Friday, January 22, 2010
Interview and Giveaway!
Today's interview is with Lisa Rusczyk, author of Sam the Night Person and Full Moon in December. I absolutely loved Full Moon in December. You can read my review of it here. Now, my questions are designed to get to the know the author, but also to learn more about the writing and publishing process. If you leave a comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win her ebook, Sam the Night Person! Click here to buy it.
Aubrie, "Your writing is very interesting and unique, crossing genres between fantasy and literary fiction! Where did you get the idea for "a night person?"
Lisa, "I spend a lot of time daydreaming and came up with night people one night when I had really bad insomnia."
Aubrie, "Do you have any advice for us writers on how to choose an e-publisher? How and why did you choose Club Lighthouse Publishing?"
Lisa, "I went to Piers Anthony's epublishing list on his Web site and checked them all out. I queried the ones I thought would be a good fit for the book I wanted to publish. I was thrilled when Club Lighthouse agreed to publish it. I love epublishing because of the freedom that comes with it. My editor let me use my fiance and my sister-in-law's art for the covers and she didn't ask me to do any revisions. Working with her is like working with a friend and she always gets back to my questions with a great attitude."
Aubrie, "How do you balance writing with all the other things going on in your life?"
Lisa, "I work from home as a freelance writer so I have a lot of time. Lately, I haven't been getting much fiction writing done. Not sure why. One of those lazy times, I guess. I'm determined to have the next book in the night person series done in the next few months, though, so I need to get working."
Aubrie, "Tell us about Sam the Night Person and your series!"
Lisa, "Sam the Night Person is about Sam and Azzy, a couple who both have special magical powers. The story is about how they stop a man from going after Azzy out of revenge for something Sam may or may not have done. The second book continues with Sam in another story as he comes to terms with what happened in the first book. The third book brings in new characters, like the second book, and a new obstacle must be overcome. These books are very fun to write."
Aubrie, "Here's the zany question: If you could write about anything you wanted to without worrying about everyone else's opinion, (agents, editors, readers, etc) what would you write about? (for me, it would be unicorns and lots of them!)"
Lisa, "Hmm... Probably a cat detective story. Like a little tabby who investigates crimes in the neighborhood. I love talking cats!"
Thanks for answering my questions, Lisa! Now, if you want to win Lisa's ebook, all you have to do is comment below!