I am thrilled to have Lisa Prysock with us today! Thank you so much for joining us!
PM: You have written stories in so many different genres, I hate to ask, but do you have a favorite, or at least one genre you lean more favorably to?
LM: First, thank you so much, Paula, for hosting me for Coffee Questions.
Favorite genre to write in? I lean toward historical romance, bouncing from the Victorian Gilded Age, to Regency, to the Scarlett O’Hara Era, to Mail Order Bride and the Pioneer Era. However, once I finally tried to write contemporary, I fell in love with it also, and then there’s the whole world of Royal Romance and the stuff fairy tales are made of. I can’t seem to pick just one. I am completely smitten with them all. If I can dream it, I can write it.
PM: When do you find the time to write? Where is your favorite place to write?
LM: Since my children graduated from homeschool (I homeschooled the youngest two for six years), I write as a full time career.
My favorite place to write in the winter is the dining room table near the fireplace, bookcases, our piano, and a hutch with a few of my favorite dishes. However, I usually write in my writing office. It doubles as a craft/sewing room. Hubby installed a ginormous L-shaped desk for me and it faces a wooded area across the street. The view is serene and inspires my writing.
PM: From your bio, I see you have lived in several different area’s of the US and Kentucky is your home, what do you love most about living in Kentucky?
LM: I love the lay of the land and the rich history here. I am also in love with the people here. Many of them have a kind of southern charm and friendliness, along with a love for God and country.
PM: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
LM: Can I be a princess and help make the world a better place? My kingdom will be a place of love and kindness where evil isn’t allowed to exist.
PM: If we were to open you your refrigerator right now, what would we find in it?
LM: Yogurt, Golden Delicious apples, leftover spaghetti, green beans, coffee creamer, water, spinach dip, and salad. Did I mention coffee creamer? Heh, heh. Lots of coffee creamer.
PM: What are you reading for fun right now?
PM: Do you write stories more from your own experiences, or do you spend a lot time doing research on the type of characters your creating?
LM: Definitely some of both. I research a ton of stuff, but I also draw upon my own experiences.
PM: Who was your greatest influence when you decided to become an author?
LM: Lucy Maude Montgomery, Jane Austen, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Mitchell, and Jesus have been my main influences.
I fell in love with books at a young age. My mother and grandparents loved books and had extensive collections. My mom would read lots of stories to my sisters and me when we were children. Then I discovered the world of modern day Christian Historical Romance and many writers continued to influence me like Tracy Peterson and Janette Oke. I’d have to say growing up watching television producers like Michael Landon drew me to writing as well. A dream for me is to have Michael Landon, Jr. bring my books to life on screen. (I hope he’s reading this.)
PM: Tell us what you enjoy doing the most when you are not writing or reading?
LM: I like swimming, taking a walk, going to visit and tour historical houses, cross stitching, crochet, drawing, gardening, dancing around the house while I’m cooking or cleaning to Christian contemporary artists, going out to dinner with my family, and watching a really great Hallmark or family oriented movie, but my guilty pleasure is watching a really awesome PBS series with my husband like “Downton Abbey,” “Pride & Prejudice,” “Poldark,” or anything I can find that’s completely old-fashioned.
PM: How can readers keep up with you and your new releases?
LM: Check out my author website at www.LisaPrysock.com and sign up for my newsletter while you’re there. (There’s a little box that pops up with an invitation.)
PM: Finally, coffee or tea? Cream, sugar?
LM: Coffee, with cream, no sugar. Tea in the afternoons, with sugar, and sometimes honey.
Lisa is being SUPER generous and offering not one, but TWO ebook giveaways! Please comment on this post and tell us what YOU would name Harry & Megan’s Royal baby if they asked you! Suggest both a boy and girl name and you will be entered to win either Becoming Princess Olivia OR Victoria by Lisa Prysock! Contest will run for one week from today and winners will be notified via email!
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