Featured Interview With Lisa Rector
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m a Maryland native, and no, I do not like crabs or Old Bay Seasoning. A mountain girl at heart, occasionally, every so often, I drift down to the coast and float away on the beachy breezes. I have gone through tons of cats and right now I am cat less. They are all buried on the mountain in what my parents have is a thriving pet cemetery. The last cat I lost was the hardest, and because of my husbands allergies, we won’t have anymore. I am an avid gardener and claim to be a yogi.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I couldn’t stop reading as a teenager when due to the delightful country music on the school bus, I had to find an alternative activity. My favorite childhood author was Lois Duncan. Motherhood separated me from reading for a time, and now I enjoy it every evening once I put my manuscripts away for the night. I started writing in February of 2013. On a whim. An idea came to me. I never even played with the idea to write before, but spent plenty of time dreaming up fantasies once my head hit the pillow at night. It was time.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love fantasy. Anything that involves powers and immortals . . . and dragons help too. Give me a hunky guy and a snarky protag. I love snark. And clean steamy scenes that make your blood rush. I get a major kick out dystopian. Oh, and the novel has to be a quick read. I’m a light thinker. Give me a book I can read in one sitting and just be torn up and beaten raw by it. The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi did just that. It destroyed me.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
What’s inside my book? Immortal Emrys, dragons, magical creatures, powers, light vs. darkness, and good vs. evil, revenge, love, hope . . .
It a story that I wrote to be a quick read, not weighed down with lots of superfluous writing, but that is filled with lots of tension. Written for a YA audience (but readers of a mature age would enjoy it), and it is a clean story that I could let a fourteen year old read. If you like LOTR, the Hobbit, and Eragon you will like this book. AND it is much less boring—not heavy on the details that drag on and on . . .
What’s my favorite part? The dragon humor. I have hilarious dragons. Oh, and you must not forget the romantic tension. And there is one part that always makes me cry. But you will have to read it to find out.
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