Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

Romance is good for your heart!


Posted on Dec 20, 2017 by Lisa Ricard Claro   11 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Happy Wednesday, and greetings from Paradise! We’re enjoying sunshine and a deep azure sky. The windows are open, and a delightful breeze coming off the Gulf is making my condo smell like heaven—by which I mean it is blowing the doggy smell out of the house in favor of salt air. As soon as I close the windows my dogs will make certain the place regains its former pooch smell, so I’ve got to enjoy this while I can. And these two don’t understand the problem:

Also, I’m so grateful to live where I used to vacation. Going to the beach is a lot cheaper now. 🙂

I’d like to offer huge thanks to the readers who helped bring THE WRITE MAN to #3 on the Amazon Kindle Worlds Contemporary bestseller list earlier in the week. It has since been bumped by newer releases and is sitting at #18 this morning, which is still a delight for this author. Thank you to everyone who made this happen! I appreciate you so much.

(Just a little nudge: If you read THE WRITE MAN, please go to Amazon and post a review. Those reviews make all the difference in the world. Thanks!)

Sincere thanks to two of my blogger pals and fellow writers, Sioux Roslawski and Linda O’Connell. Sioux was kind enough to post her review of THE WRITE MAN on her blog Sioux’s Page, and Linda invited me to do an interview at her blog, Write From the Heart.  I appreciate the opportunity to get news of THE WRITE MAN out there. Thank you!

In other news, LOVE TO BELIEVE will soon be available as an audiobook! Pam Dougherty, the narrator/producer, finished up earlier this week, and we expect Audible to make it available to listeners within the next week or so. LOVE BUILT TO LAST, released as an audiobook a few months ago, has already racked up ten full five-star reviews. If you listened to that and loved it, wait until you hear LOVE TO BELIEVE. Pam did an amazing job again of bringing the Fireflies characters to life.

There was a lot packed into the last few weeks, but I’m happy now to take a break and enjoy the Christmas holiday with family and friends. Last night the hubster and I enjoyed dinner and music with friends who have introduced us to a local group called the Goldtones. The Goldtones are a popular doo-wop/oldies group and have quite a following here in Southern Florida. Most of what they perform is a bit before our time, but if you visit Writing in the Buff often then you know that I listen to everything from Patsy Cline to Maroon-5.  Here’s a sampling of the Goldtones for you:

It was certainly easy to . . .


. . . and we did!

Tonight we’re going caroling, which I haven’t done in years. The hubster doesn’t sing, but he’s agreed to come along anyway. Friday is our neighborhood Christmas party, and our daughter is arriving from Georgia that day as well. Tomorrow is our last shopping day, and we’ll be wrapping gifts with the windows open and Christmas music blaring!

How about you? What are you up to over the holiday weekend?

Wishing each of you a wonderful Christmas weekend! See you next Wednesday. 🙂

Romance is good for your heart! To purchase your copy of Love Built to Last, Love to Believe, or Love to Win in eBook or print just click the book cover on this blog’s sidebar. Autographed copies are available for purchase on my HOME page. 🙂  The audio version of Love Built to Last is available HERE now!

11 Responses to "Merrymaking!"

  1. Comment by Jennifer
    December 20, 2017 at 11:12 am  

    Congrats on the success of THE WRITE MAN!! You deserve it 🙂

    Today is my last day or work until 2018!! What will I be doing? Time with family, lots of reading and eating. Well…not too much eating I hope. I still have to fit into my pants 😉

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 27, 2017 at 9:55 am  

      That sounds like fun—the eating and reading part. lol Hope you enjoyed a terrific Christmas!

  2. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    December 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm  

    The Write Man is such a good story. I’m glad that it’s doing well for you and I can’t wait to listen to Love to Believe!

    The Goldtones are great. 😉 Busy day today, computer clinic and then bingo. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 27, 2017 at 9:55 am  

      You’re so busy! Always running, running, and doing stuff. I hope you take time to relax. And I hope you won at bingo. 😉

  3. Comment by Pat Wahler
    December 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm  

    All kinds of exciting things happening for you, Lisa. All your hard work is paying off.

    Enjoy the season. Merry Christmas!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 27, 2017 at 9:56 am  

      Thanks, Pat. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  4. Comment by Stephanie Trietsch
    December 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm  

    We’re heading west toward TX to visit family including Twin B who I haven’t seen since October! So thankful long distance phone calls are free now. Tries to explain how expensive it used to be and neither child seemed to fully comprehend opening that bill and prepping myself to tell the hubs!LOL

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 27, 2017 at 9:56 am  

      Wishing you safe travels and a wonderful family visit, Stephanie. 🙂

  5. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    December 23, 2017 at 5:33 pm  

    Lisa, I envy you making so many new and wonderful friends and changes in your life. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Stop by and see who’s living at our house.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 27, 2017 at 9:57 am  

      Love that blog post, Linda! What a lucky cat Sassy is!

  6. Comment by Lynn Obermoeller
    January 6, 2018 at 9:42 pm  

    Sounds like you are enjoying your new home/life. YAY! I’ll email you a question I have about your new book! Congratulations if I haven’t said already!

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