Lisa N. Frieden grew up in California and spent a few unforgettable years in Santa Barbara. She’s read everything from William Shakespeare to Linda Howard and has developed a passion for romantic suspense, in which she finds the perfect blend of love, mystery and suspense to shape her own storytelling. She lives, loves, dreams and writes in the Bay Area.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Southern California, surrounded on one side by chaparral and desert-dry mountains and by the ocean on the other, helping to mitigate the millions of people in the LA basin. The natural world factors prominently in my work as it has in my own psychology.
When did you first start writing?
I began telling stories to my younger sister and the three girls who lived next door. I then started writing stories down by the time I was in 4th grade.
Zoe Thompson gets an urgent warning from a member of the marijuana cult her sister has joined. The man says Clarity is in danger. Undercover cop Jason Parrish has infiltrated the cult to catch a kingpin running drugs in the redwood forests of Humboldt County. Zoe and he must work together to find Clarity and survive the perils of the of the Emerald Triangle.
Dialysis: a Memoir describes the year Lisa Frieden spent on dialysis, from her initial hospitalization with kidney failure, through the months on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, to her successful transplant operation. The memoir explores her experiences and details how she ultimately overcame the physical and emotional challenges of kidney failure to thrive in her new life.
Carla deVille is a kick-ass CIA operative, who relies on the power of logic and reason to always get her man. Now she's up against the Illuminati, an occult group that has abducted her sister and plans to launch a nuclear attack. The rich boy she once loved and lost keeps turning up in the wrong places. Does he really still love her, or is he just carrying out the Illuminati's evil plan?