Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lesa McKee | Author Interview

I'm happy to have one of my newer author-friends here on the blog today with her newest release!

In a nutshell, what do you write​?​
I write feel good fiction. Everything I write tends to have a bit of humor in it. I love the combo of faith and fun. I have a short story series coming out soon, ‘Operation Space Cats’ that reflects this sentiment. And another in the works. A Christian historical romance series, ‘Bridal Falls’.

I love humor in writing (and in life in general ;) ). What spurred on the desire for writing​?​I had one interviewer ask me if I thought writing was a gift or a curse. And I told her a gift because God doesn’t make mistakes.:) So I think of writing (just as my love of singing) as a calling.

Couldn't agree more! How do you balance writing with living -- or is writing your full-time job?

Writing is my full-time (unpaid as of yet) job. It’s my dream job, and I want to make the most of it.

Nothing better than being able to do your dream job! Who do you hope to reach with your writing?

I think Christian parents/ homeschooling moms (and the kiddos) would LOVE the Operation Space Cats series. The cats are fun, but they also teach lessons in faith along the way. At the end of each book there’s a list of questions for kids to ponder that recaps the lessons in the book.

Bridal Falls is more a Christian woman’s read. Those who love a smile served up with their sweet (and clean) romance. Faith, of course will be on the menu.

Sounds like a fun series! If someone asked you for your best writing tip, what would it be?

Find some critique partners, and learn how to critique (and how to gracefully accept your work being critiqued). I had no idea how much there was to learn about writing (I mean, I’d been an avid reader all my life) until I joined a critiquing site, submitted my stories, and bam! My perfect storylines were riddled with <gasp!> bad writing mistakes. The whole critiquing process made me a much better writer, and I’m still improving.:)

Fantastic tip! I have definitely learned a lot from my critique partners! What are three things that you greatly enjoy doing?

Other than writing and reading? Since that’s pretty obvious.:)

Flower shopping, and flower & container designing. Spring is the best time for this! I look forward to it all winter.:)

I love to bake. I always wanted to open a little bakery, and in another interview I did I mentioned I should combine these two loves (writing and baking) and open an Indie books & cupcake shop.

I would name each cupcake after a fellow Indie author, and design their cupcake around their latest book. How about a Vanilla bean cupcake with strawberry filling and cheesecake frosting with a miniature train on top for yours, Amanda? :)

I love it!! Those happen to be flavors I love too. :P Delicious!

Lesa McKee grew up at her Grandmother's knee, listening to the French folk-tales her animated Grandma Ida shared. A love of stories was born and her imagination took off!
She’s now living her dream as a Christian Indie writer of feel-good fiction, including a short story series of far-out space cats, titled 'Operation Space Cats'. These purrific feline adventures are filled with faith, friendship & fun!

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