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Interview with Lisa Scott

Interview with Lisa Scott!

Tell us a little about No Foolin.    When heart throb movie star Teague Reynolds comes to tiny Willowdale, North Carolina, he hires school nurse Kate Riley to help him hide the secret that brought them to town.  But convincing the press they’re in love is one thing.  Convincing themselves that they’re not is a much bigger problem.   It’s a fun tale of two people who have sworn off love, yet find themselves stuck together with a growing attraction that’s getting harder to deny…

What do you like about writing short stories?  I get so many story ideas, I could never write them all as novels.  Writing short stories is a good solution.  Plus, I like offering people shorter works, because I know how busy life can be.  You don’t always have time to read a novel, but squeezing in a short story during lunch is a nice treat.  It seems more and more people are starting to read them.

Which Flirts is your favorite?  I really had a blast writing Fairy Tale Flirts.  It was quite the challenge to take these old tales and turn them into modern love stories, minus the magic.  I have plans for Fairy Tale Flirts 2! hopefully later this year.


Are you a flirt? Is it shameless flirting you do, or harmless? ;)   I’ve been with my hubby so long, I don’t think I’d have a clue if someone was flirting with me.  And I don’t think I send off a flirt vibe at all anymore.  Perhaps once upon a time… 

Do you have a character you enjoyed writing the most?  I had a lot of fun writing Jane in The Hot Girl’s Friend.  It was so fun coming up with all the ridiculous excuses she used to fend off men for Miranda.

Is there a genre you would like to try?  Maybe YA. 

Can I just say as an avid sushi lover, I can’t believe you hate it!!  I’ll concede California rolls are ok.  J

The Willowdale series is set in NC where I live. Did you pick it for a particular reason?  I have a critique partner who lives in North Carolina and she wrote a memoir about growing up in Mt. Airy.  I fell in love with North Carolina as a result.  It seems like a great state, with mountains and the ocean, and a change of seasons for many. I would live there if I could.  Also, the voices in my head usually have a southern accent for some reason.

Could you live without coffee?  I can’t stand coffee.  When I worked an overnight shift I even tried to make myself drink it.  It upsets my stomach and I don’t like the flavor.  Although I love how it smells.  Weird.

 

What’s your favorite thing about the writing process? The revision process. I love when the first draft is finished and I get to go back and make it shine. 

Three facts about you  I was born on the Fourth of July, my first dentist was name Dr. Payne and lived up to the name (I have nightmares about dental work, seriously) and I love Siamese cats.

Do you believe in UFOs?  I think the universe is just so big there has to be life out there somewhere.

What was your favorite snack growing up? Chips and dip.  Can’t have it in the house or I’d eat it all in a day.

Would you rather have fame or fortune?  Fortune! I think fame is overrated and brings its own set of troubles.

Pick one book that is your all-time favorite? So hard to pick, but I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.  (And I know that’s cheating my picking a series instead of a book.;)

Embarrassing guilty pleasure -  I pick the cookies out of the cookies and cream ice cream.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?  I’d say more of an introvert, though I can play nicely with others when needed.

Favorites:

Muppet – the Swedish chef.  He’s just so happy.

Cartoon growing up- The Smurfs

Color- sky blue (smurf color, I guess?)

Spaghetti or Lasagna and why? Lasagna—all that cheese.

 

Your thoughts on Self Publishing It’s a great option for many reasons.  I can’t think of any publisher who’d put out collections of short stories from one author like my Flirts! collections.  I’m so glad I can do that on my own.  Lots of people have been able to publish stories, themes, or genres publishers didn’t want.  Also, you can get your work out to readers much more quickly than you can through most traditional avenues.  I love the option of having a hybrid career.  While No Foolin’ is published by Bell Bridge Books, they encourage me to get the ball rolling and self publish a few short stories to precede the novel.  You can find those in The Willowdale Short Story Collection.

Your thoughts on Zombies        Please don’t be real.

Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? I’d like it to be real. The world wouldn’t be interesting without mysteries like Loch Ness and bigfoot.

Are you a tweeter, a re-tweeter, or you couldn’t care less about Twitter?  I don’t really click with Twitter, although I do have an account and occasionally send out a tweet feeling like a total twit.

Would you rather sit on a porch with sweet tea {insert other beverage if tea isn’t your thing} or go hiking with a bottle of water and a smile?  Depends on the day, but probably tea on the porch as long as I can bring my kindle, too.

Your favorite type of music:  80’s music.

Your favorite color of Skittle:  purple

Your favorite quote  Shoot for the moon, because even if you don’t make it, you’ll land amongst the stars.  (or something like that.)

Your favorite way to spend an evening   I love sitting outside by my koi pond on a warm summer evening with my family, watching the sun set.

Tell us what you are working on now!  I’m finishing up Reunion Flirts! and working on revisions for my debut middle grade novel, School of Charm, which will be published next year by HarperCollins.

Anything you would like to say to the aspiring authors reading this blog?   Keep writing what you love.  It’s a fun time to be a writer. 

Amazon Author Link!

http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Scott/e/B00547TCX0/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Go to Lisa’s Amazon link because she has quite a few amazing freebies right now! I have downloaded several {I will post below} and you will most certainly see a Lisa Scott Review or five on my review site.

 

 

 

 

 

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