Blog posts related to publishing projects.

Following Deer Creek Blog & Documentary Project

Following Deer Creek is a story-based study of the Deer Creek Watershed in Nevada County, California. As information is gathered, individual blog posts about the watershed’s history, geology, geography, plants, animals, and contemporary issues are published as well as short videos featuring historians, wildlife biologists, reenactments, storytellers and area experts. The goal is the creation of an hour-long documentary.


Redfern Writes Short Stories

Redfern Writes: short stories, fan, flash, and micro fiction.

Topics; apocalypse, children, couples, death & dying, environment, family life, historical fiction, horror, humor, love & romance, mature age, people & animals, relationships, and psychological thrillers.




Independent Author How-To’s

Combining a career’s worth of knowledge about business, marketing, publishing, artwork, and design, Lisa breaks down steps and creates to-do’s to support independent authors as they develop their business.

Topics; elements of an electronic media kit, where to find high quality & free images, manuscript editing, writing research resources, the story arc, writers conferences, interview questions, and book reviews.

Shared Tastes Recipes & Techniques

Shared Tastes: Polish, German, Mexican, Americana, wild game, kid-friendly and world culture recipes. Organic ingredient alternatives. Food-centric Northern California family memories from the 1950s – 1980s, historic cookbooks, cooking techniques & lessons and visual Flavor Profiles.