Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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What I Really Look Like Stalking a Deadline

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by Lisa Ricard Claro   19 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Disappointing news. Robert Robinson’s interview has been rescheduled to May 11th. But here is his book cover—click on it to link to Amazon so you can learn more about it before then. Gorgeous cover! And the essays are wonderful. I’ve read every one.



This week I’m hip deep writing that first grade interview book I told you about a short time ago. I’d really love to tell you that this is me, sleek and badass as I stalk the upcoming deadline:


Lying leopard in the shade looking back at me

Image courtesy of Tambako the Jaguar via

Yep, I’d really love to tell you that, but I can’t. I’m scrambling to get it done, Buttercup. So, to tell you the Naked Truth, this is a more accurate representation:



Image courtesy of mao_lini via


You get the idea. This week’s blog post is giving way to the demands of a first grade book about five different careers. Special thanks to Sioux Roslawski and Lynn Obermoeller for helping me collect interview questions from kids. Now that the responses are rolling in, I must get to work turning it all into a book for first grade readers while adhering to stringent guidelines. Wish me luck.

I shall see you next Wednesday. Have a wonderful week!

Thanks for strolling by –

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19 Responses to "What I Really Look Like Stalking a Deadline"

  1. Comment by Pat
    April 27, 2016 at 8:50 am  

    No problem, you got this, Lisa!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 27, 2016 at 8:01 pm  

      Thanks, Pat!

  2. Comment by Rob
    April 27, 2016 at 8:57 am  

    Hang tough. Thanks for the promo. Any success the book has will be because of your expert editing. Of that I have no doubt. You will make your deadline, because that’s what you do. 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 27, 2016 at 8:01 pm  

      Thanks, Rob. And don’t give me so much credit. Your essays rock, with or without me.

  3. Comment by Stephanie
    April 27, 2016 at 9:10 am  

    When we feel like lambs He shores us up into the lion he wants us to be! All be well.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm  

      Thanks for that, Stephanie. I also love the saying you have in your email signature: Do not mistake God’s delays for God’s denials. That one really stuck with me, and when that happens, you know it was meant for you!

  4. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    April 27, 2016 at 10:53 am  

    I’m so proud of you, Lisa. I have been unable to write anything of any kind for a while now, but have finally returned to my blog just to post photos of our darling Lindy dog, who is blind, arthritic, and not in beauty pageant shape.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 27, 2016 at 7:59 pm  

      So great to hear from you, Kay! Now I have to pop over to your blog to see Lindy. 🙂

  5. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    April 27, 2016 at 2:34 pm  

    Been there, done that. Who knew first grade could be so tough??? 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 27, 2016 at 7:58 pm  

      Yes, I knew you would feel my pain on this one. lol

  6. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    April 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm  

    Aloha from Maui! 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm  

      *Waving* Say hi to your hubster for me! Have fun!

  7. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    April 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm  

    First grade project sounds fun! I know what it looks and feels like to spin in all directions. you can handle it.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm  

      Today was quite productive. I still have a lot of work ahead of me, but I’m on a roll now. 🙂

  8. Comment by Karen Lange
    April 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm  

    Cheering you on! 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 4, 2016 at 7:55 am  

      Thanks, Karen!

  9. Comment by Sioux
    April 28, 2016 at 10:14 pm  

    Lisa–I’m in great company. Put right next to Lynn in YOUR blog.

    You’re welcome. And yes, you can make your deadline. Drink (maybe coffee and not wine… not yet). Eat (chocolate). Write.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 4, 2016 at 7:56 am  

      We’re all in great company! 🙂 And thanks for the encouragement. There has been coffee…and wine…and chocolate. Maybe not in that order.

  10. Comment by Becky Lewellen Povich
    May 11, 2016 at 6:24 am  

    Wow, Lisa – you are one busy gal. I’m obviously way behind in stopping by. I’ll email you later because I have questions….many questions! 🙂

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