Welcome to the Angel’s Heart tour. Today I am hosting with an interview with author Lisa Bilbrey. If anyone has additional questions for Lisa comment away and thanks to Lisa for being on and to Ali in letting me be part of her new venture 🙂
Please tell me about yourself –
Hmm, okay, I always feel a little odd talking about myself, but I will give it a go. I’m Lisa, a stay at home mom of three. My kids are my world, and I feel so blessed to have been able to watch them grow and mature each day. I married my high school sweetheart sixteen years ago, and I am still just as in love with him. He has given me the strength and courage to put myself out there and let my voice be heard.
What is your work space and routine like? –
I write in the living room. I cleared out a corner and nestled me in a little desk behind our couches. It’s my office, and like with most offices, my desk is cluttered with papers from the kids, notes I’ve jotted down in an effort to stay organized, and about a million pens that seem to disappear the moment I need one.
As far as my routine, it’s pretty much the same every day. I get my kids up, order them to eat breakfast and get ready for school. When they ignore that, I threaten to walk them to school in my nightgown. That usually works. Once they are off to school, I settled in for a day of work. I use the first couple hours in the morning to work on promotion and marketing, then I get right into writing. I typically spend the better part of eight to ten hours a day writing.
What do you like to do when not writing? –
I love to watch my kids playing football/ baseball/softball. They are very active and keep us busy. I love to read, I listen to music, and occasionally, I clean my house.
Some favorite authors and books? –
All of the Harry Potter books have to rank in my top, as well as J.K. Rowling. I love anything by Nicholas Sparks, even if they do make me cry, and I adore delving into a good Stephen King novel. He writes twisted so well.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned since publishing your first book? –
Oh, gosh, um, not to give up just because I’m not an instant success. I write because I love it, because for me it’s who I am, and what I do. As long as I have a story to tell, I will be writing. I just hope that someone out there wants to read it.
Please tell me about your newest book Angel’s Heart –
Angel’s Heart: The Keeper is my favorite of all of my books. It’s my baby, the first book I ever started to write, and it took me a while to get the courage up to finish it. In Angel’s Heart, we meet Sophie, a young woman who finds herself at a crossroads in life. Her career has stalled, and she feels like something is missing, yet she can’t figure out what it is. At the insistence of her two best friends, Deva and Tabitha, Sophie agrees to go to Sayar Island, off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, for an art festival. What she doesn’t know is that her life is about to change in ways she couldn’t have imagined. Sophie finds out that she’s a witch, and a powerful one at that. For more information, well, you’ll just have to read the book.
What do you have planned next? –
I have a sequel to Angel’s Heart: The Keeper in progress. It’s called Angel’s Heart: The True Enemy and picks up about six months after The Keeper ends. I can’t wait to get all the secrets out. Also, I have a new release coming out in a few weeks called The Journey Home. It will be part of Harvest Treats, Book Three of the Candy Collection. Plus, I have another book in the works that will be part of the fourth book of the Candy Collection.