreveport, LA - Alexandria, LA
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I read, write, think, and teach in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex
Introduction
After years in academics and non-profits, I am now dedicating my time to writing, and helping other writers succeed. I'm currently working on a Catholic science fiction novel (the first of a series) and have a best-selling book on the household use of diatomaceous earth on Amazon.com, as well as maintaining several blogs.

My Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas helped me indulge my love of literature, languages, philosophy, and history, all of which I've had an opportunity to teach at one time or another (currently under the auspices of the Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization).

For many years, I have sung with the parish choir of St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington, TX, and I have accumulated many years' experience volunteering in charitable outreach to the poor, in adult literacy, at the Arlington Night Shelter, and working with the St Vincent de Paul Society in Evansville, IN, visiting the needy and serving meals at the community soup kitchen.

After years of experience in community service, graphic design, scholarship, and teaching, I've finally returned to my childhood love, writing. I've finally figured out that you really can "have it all," just not all at the same time! Life is good.
Bragging rights
I've published a small book on the household uses of diatomaceous earth (Naturally Healthy Living With Diatomaceous Earth), which is selling well on Amazon.Right now, I'm working on a soft-science scifi novel with Catholic themes: _Cast Into the Deep Sea of Stars_. I'm available for all kinds of writing projects, but I prefer long-copy informational writing over copy-writing.
Education
  • University of Dallas
    Ph.D./Literature, M.A./English
  • Rockford College
    B. A., magna cum laude, English & Spanish
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Female
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L. A. Nicholas, Kit Pascoe