Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Author Interview/Giveaway - Night Series #2 by Lisa Kessler
Describe your book in five words or less.
Dark, Passionate, Eternal Love & Redemption.
How did the ideas for your books come to you?
For my Night Series, I started with wanting to write a vampire series that originated in the Americas. After researching the oldest building in San Diego (The Mission de Alcala) and the oldest cultures in the Americas (The Mayans) my Night Walkers started to take shape.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Night Walker really questions whether or not true love can transcend time. Could love at first sight be your heart remembering someone you've known in a previous lifetime? It was a really interesting concept to explore when I wrote the book.
What is the hardest part of writing for you? What's the easiest?
The hardest part about writing for me is the editing... And the easiest is the actual writing! I love starting a new book. It feels like anything could happen and it's a thrill for me to get to know the new cast of characters.
What's next for you? Are you currently working on or have plans for future
I just finished the first round of edit for Night Demon. (Book 2 in the Night Series) I'm really excited to share this book with everyone. The Night Walker world gets much larger and the stakes have been raised to a global level, but in the end only love can save the Night Walker race.
Why did you choose to write for specific genre?
I've always written paranormal fiction. I started out selling horror short stories, and my heart is really with the "monsters". :)
What's it like hearing that readers are eagerly awaiting your book's release date?
So. Amazingly. Cool. Really! It's the best! And it makes me hungry to finish the next book. I never want to let anyone down... Hearing from readers really does help me keep moving forward and stay focused.
What is one question that you've always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
Wow! That's a tough one... Let's see... I don't think anyone has ever asked me why the Evil Queen from Disney's Snow White is the best villain ever. If they did ask, my answer would be... She's a villain who is not afraid to get her own hands dirty to get the job done. She always had a plan B. Love her! She really kept the story moving...
What was your road to publications like?
My road to publication sounds like it came out of a paranormal novel, but I swear it's true! LOL
My publcation road started with a palm reader... About 10 years ago I took my first trip to New Orleans. I’d never had a palm reading before and I thought it would be cool, so I went inside. She gave me a spot on reading, and shared a few thoughts on the future ahead which puzzled me and then walked me out.
When we got to the door she said, “Can I ask you something?”
She asked, “Are you a writer?”
I shrugged and said, “I write every night, but just for fun.”
She smiled and her eyes sparkled. “You’re going to be a famous writer one day.”
I left in a daze and within a few months I had published my first short story, Immortal Beloved, and it went on to be a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
Now years later, my first novel has been published and the second book in the series will be out next year. I keep pinching myself to be sure it's real! LOL I’m not famous yet, but I think she nudged me toward my calling. I’d love to be a full-time novelist…
Lisa Kessler is an avid reader and writer of dark fiction. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
Lisa recently signed a 4 book deal with Entangled Publishing to release her Night Series. The first book, Night Walker, is scheduled to be released August 5th.
When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com
Lisa lives in southern California with her incredibly fun husband and two amazing kids.
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