Interview with Lisa M. Prysock

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've wanted to be a writer since I can remember. One of the first things I remember in kindergarten was writing my first book... with the help of my teacher, Miss Landry. The other children were playing with all of the interesting toys in the room. Not me. I was sitting at my seat making my own pages of illustrations with coloring crayons. I didn't know how to spell anything yet. She spelled everything out that I wanted to express and let me staple my illustrations together. When it was done, I was holding my first book in my hands. My passion for writing and books has never stopped growing! When eBooks took off, I knew this was it! This was my chance to write! Traditional publishing as we know it is changing! It's never been more of a reality than now for writers to reach for their God-given dreams!
What do your fans mean to you?
My readers really inspire me to keep writing! I love it when someone takes a moment to let me know what they thought about my books. It wouldn't be any fun writing without someone to enjoy it. I like knowing that somehow, maybe I inspired and encouraged someone else out there. I like knowing that what I write makes a difference in someone else's life for the better. I'm always praying and asking the Lord to shine through me for His people of faith to be strengthened, renewed and blessed.
What are you working on next?
I just finished Volume II of "The Victorian Christian Heritage Series." I'm looking forward to sharing more about the Victorian Era and Hannah's family with my new book "Abigail's Melody." I'm currently writing a "Ruth & Boaz" type of love story... in a whole different setting. This book will be another Regency Inspirational Novel like my first book, "To Find a Duchess." I share a little more about this with my readers at my new website, www.LisaPrysock.com!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy the whole process... being creative... dreaming big and planning the details of the book... making it come to life on paper, eh, okay, umm... the computer! I love sharing my faith as a follower of Christ with the whole world and I love hearing feedback from my readers. Plus I donate a portion of all of my sales to missionaries and evangelists who have impacted my life... those that are carrying the gospel forth... and those that have made a difference for me and brought me closer to Jesus.
Who are your favorite authors?
I still love the authors I grew up reading: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Lucy Maude Montgomery books. I really enjoy Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Janette Oke books. Louisa May Alcott and C.S. Lewis...oh, too many to name really. I'm constantly finding new Christian, historical, fiction writers with so much talent. I lean toward classical literature. I really liked the "Cathy" books when I was growing up ...and Beverly Cleary books. Joyce Meyer books can be so helpful. But of everything out there, God's Word is the best; He keeps me going everyday!
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design has tremendous impact. I want the cover on my books to reflect the feel and heartbeat of my story. I think the cover should be wholesome and clean for Christian fiction. It should draw the reader into the world the author has created. When I'm reading a book, all the way through a story, I often think about the characters and setting in terms of what the cover conveyed. It is important for the reader to be able to have some sort of glimpse or visual of the characters and setting to understand, relate to and remember the story. I approach the cover design cautiously... asking myself various questions. Does it convey what's on the inside of this book? Does it draw my reader to the story? Does it have some of the elements I want to bring out in this story? Does it help bring to life the characters in my book? Does it make readers curious enough to want to read the story? Does it make my story pop or stand out? Does it reflect the setting of my story? Does it add some spark to the heart or theme of my book? Does it make me want to read my own story, even though I wrote it? Does it have that special something I'm looking to say? Is it different and catchy? If I'm answering yes to most of these questions, I've got the right cover.
Published 2015-05-08.
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Books by This Author

Protecting Miss Jenna
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,900. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Abe Lincoln Country, Louisville, Kentucky 1859-- Handsome, wealthy, a renegade when it comes to southern tradition...Wade Taylor defies convention, especially when he decides to hire a vivacious, fearless, southern belle as the next teacher for his district after the last one burned to the ground-- with the teacher inside. Miss Jenna is going to need around-the-clock protection...
The Redemption of Lady Georgiana
Price: Free! Words: 61,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A Modern Day "Ruth" Love Story of Regency Proportions... Will penniless Lady Georgiana be doomed to life as a governess forever? Furthermore, she keeps finding herself in--well, predicaments. Precarious predicaments, truth be told. Will she ever stop getting into these ridiculous dilemmas so the Earl can stop coming to her rescue?
Abigail's Melody
Series: The Victorian Christian Heritage Collection. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,890. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Romance
"Abigail's Melody" is Volume 2 of The Victorian Christian Heritage Series and the sequel to "Hannah's Garden: a Turn of the Century Love Story," Volume 1. Think Kentucky rebel preacher's daughter meets titled gentleman who rescues her in the English countryside. ... A glimpse of Victorian England and the story of William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army.
To Find a Duchess
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Regency Inspirational Love Story in the scenic Cotswalds of England: She was a mail order bride... and had no idea the man she had just married was a titled Duke of the Realm. A story of faith and triumph! A classic rags to riches tale... One reader says: "Wow! What a different take on a mail order bride story!" Another reader calls this novel exceptional!
Hannah's Garden: A Turn of the Century Love Story
Series: The Victorian Christian Heritage Collection, Volume I. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Christian » Romance
A delightful Victorian Era, "Turn of the Century" romance awaits you with each page in this inspirational, Christian, coming of age romance! Meet Hannah Jubilee Parker of Brookside Meadow Farm, Kentucky. Follow her story from orphan to talented young woman determined not to fall for the new preacher. A triumphant, heartwarming, clean and wholesome story perfect for young adults.