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I’m a fiction writer and have been working on my stories since 1983. That’s when my second boy was born and I figured I better have something to keep my brain going! I have published eleven novels plus a couple short stories and a variety of articles. I once was the film reviewer for the BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN newspaper and love movies. I  served on the national boards of directors for Mystery Writers of America and International Ass’n of Crime Writers/North America. Every summer I join the faculty for the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, critiquing, workshopping, and talking writing with writers of all stripes. I lived in Wyoming twice, in Jackson and Lander, twenty years apart. In between, and now, I am home in Montana. I still remember all the words to that childhood song I learned in fourth grade: “My home’s in Montana, I wear a bandanna, my spurs are of silver, my pony is gray…”  So far I have neither pony nor spurs but I love my home state.

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I am totally undisciplined about picking my next project and thus my career, as I laughingly call it, has no doubt suffered from inconsistency. This is a problem I refuse to fix. Writing is too personal, too difficult. Love to have you as a reader though. I find my books often have a bit of philosophy in them, about how life affects you in different stages. And crime, always a bit of bloody crime. (Except for All Your Pretty Dreams. That’s my “new adult” novel.)

My small press, operated with Katy Munger is Thalia Press. You can order my books from any bookstore, or find them online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords.

There are a couple Facebook pages: Personal and Professional. The Pro one is open to all.Come by and talk books.

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And I’m on Twitter, finally. @lisemcclendon. Give me a shout!

Confidentially yours,


going Hollywood
in Paris!
in Paris!
The Moose of Moose Street - Jackson Hole
The Moose of Moose Street – Jackson Hole

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