Movie review: Hidden Figures

If you are looking for a historical piece that is accurate and heartwarming you really don’t have to go far. This movie made my heart swell with pride at these amazing women who made the space program actually work.

While being a period piece shows how far we have come of course the world needs to go much farther to give equal credit to the amazing women who worked on many projects that brought the human race to the road we should be on.

The amazing efforts of the three women portrayed in this movie by three very talented actresses has only recently been acknowledged by the country they so proudly served.

Along with some of the more recent takes on NASA and how important it has been to the US and the world in general, this film shows us the people behind the big and splashy headlines. I highly recommend this be shown in schools and taught to all middle schoolers. We need to realize that women of all colors have been intrigal to the success of the country as a whole. A total thumbs up from me.


yes i am still here

For those of you who have been wondering where I went over the past few weeks well I have been working on turning my novels, collections and illustrated stories into sellable books. I have turned a lot of my work into paperbacks hoping that I will get some more attention.

If you are interested you can find my paperbacks of the following books on Amazon.

As Lisa Williamson

Beyond Realities

Fall Into Nightmares

Death Walks Through

Distance Means Little to Love

Echoes of Elder Times




Where Angels No Longer Tread

Generations of Love

Guardians of the Gate City

Love Loss and Lonelines

Magic and Nightmares

Mythos of Love

Pleasant Moments

Quick Flashes of Fiction

Reflections in Drabble

To Save Face or Family

The Traveler

Worlds Apart

As LA Mason

If I could Fly

Yes I have others I haven’t yet turned into paperbacks but I am taking a break because it can be very frustrating to do this. I am still working on the various illustrated stories I have been posting. I need to remove my handwritten words and type them in to be easier to read. I have also discovered that the multiple tales I have need more work to be considered finished. Hopefully the children’s and young adult stories will catch an audience.

For those of you who have read my work, I do thank you. While very few of you have gone on to review them at least a handful of you have tried out my various stories.

I will get back to publishing on my various blogs the items that they are for. Expect new tales, new reviews, new photos, new recipes and so much more when possible.

book review: The Showing

Reading this on the last night of the year was an interesting experience. I luckily had lights on and the sound of the tv in the background, otherwise i would be shuddering. This is a truly scary little bit of fiction. Well worth the read.

The only thing I didn’t understand was the epilogue. It did not need to be there at all as it repeated another part of the book. So get this and read it..with the lights on

book review: The Secret of Sanctus

Once again Ms McCullough has taken us into a world very different from others. In this novel Bengt and Tian decide to come out, if only to a special few and in doing so we learn more about this complicated and intriguing world that is being built. We learn about the pasts of both characters before they were joined and about how Vampires are bred.

I can see this series gaining a lot of traction. The concepts are strong and very different from the run of the mill urban fantasy. I love the bits of history woven skillfully into tales of healing and trying to find a place to fit in in a world not meant for other worldly creatures.

Outstanding to me me was the introduction of other were creatures. When I read about the were-chimpanzee I cheered. I have read many tales of were creatures but this was a first for me. As a writer of fantasy myself I applaud Ms McCullough’s choices and I am looking forward to reading more of her work!

book review: The Secret Dead

Picked this up when it was on free and this book was more than worth what I paid. Written in a style different from most zombie fiction, this book hooked me from the start. A Night Hag is something I have not seen so far. Having the character work for a non-human advocacy group and for a zombie detection group was both interesting and different.

The action was well paced and just enough different from the norm by being set in London that I found something new with each page. This author researched well and wrote so that you felt you were riding along with a native of London in a world not our own. Can’t wait to read the next in the series.