Lisa Kessler Interview Intro:
Hello everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster Reviews are very happy to welcome Lisa Kessler to our sites today!
Lisa has always loved to make up stories. Her first published work was “The Wonders of Unicorn Creek” in 6th Grade. The 9 page epic was published by her tiny elementary school.
Since then she’s published short stories in anthologies like: “Dead Souls”, “Ladies of Horror 2009”, “Hell Hath No Fury”, and magazines like: Sinisteria, Horrorfind, Twilight Times, The Writers Hood, Savage Night, The Murder Hole, Behold, and Shadowkeepzine.
Her story, “Immortal Beloved” was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and her story “The Third King” won 2nd place in Behold’s short story contest.
She has since signed on with Entangled Publishing to release her entire NIGHT series, the first book of which was just released in August.
She also just recently released an eBook short story, “Across The Veil”. You can find that HERE.
When Lisa’s not writing she sings. She’s a professional vocalist with the Sand Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies. In 2009 she released her first Christmas CD, The Magic of Christmas. Her version of Christmas Vacation was one of the most added songs on Adult Contemporary radio for the holiday season.
She’s married to another writer, and they live with their two teens in sunny San Diego, California.
For those of you not yet familiar with Lisa’s work, we thought we’d give you the synopsis of “Night Walker”:
The NIGHT series Book #1:
After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she's drawn to him in ways she doesn't understand.
They've waited in the shadows for centuries...
Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he's ever loved again.
It sounds incredible doesn’t it!? And did you see that cover?? Anyway, let’s get to the Interview and find out more about this remarkable author and her books.
Lisa Kessler Interview
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Hi Lisa! We’re very happy to have you here today and to introduce some new readers to your work.
LISA: Thanks so much for having me! I’m really excited to be here…
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: We always like to start out by getting to know our guest authors a little bit better.
Q1): Can you tell us 3 things about yourself that we couldn’t find out easily on the Internet?
LISA: Hmmm… 1) I hate pairing socks! I used to have a “clean sock bucket” and my poor kids had to search for pairs! LOL 2) I chew gum while I write and depending on how the writing is going it might be a LOT of gum! I also chomp it like a cow. It helps me think! My poor hubby! 3) I cry every time I hear Pavarotti sing Nessun Dorma… Shew!
Q2): Besides singing, what are some of your hobbies and/or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not writing or taking care of other author business?
LISA: Disneyland! I’m an annual passholder so whenever I get the tiniest break, I pencil in a day at the park. It’s a two hour drive, but SO worth it!
Q3): What are 3 things that always make you smile?
LISA: 1) My Boston Terrier, Yodette. 2) Disneyland 3) Babies laughing
Q4): Do you have a particular favorite ‘feel good’ song?
LISA: Eye of the Tiger! And Gonna Fly Now from Rocky…
Q5): We know that this is a hard question, but who are some of your favorite authors, and what are a couple titles in your TBR pile/list right now?
LISA: Super hard question! LOL Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, Angie Fox, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, the list goes on and on! Well my Kindle has 10 pages of books to be read in it. The next book I’m dying to read the day it comes out is Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready! It’s the final book in her Shade trilogy… If you haven’t read Shade and Shift yet, hurry… Such an amazing series!
Q6): Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the NIGHT series?
LISA: I wanted to write a vampire book, but I wanted to set it on the west coast. I started researching San Diego history and eventually found myself touring Mayan ruins! LOL As the mythology all started to come together in my head, I created my own immortals, the Night Walkers.
Q7): How many books do you have planned for the series?
LISA: Right now there are 3 novels and a prequel novella
Q8): What can we expect as the series progresses?
LISA: The stakes for the world and the Night Walker race are raised with each book, but as each immortal falls in love during the series, I hope the readers will too.
Q9): Do you have anything else in the works outside of the NIGHT series that you’d like to share with us?
LISA: I also have a werewolf and jaguar shifter series, The Moon Series, that I’ve been working on and shopping for a publishing home. The wolves are hot and the books have lots of passion. I have the first 2 novels completed and the third in progress. There will be 8 books in the series total.
Q10): Is there anything special you’d like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
LISA: I just found out that Barnes & Noble will be carrying Night Walker in mass-market paperback beginning in May!!! This never would have happened without everyone’s support and reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. Thank you SO much for embracing Calisto and Night Walker!
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Lisa, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us today. We’d love to have you back to promote “Night Demon” if you’re interested, and maybe even add on a Live chat so we can chat with you a bit more!?
Coming Feb. 2013
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Lisa is graciously offering up an eBook copy of Night Walker to a winner from Book Monster Reviews and another winner over at the LITERAL ADDICTION website.
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