Well, yes, I've been really, really slack. This interview was meant to go up days ago! I'm sorry Lisa...Still, get those drums rolling and the trumpets tooting for fellow author, Lisa M Campbell! Wow, the crowd is going wild!
For as long as she can remember, Lisa M. Campbell has always wanted to be a Journalist. However, a short stint in college dissuaded her of that notion, and she dropped out after one year.
At loose ends, and uncertain of her future, (now that becoming the next Jessica Savitch was out of the question) she turned to her mom for advice; her mom suggested joining the service. Once Lisa picked herself up off the floor, she enlisted in the Air Force where she met the love of her life, Kevin.
Is this the only book you have published?
This is the only full-length historical I have out now. Currently, I'm working on a story for a secondary character in SD.
Are you a plotter or a pantser? Give us a little insight into the way you write your books.
Unfortunately, I write on whim. One day I can sit down with my laptop, and write from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm, while other days I might only manage an hour. I do write everyday, though I might not have anything to salvage, and then revise the next day. My biggest down fall is that I can labor over a turn of phrase for hours, or until my eyes bleed, whichever comes first. Revision-- it's a sickness! lol As far as pantser of plotter, I'm a little of both. Although, when I wrote SUPERSTITION'S DESIRE, I started with two names and a time-period, which is probably why it took ten years to complete! I've since learned to jot down a rough outline, but it changes daily, and I rarely end up writing the story I intended.
Who/what would be your greatest inspiration?
I fell in love with Mr. Darcy at the age of thirteen--Pride and Prejudice is my favorite romance novel and I make time to re-read it every year. Although, I enjoy a wide variety of genres, from Mystery to True Crime, P&P stays with me in a way no other book ever has, and as a result I knew I would write Romance one day.
I'm hoping to finish my latest Celtic historical before my husband comes home from Afghanistan in September. I don't want any distractions for his homecoming *wink wink*! In addition, I have an invitation to submit to Kensington publishing, and if all goes well, I could move into the mass paperback market late 2011.
Where on the web can we find you and your books?
You can find me at allromanceebooks.com, Amazon.com for print and e-Book. www.the-wild-horse-press.com for print and e-Book and SUPERSTITION'S DESIRE can soon be found on the shelves at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores.
I think the readers should know Kiss Carson was my first critique partner. Without her keen writer's eye, and constructive criticism I would still be wallowing in edits! As I said in my acknowledgements, Kiss, "your advice is golden."
AWWWW Thanks Lisa...
Happy reading everyone!
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