Get excited – a brand new book event is coming to town, and you can access it right from your own computer! Get Down With The Awethors is a Facebook event that will take place on April 12 ALL DAY LONG. Whether you want to win giveaways, participate in discussions, or just meet some awesome indie authors, stop by – we’ve got 155 authors coming in and out of the event all day. What could be more exciting than that?
Speaking of great authors, Proof Positive snagged interviews with 12 of the participating authors, and we’ll be posting an interview every day until the event begins. The countdown starts with Lisa, author of poetry and fiction novels alike.
1. What will you be sharing with the group on April 12 at the Get Down With The Awethors event? Free book giveaway, sneak peek, merchandise, holding a competition, discussion?
I’ll be giving away a copy of my first novel, The Elemental, part I of The Fire Trilogy as well as my second poetry collection, When Words Start To Sing. People can also ask me questions on that day and I’ll try to answer them as honestly as possible. 😉
2. What is your latest book or work, and where can we find it?
My latest is the poetry collection When Words Start To Sing, and right now I’m working on The Empath, part II of The Fire Trilogy. You can find it on Amazon worldwide or ask for it in your local bookstore. They are available as both ebook and paperback.
3. What drives you to write? Music, an interest in the human mind, is it cathartic for you?
Funny you should ask, because it was indeed music. Placebo more specifically. Back in 2009, I saw them live at Pinkpop festival. When they were playing “Come Undone”, it was twilight and we had a beautiful pink-purple sky. Brian, the singer, said the song had come to him in a dream and while he was singing, the outlines of The Elemental popped into my head. For a few minutes, I was in a different world. It wasn’t until much later I remembered that moment. One night when I went to bed, I dreamed about the book and when I woke up, I took it as a sign from the Universe to pursue a career in writing. I listened to nothing else but Battle for the Sun, the Placebo album they had just released at that time, driving everybody crazy. So you could argue it really became the soundtrack to my book. And they’re still very important to my writing. I consider Brian my muse, so let’s hope they go on for many more years. 😉
Also, I write paranormal fiction. I believe there is more between Heaven and Earth. I wanted to show people that being “gifted” doesn’t make you scary or different or abnormal. Yes, it can be dangerous and a burden and all that, but it’s also just another skill. Like some people are really good musicians or carpenters or doctors. My characters are living normal lives, they could be friends of yours. The normality of the paranormal is important to me.
4. What’s your favorite book in the world? One you couldn’t imagine having lived your life without reading.
Oh, terrible question! Just one… Arrggh! Well, if it’s just one book, I guess it would have to be Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. There’s so much in it. I’ve read it hundreds of times and I still discover new things or new emotions when I read it. I mean, Tolkien and more recently JK Rowling certainly changed my life, but Jane Austen is responsible for the hopeful romantic I am today. Yes, hopeful, not hopeless. I believe everybody will find the love they need. It’s finding out what you need that’s the hard part. I feel very blessed in love through life.
5. When will you be at the Awethors event on April 12? All day or at a certain time?
Pretty much all day, assisting DM Cain (author of The Phoenix Project and Chronicles of Chaos), answering people’s questions and making sure nobody gets left out.
Lisa is the author of the poetry collections Nothing is Forgotten, When Words Start To Sing and The Elemental, part I of The Fire Trilogy. The Elemental is her first full-length novel. She has a background in social services and music, but writing has always been a part of her daily life. One night she dreamed the outline of The Elemental and took it as a sign from the Universe to pursue a career in writing.
She grew up in a small town in the Netherlands where her parents always taught her to think outside the box. She has a degree in social studies and joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as an adult.
Lisa loves London, according to her “the city where magic dwells,” and can often be found there. She still resides in the Netherlands, however, with her partner and their dog, Miss Ginger Rogers, and if you’re lucky, you may find her in her favourite coffeehouse, Barista cafe.
Lisa is also a freelance copywriter for CAPSLOC, a music venue in The Netherlands, an editor for Folk Harp Folks, a magazine published by The Dutch Folk Harp society, and she writes a weekly column for her local newspaper.
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