FEATURED AUTHOR: LISA DAY
- Please introduce yourself. Tell us a little about the person behind the pen.
Lisa Day is not only a baby boomer she is also a late bloomer. Once, she accepted the fact that time-travel was not a reality she resorted to reading about history. Going down the wrong aisle at the book store she discovered the Historical Romance section. Who would have believed all that romantic stuff happened right here in our own wild west country?
It took awhile for Lisa to understand the voices in her head were really characters in a book. However, she did figure it out and her first book come to life. No sooner she’d get one set of characters out of her brain and another set would move in. Which meant more hours in front of the computer. Hey, what else can a retired old lady do, and she was having fun.
2. What made you decide to write (the genre of your book), were there any influencing factors, or were any of the stories based on true events.
The one word answer to that question is Entertainment. After being unexpectedly unemployed I read every book in the house. I had the time and I decided to see if I could keep myself occupied by writing a book myself. Since I love the historical genre it was no contest what I’d be writing about. My influences were Katherine E. Woodiwiss, Geogina Gentry, Shirlee Busbee, and others.
As far as based on facts well, fiction is fiction, I can take a historical fact and ruin it in a heartbeat.
3. How do you promote your book, and do you find that difficult or just par for the course.
Like everyone one else through the social media. I had reasons for using a pen name and those reasons prevent me from doing local promotions in person or I would be out there. It’s not really difficult but definitely tedious.
For Indie writers There are no options if you want people to hear about your book.
Do you remember your first review and how it made you feel? (If it was a bad one, also tell about your good one too).
Actually, my very first interview was under another pen name. The publisher arranged for an internet radio spot. It wound up scheduled at a time when I was the only person home. So, I had no cheering section. Nervous was the operative word. I tried not to: ah ah and um um, lol. I sounded like I was ten years old.
The whole other than that was OK. It’s lost in cyber-land now as the station computer had a bad virus attack a few months later and lost some of it’s archives When My computer did the belly up last year it was gone.
5. Tell us about your book and if it’s a series and how the public is reacting to this book.
It’s seems to be a love – hate scenario. People expect it to be an out and out Romance and isn’t not. And there is always my lack of skill in telling the story. However, if you read you hopefully will ride the emotional waves.
6. Can you share any and all links that are important to you as a person and the book? (You can relate more to a book if you know more about the author).
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/LisaDayAuthor
Facebook Personal Page: http://www.facebook.com/lisa.day.718
Author website 1 . http://lisaday.weebly.com/
I’m not sure how to answer that part. If I find a book I like I go find everything that author wrote. An author snob here,lol.
7. I’ll wrap it up with this question since “7” is a lucky number. Can you share an excerpt from your book, and I’d like to thank you so much for taking time to share your book with me. Please share as much as you’d like.
Here’s short synopsis instead:
..a short synopsis:
The warriors were heading home after raiding when they came across the homestead. A pleasant early morn turned to death and destruction for Cassie’s small family. But, it wasn’t Cassie that Wolfkeeper found interesting it was the bundle in her arms. Her child. Alone and sobbing in the dirt she watched as they rode away.
Wolfkeeper unbundling the child he realizes how tiny the infant is, and that he would not survive the journey to his village without its mother’s care. He returns to the cabin for Cassie. A mother love doesn’t question the chance to be reunited with her son and she allows the warrior to carry her away as well.
Cassie’s treatment by Wolfkeeper seems cruel and harsh. She doesn’t understand how much hatred he has for her and her kind. He also has plans for the child that doesn’t included her.
Through the unsettling and embarrassing physical and emotional ordeals the brave starts to see Cassie’s weaknesses and more important her strengths. Silently, he begins to admire her. He will find confusion fills his soul as years of tightly held beliefs of right and wrong are questioned by him.
Wolfkeeper forced Cassie to accept her new role in life. After realizing his true feelings for her Wolfkeeper prepares for the hardest battle he ever fought. The war to win Cassie’s heart.
How do you begin to prove you love the woman whose husband you killed and then took her child from her? Harder yet – How do you get her to return that love?
*** Thank you so much for allowing me to interview you Lisa. I hope the readers check your book out and see what a WONDERFUL WRITER you are. You’ve been so helpful by giving this interview and I only wish you the BEST!!