Friday, July 8, 2011

with Lisa Grace

**Ebook giveaway**
Welcome to the Barn Door Book Loft, Lisa!
People talk about their life before children--what was your life like before writing?

I asked for a typewriter at the age of five (I know I’m dating myself) so I could write Star Trek scripts. My last few years before attempting to finish novels, instead of just starting them, I was writing plays and songs for kids to perform at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Oldsmar, Florida.
I realized I wasn’t getting any younger and maybe I should finish a novel, submit it, and see what happens.

What books have you recently enjoyed reading?
I just finished reading an advanced review copy (ARC) of Janalyn Voigt’s The Dawn Singer, Rabbi Jeff Zaremsky’s Jewish Heritage Scripture Studies & Frank Peretti’s The Oath. I’m planning on reading Behold the Dawn by K. M. Wieland, Heading Home by John Robinson, and Give the Lady a Ride by Linda Yezak. My main reading right now has been my Bible, and not by choice--The Chicago Manual of Style.

If you were a dessert what would you be?
Potato chips.

If you were to find a purple polka-dotted monster in your kitchen one morning, how would you respond?
“Would you like a cup of coffee?”
Having a seven year old and a husband whose favorite activities all involve dirt, I have found many unidentifiable objects, that are possibly flora or fauna, in my kitchen. One more bizarre thing isn’t going to trip my freak-out meter. Besides, there’s a story in it somewhere.

Tell us about one of your favorite memories or moments in your life.
Just yesterday one happened. Our friends, Michaela and her artist husband, Kevin Grass (check out his work at Sorry, I’m a shameless plugger), were swimming off our dock, (well I was floating on a noodle like it’s a seahorse), when the kids decided to jump off the dock and see who could run along the top of the water the longest.
And I thought, shouldn’t we all be using our faith to try and run on top of the water the longest?

My other favorite memory (writing related) is getting to the Crown bookstore outside Portland, Oregon to do a book signing after my CBS Early Morning Show interview and seeing a group of people milling about the store. I said to the manager, “Wow, you’re busy this morning.” And she said, “They’re all here to see you!”
It was the first time I had a line of people waiting to see me to get a signed copy of my book, and the fact that it happened on the other side of the United States, just about as far away from Florida as you can get, was such a cool blessing.

What’s one of your dreaded things to do?
Housework. If my husband wants the house clean, he invites people over (just about everyday). It works like a charm.

What is the Lord teaching you?
LOL, where do I begin?
1) Patience. I still don’t have the paperback book contract or agent I would like.
2) Never ask questions in my prayer life. I get one of two answers. What’s it to you? Or If not you then who. I try to keep my prayer life to very specific requests with deadlines and dates, and full of praise, thanks, and appreciation for all the abundance and blessings I have in my life.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
My next novel in the Angel series is Angel in the Ice, Book 3,which is scheduled for ebook release November 1st, 2011. It takes place during Christmas break while the teens are on a ski vacation at a North Carolina resort. Action packed, the teens will be facing inner struggles including a pregnancy, drug addiction, and other soul-searching questions all while battling the evil angel Judas, during a wicked winter snowstorm that hits the resort. Lives and souls will be lost and saved during this classic tale of Good vs. Evil which has been going on since the dawn of creation.

Purchase Angel in the Storm at Amazon.

Lisa is giving away an ebook copy of Angel in the Storm. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Amy said...

Hi. This book sounds interesting. Please enter me. Thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Katy said...

I've seen people raving about how wonderful this book is - better than Twilight and from a Christin perspective. While I've never read or watched Twilight, my interest is aroused at reading a vampire book with a Christian perspective. Please count me in for the giveaway!


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