To say you're welcome were superfluous…
Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast:
You are princes and my guests.

˜ Pericles, Act 2, Scene 3

A hundred thousand welcomes!

I'm Lisa DiDio, a young adult novelist and fan of all things creative. Here you'll find my musings on writing, life and the creative process, as well as links to the people and things that delight and inspire me.

What I've been up to:

In My Head

I'm in clean, sort, purge, and reorganize mode because the firstborn is returning home for summer soon and I'll have to house him and his stuff. I've been working on our calendar, too, making summery plans, which has me longing rather fiercely for the beach.

On The Desk

Mysterious, wonderful beginnings; options and possibilities; daydreams and whispers and sketches of things not yet manifest. I'm in the liminal space between stories, but the tidal pull of words is getting stronger by the minute.

In The Cup

My bestie went to China last month and brought some of the most amazing jasmine tea back for me. The tin gorgeous, but what's inside it is even better. 

Now Streaming

Marvel®'s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.™ Look, I love Coulson as much as the next person, but can we put Mack in charge? The dude just makes sense, no matter how nonsensical things around him become. Also, he's awesome.

Currently Playing

Anything and everything ever recorded by Jack Johnson. Jack's music is like springtime; it's sunshine for the soul.

On The Nightstand

Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven King. I've been waiting for this book since I read the last line in Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and I expect it'll be worth every minute. There may have been an actual squeal of joy when it was delivered.