Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

Romance is good for your heart!


Posted on Jan 8, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   4 Comments | Posted in cup of comfort · toot

WARNING:  Self-Horn Tooting ahead!
Sounds a little kinky, but I promise y’all I’m not doing anything hedonistic with horns or anything else that toots. 
Here’s the real deal.  I have a piece appearing in the Muffin, that blog extraordinaire written by women for women writers at the WOW! Women on Writing website—just click this link and you’ll get right to it: .
Blogging is a terrific avenue to rid oneself of the dragon known as writer’s block, something about which I became aware last year when my very own Writing Yoda, the inimitable Cathy C. Hall, provided these pearls of wisdom:  “Grasshopper,” she said.  “Blog you must.”
Actually, it was more along the lines of, “Quit whining like a little girl and start writing.” 
Either way, as usual, she was right. (As it happens, in addition to being wise, Cathy is also funny, talented, and pretty darn cute…check her out at: 
As I’m horn tooting, now is also a great time to mention that my story, “Angels Afoot,” will be appearing in the anthology Cup of Comfort for a Better World, due in stores this spring.  I’ll toot-toot again when it hits the shelves.  Also, I just learned today that my short story, “Dusk”, earned an Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Journal Romance contest.  Toot-toot! (Please forgive all the tooting…and without beans, too!)
For a writer there is no better way to begin the New Year than having work published, so 2010 is off to a great start.  Running a close second would be learning that all the calories in Peanut M&Ms grow wings and fly into the atmosphere as soon as the bag is opened.  I’m not so hopeful about that one.
For my writer friends I wish you a glorious 2010 filled with publishing contracts, ooh-gobs of readers, and permanent banishment of the writer’s block dragon.  For my non-writer friends I wish you a year filled with whatever will please you most.  If that turns out to be calorie free M&Ms, please share.
Til next time –

4 Responses to "Toot-Toot!"

  1. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    January 9, 2010 at 12:33 am  

    Oh my gosh! You make me sound scathingly BRILLIANT!But the best part is that you think I'm pretty darn cute…hmmm, when's the last time someone thought I was even cute? Um, well, this isn't about me, grasshopper. It's all about you!Big congrats for you, putting yourself out there. You know, you can't get pubbed if you don't write. And girl, you can write! Thrilled for you, Lisa!(And thanks for all those lovely words you put together about me! They're kinda true, right?:-)

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    January 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm  

    You ARE scathingly brilliant! I would have added that you are inspiring and generous as well, but that would've been gushing. 🙂 Seriously, Master Y, you have provided some hard pushes (okay, shoves) when I needed them, sometimes when you didn't even know you were doing it (which makes you doubly awesome). I appreciate you. Tons.

  3. Comment by Carrie
    January 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm  

    Lisa, Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your stuff:-)Chop Chop I want more!

  4. Comment by anita
    January 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm  

    Lisa, I am so happy for you and so eager to read your stuff. You keep tooting or I may be gyped of knowing about some wonderful pieces that I would be devastated to learn I had missed! Good job, Lisa, and many more. Treat yourself to some M&M's – you earned them.

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