About the author
While Lisa Edward has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and travelled through most parts of Europe and the United States.
She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel.
Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting impression.
She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke that of her characters.
Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.
☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions
1. What is the greatest piece of writing advice you ever received?
Write for yourself. Write what you would want to read. Every reader is different and it's impossible to write a book that everyone will love, but if you try to please everyone, you will end up pleasing no one.
2. If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be?
It's your life, your adventure, so don't be afraid. Don't be afraid to try everything, and if you fail, it doesn't matter. Don't be afraid to love completely, laugh loud and hard, and live life to the fullest. And don't worry about what anyone else thinks while you're doing it.
3. Do you outline your story or fly by the seat of your pants?
I try to briefly outline as far as a timeline goes, but my characters tend to dictate the way the story will go and there's no fighting it. The story flows more naturally if you just let it happen.
4. Love at first sight or lust at first sight?
At first sight would indicate you haven't spoken to the person yet, so I would have to say lust. I think love is a deeper, soul wrenching, change your life experience and I don't believe you can get that from just looking at someone. But you can definitely want to jump their bones if they have great arms and amazing eyes.
5. What are you currently working on?I'm half way through a standalone romantic comedy novel, that will hopefully make people feel good and have a few laugh out loud moments. She's slightly dorky and he's an English guy who's straight talking with a bit of a dirty mouth. It's a departure from my series which is complex and angsty with loads of hot sexy scenes. It's a simple girl meets boy story which centers around their developing relationship, and of course there's a twist at the end.
Have you read the Songbird Trilogy?
Songbird Caged: http://authl.it/B00JNKEG44
Songbird Freed: http://authl.it/B00OY2QF9U
Songbird Caged : http://bit.ly/1tnas49
Songbird Freed: http://bit.ly/1FWZZSi