Two years ago I went to Scotland for the fourth time (or maybe the fifth!) Perhaps because I am Scottish on the McClendon and Stewart sides my heart always longs for the Highlands. So it was natural that I set my next Bennett Sisters novel in Scotland, at the wedding discussed in Give Him the... show more
Two years ago I went to Scotland for the fourth time (or maybe the fifth!) Perhaps because I am Scottish on the McClendon and Stewart sides my heart always longs for the Highlands. So it was natural that I set my next Bennett Sisters novel in Scotland, at the wedding discussed in Give Him the Ooh-la-la. The Things We Said Today, the new Bennett Sisters novel, is now out! Besides my own novels I am a co-author with four other crime novelists of the foodie thriller, Beat Slay Love. This dark, comic send-up of Eat Pray Love is "delicious over-the-top fun." Check it out here on Amazon.The latest Bennett Sisters book is a novella - Give Him the Ooh-la-la! Merle and Pascal in New York City for the holidays, drag queens, wine, and misadventures! The sequel to Blackbird Fly is here! The Girl in the Empty Dress finds Merle Bennett back in France, this time with all four of her sisters plus one friend. The friend, a law colleague of one sister, is moody and secretive and the Bennetts don't warm toward her. When she finds an injured dog along the roadside and determines to keep it, the walking tour of the Dordogne takes a dark and dangerous turn. Who is this dog everyone is after? And who is Gillian Sargent, the friend no one knows? So exciting to be back in France again with the sisters. I did my own walking tour of France in 2012. It was much less exciting, but no more delightful, than the story told in The Girl in the Empty Dress. ---Lise McClendon writes fiction from her home in Montana. She is the author of twelve novels, short stories, and articles. In 1997 she wrote and directed the short film, The Hoodoo Artist, featured at the Telluride Indiefest. She has served on the national boards of directors for Mystery Writers of America and International Association of Crime Writers/North America. She is on the faculty of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and co-presents a novel workshop for writers.Lise also writes under the pseudonym Rory Tate. Jump Cut (2011) and PLAN X (2013) are by Rory Tate."After thirty years writing fiction has become as necessary as breathing. Finding the essential story in the novel, chipping away the rock until the solid core is revealed, is an adventure and a joy."