Today's interviewee is both a member of Broad Universe and the Scene 13 group blog I'm part of. Please welcome Lisa Gail Green to the blog! Her interview starts with me, so let's get to know her:
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing on and off since I was seven. I used to write (and still do) poetry and short stories, but even before that I used to sit for hours in my room and make up stories in my head.
Tell us about your early works—what was the first thing you ever wrote?
I wrote a short story about a girl who gets locked in the zoo and meets a talking giraffe. Yeah, I know, original, right? But my mom the librarian contends it was the best story ever and I credit her for giving me the confidence I needed to continue on a difficult path!
When did you first consider yourself a professional writer?
About 5 years ago I’d been trying to find a job after being a stay at home mom for ten years. I always thought I would be a writer “eventually”. But when no one was interested in even interviewing me, I decided that if I was going to be rejected anyway, I might as well try what I liked! So I approached it as a full time job, researched it as a business as well as craft and made myself write my first novel. It all snowballed after that. I think I just needed to know I could do it.
What genre do you write?
I write mainly YA paranormal and fantasy. I do dabble in other areas also though. But I always gravitate back. :D
If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
I’d be an actress. I was one for a short time believe it or not. I guess I need that creativity in my life. But even then, I wrote one of the shows we performed (at Old Tucson Studios).
Lisa's interview continues as shown below:
Part 2 @ Dean C. Rich - Tuesday, April 30th
Part 3 @ Terri Bruce – Wednesday, May 1st
Part 4 @ T.W. Fendley - Thursday, May 2nd
Part 5 @ Emily LaBonte - Friday, May 3rd
Tricked into slavery by the man she loved, the Djinni Leela has an eternity to regret her choices.
in the prison of her adolescent body, she finds a new master in
possession of the opal that binds her. But seventeen-year-old Jered is
unlike any she’s seen. His kindness makes Leela yearn to trust again, to
allow herself a glimmer of hope.
Could Jered be strong enough to free her from the curse of the Binding Stone?
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Is your book in print, ebook or both? Both