• Tips for editing an anthology

    June 2, 2015

    We’re a little under a month out from publication on Perchance to Dream! I’m excited for it to be released, but I’m also excited for it just to be done. This project has consumed so much of my time, and I will be really glad to be able to go back to working on my…

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  • PERCHANCE TO DREAM: Cover reveal and story synopses!

    May 4, 2015

    Perchance to Dream, aka “that anthology Lyssa won’t shut up about,” has been a real labor of love for me. It has been an incredible process—the first time I’ve ever attempted to head up a project like this. I didn’t know how it would turn out, going in. For awhile, I had visions of having…

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  • Just a quick update

    April 19, 2015

    I know it’s been a while since I last posted—things have been very busy in Lyssa Land! I just finished the first round of edits for the Perchance to Dream anthology, and I have to say, the collection is looking pretty darn good! But there’s still a lot of work to do: revisions, formatting the…

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  • A promise to my readers

    January 19, 2015

    I’m sure everyone has heard about the disturbing events of this last October, so we definitely don’t need to rehash that. Those cases were extreme and rare, probably once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. But the unfortunate reality is that—even if it’s not to the same extent—reviewers being confronted by angry authors is a common problem that does not…

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  • Top 10 Most Influential Books

    January 8, 2015

    A while back, I got tagged in one of those memes that was floating around: the top ten books that have stayed with you over the years; not necessarily your favorites, but ones that influenced you. The meme instructions said “don’t think about it too much,” but I did think about it quite a bit.…

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  • New Year’s News

    January 1, 2015

    2014 was a difficult year. It was a hard year for me, personally, because of a couple of severe health problems that really got in the way of getting a whole lot of much accomplished. And I know it was a difficult year for the world, too; I think I was more stressed out by…

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