Sunday, June 14, 2009


Lisa Caretti grew up in Detroit and now resides in Washington Township, Michigan with her husband and three children. She is the founder of a non-profit organization, The Healing Nest, which supports women and children with cancer.


Who is the one person who most encouraged or influenced you to be a writer—and why?

My friend Sharon was my cheerleader. I would send over chapters as I wrote them. She fell in love with the story from page one and would not let me stop…even if I could.

What most appeals to you: a complicated plot or compelling characters? And don’t say both…!

Compelling characters!!! I love creating them as much as I enjoy reading about them.

How long have you been writing? Is WHISTLE IN THE DARK the first novel you completed?

Whistle in the Dark is my first novel and the first story I have ever written.

Briefly tell us what WHISTLE IN THE DARK is about and let us know where we can buy it.

Psychologist Dena Davis spends her life trying to help victims of violent crimes while blocking out her own painful past. When an attempted murder disrupts her life, she hires a private investigator who finds an evil and twisted connection to her own past. Soon Dena realizes there is no one left she can trust. It is available at my website: or, Barnes &, and several other online locations. It is also sold at a bookstore in Shelby Twp., MI called Books Connection of Shelby.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a writer?

Finding quiet time to write was a big challenge when my children were very small. I always get up early, before anyone else in the house, to find that creative time.

What are you working on now and when/where do you expect it to be available?

I am just finishing another suspense/thriller called The Last to Know and I expect it to be available in approximately six months.

Writers, especially new writers, are always looking for tips and helpful information. What is the single most important “tip” you can give to a new writer?

Write everyday, even if it is just a sentence or two. You will eventually finish, keep at it. Also, when faced with writers block…that fear when you stare at a blank screen or paper…just start writing. Write anything; you can always go back and change it. From there, you have something.

Do you have any upcoming book signings or appearances? If so, give us all the details.

I am setting up the date for my next book signing now.

Here’s your opportunity to tell us anything else you care to share.

Here is what some people are saying about Whistle in the Dark.

Excellent, April 10, 2009
By S. E. Kulongowski - Whistle in the Dark was a wonderful, compelling story. It is without a doubt one of the best fiction books I have ever read. Very, very difficult to put down. Plan on losing sleep on this one!

Suspense!!!, February 20, 2009
By Tanya Nieschulz (Macomb, Michigan) -
LOVED this book!!!! From the beginning to the end it was filled with suspense, intrigue and mystery. (I think I'm in love with Nick.) I did not want it to end. Lisa Caretti has a way of making you feel as though you are right there with the characters. I am anxious to read her next book.

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  1. Lisa,
    Keep up the good work. You and I are in the same boat and we are going downstream instead of fighting the water going upstream. Keep up the good work.

  2. Good advice about writing every day!