Joining me today in the spotlight is romance author, Lisa Fox!
Thank you for joining us, Lisa! Personal blogs and websites almost seem like a requirement for authors these days; yet, they are time consuming to keep updated and don’t bring in any direct revenue. How important do you feel a personal blog or website is, and how much time do you spend on these projects? What are the benefits that you have seen?
I think personal blogs and websites are tremendously important. It lets your readers get to know you and hang out with you. It can be a bit time consuming and at this point, I dedicate one or two days a week to just writing up blog posts. I don’t mind the time though because I find it so very rewarding when people enjoy my posts and comment and have fun with some of the silly stuff I think and dig up on the Web. And the benefits are immeasurable. Exposure, connections, friendships, a loyal following… What more could an author ask for?
As readers of my book reviews know, I have a habit of casting real people, usually actors, in my mind as the characters when I read. As you are writing, do you base your characters on real people?
My heroes are always Hugh Jackman. Even when they are not Hugh Jackman, they are Hugh Jackman.
What types of books do you read? Are there any genres or subject matters that you avoid?
I read mostly horror and ‘literally fiction’ actually. Some of my very most absolute favorite authors are Stephen King, Joe Hill, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami and John Irving. I also have a tremendous love for the Beats, Hunter S. Thompson and Charles Bukowski. I don’t know that there is any subject matter I really avoid, though I’m not much of a biography/autobiography fan.
I’m always a sucker for a good love story. Who is your favorite fictional couple of all time?
Wow, that’s a really difficult question. Hmmm, if I had to choose just one out of all the really great couples I’ve come across, I’d have to say Wesley and Buttercup.
What is the scariest book you’ve ever read? Were you able to finish it?
The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook. I still get nightmares just thinking about.
Are you involved in any other projects aside from your novel writing?
No, not at the moment, but I would like to be. Actually, one of my dreams is to write a video game. I think that would be AWESOME. But I have no idea how one goes about doing that. Maybe one day I’ll find out though.
Where can readers go to learn more about your work?
I can be conveniently found all over the internet. The easiest place for one-stop Lisa Fox shopping is my website: www.LisaFoxRomance.com. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook.
Tell us about your blog. What kinds of things do you blog about? Where can readers find it?
My blog is a wicked, naughty, happy place that usually feature all kinds of beautiful half-naked men. I also offer a free, weekly, paranormal soap opera for everyone’s reading pleasure called Moonlight and Merlot. The address is: http://lisafoxromance.wordpress.com/
Thanks so much for having me over Jesi! This interview was a total blast!!!