Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Reading Is My Superpower Interview

From Annie Frisbie at the blog Reading Is My Superpower Girl in the Arena–Interview with Lise Haines October 13th, 2009 · As part of the tour for Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines, I’m very excited to present this interview with... more »

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009


Click here to read the Steve Almond interview, asking questions about the Glad life, on Salon.

Sunday, September 13th, 2009


Current and Upcoming Happenings: Lise will read from GIRL IN THE ARENA, talk about her experience with Crossover (Young Adult ~ Adult) fiction, answer questions, and sign books: Thursday, February 25th 7:00 to 8:00 PM The Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room 336... more »

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Podcast: Reading and Interview

KATE CALLISON interviews Lise Haines, who reads aloud from Small Acts of Sex and Electricity and talks about her life as a writer. Click here to listen to the Podcast.

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Excerpt from Girl in the Arena

Uber enters the arena first to thundering applause. I’ve read in Sword and Shield that he rubs a quart of Glow on his skin before a match. With the black lights that rim the stadium, as soon as he starts... more »

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Kathryn Pope Interviews Lise Haines

By KATHRYN POPE The newest novel by Lise Haines, Small Acts of Sex and Electricity, shows the complex relationships between two women who have been friends since childhood and the questions that are raised when one of these women disappears.... more »

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Excerpt from In My Sister’s Country

IN MY SISTER’S COUNTRY, the refrigerator is filled with half-empty jars of chocolate fudge and questionable eggs; the bathtub overflows because she falls asleep while the water rises to her nostrils; bottles of dark liquor move from cabinet to cabinet around... more »

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Backstory of Small Acts of Sex and Electricity

Small Acts of Sex and Electricity began with the voice of my narrator, Mattie. Eventually I would realize that Mattie was an appraiser of fine arts and antiques, single, mid-thirties, collected neon signs, lived in a converted loft space in... more »

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Excerpt from Small Acts of Sex and Electricity

I found Mike passed out on the master bed, curled on his side, the covers down around the floor. Maybe he had kicked them off. Sometimes he and Jane slept that way. There was a tiny pool of moisture where... more »

Sunday, August 24th, 2003

Dower House, a remembrance of Kenneth Rexroth

For Kerry Tomlinson I retrieve a house from the late 1970s, early 80s, in southern California. I made the drive through the meandering roads of Montecito once a week, for three years, to gather with other writers, mostly women, some... more »