Inside the Authors Studio: Lisa Logue Interview
If you’re a BookRix member, you’ve most likely seen Cursed Secrets by Lisa Logue listed in our gallery. This week I had the pleasure of getting to know the girl behind the book through an informal interview. This BA pursuing, Tennessee transplant is as down to earth as she is articulate. Lisa enjoys spending time with her two sons, her boyfriend of five years, family and friends – who describe her as “southernized”. As you may have guessed, she’s passionate about writing, is an avid reader and is a self proclaimed movie buff. What else has Lisa got up her sleeve? Check out our Q&A below and see for yourself.
What inspired you to start writing? And is that what inspires you now?
I’ve accepted the fact that there wasn’t such a thing as one inspiration for me. I’ve been writing since about first grade and the stories were quite graphic. I think I’ve always been compelled to write about reality within fantasy. The most important thing for me has been creating a world with people who seem real, even if they only exist in my imagination!
What would you like readers to take away from Cursed Secrets / Why should people read your book?
Personally, I don’t have a lesson or a moral that I’d like for people to learn. My hope is that readers can use their imaginations and decide for themselves what they want to take from the characters or the story. I’d like to think that Cursed Secrets is a bit of a refreshing twist on the typical books in the fantasy genre right now. Perhaps that’s the main reason it should be read? The characters are different, the relationships are different, even the story has a few interesting twists and turns that don’t normally occur in a fantasy novel.
We’re excited to hear about the sequel to Cursed Secrets! What can you tell us about it?
~The sequel is titled Binding Secrets. There’s a lot of work to be done still, but it’s coming along nicely. I’ve had several people ask about the fate of Lia and Christian and I can say that some of this will be resolved. However, there are still obstacles to overcome. Some new and old characters will surface as Lia embarks on her journey before and after The Council, adding more drama to the already tumultuous situation. No cover available yet, but one should be released in late Summer!
What made you want to self publish through BookRix?
I’ve always liked the community and I’ve met some really great people. Some of the best books I’ve read have been written by indie authors versus traditionally published books. There are so many different genres and options out there for people to write and read, it’s almost impossible not to find it on BookRix. So, it was pretty much a no-brainer for me.
What do you think are the advantages of publishing through BookRix rather than another self publishing site?
As I said before the community is great, as is the support team. I also found that BookRix is more user friendly than Smashwords and I didn’t have to convert the files myself like the pubIt program with B&N. That was the selling point for me!
Cursed Secrets is blowing up on BookRix. Congrats! How do you feel about its success so far?
It’s absolutely surreal! I can’t even explain how it feels, literally coming out of the gate and BOOM I’m selling like crazy. I think I had to catch my breath! But I’m incredibly humbled by the kind words given by those who’ve read Cursed Secrets. It’s definitely wonderful to know that I was able to convey everything in such a way that it was recognized by my readers the way I envisioned it. I can only hope to continue to do the same thing.
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