Interview with Lisa Stankowski

What do your fans mean to you?
Obviously, everything. Obtaining fans to me means people are interested in me, my story and what I am doing. Either through new followers on Twitter, my fans make everything happen. And I love everyone of them, especially when they interact with me on social media.
What are you working on next?
I am working to make the book From the Boardroom to the Bedroom into either a movie, or a mini series via HBO, Showtime or Cinemax. My next book will be about being the person you want to be. Stay tuned, I'm already working on that one
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of time with my family and a lot of time with my friends, but like I said before, I love golf so I spend a lot of time either on the range, on the course or watching it on TV. I am truly a student of the game.
What is your writing process?
Another one I need to be careful with, LOL. Obviously this book is about my past personal sexual experiences so my writing process for this book was different then most authors I am assuming. But my process was simple for this one. I wrote the entire book without editing anything, then beat the hell out of it for months getting it right. Wine helped a lot too :)
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Why Wait? Such an amazing beautiful story. The Art of the Deal, because who doesn't want to become a billionaire? And the Crowd goes Wild, because I love Joe to death and I love sports. Bud, Sweat and Tees by Rich Beem, because I love golf and it provided a great insight of PGA golf inside the ropes and The Ordinary Spaceman by Clay Anderson, good friend of mine and a wonderful story about being in space for so long. I'm kind of a space geek too.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social media so far, but my agent and I are working on several other things right now. Stay tuned.
When did you first start writing?
In college, I had a bunch of guy friends that wanted to start a band and they talked me into being in the band because I could play keyboards at the time. I'm pretty sure they only wanted me in the band because I looked good and they wanted more guys to come to our shows. LOL. Anyway, we were a soft rock band, trying to emulate the band Journey, so we set out to write the best love song ever. Clearly we never went far, but I started writing lyrics for songs, which, ironically enough, I still write from time to time.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far, yes.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
LOL, I better be careful with this one and who says you have to get out of bed each day? I am kidding. Obviously to start with, sex. I believe everyone should start their day with some sort of sexual experience. It clears out the mind and no one has ever felt bad after achieving the big O. Outside of that, I love life and I love facing each day. Each day we get better and better at what we do either with relationships, our own well being or our hobbies. Speaking of hobbies, I inspire to be a better golfer every day, so that helps me get going each day - After the big O of course :)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do! When I was a little girl. I wrote a story about a good friend of mine who moved away (which was true) and some how we were able to talk to each other in our minds at night when we missed each other. We spoke with each other and answered each other's questions and each night when we were ready to go to sleep we told each other "I miss you and I love you." I think I was in 7th grade maybe?
How do you approach cover design?
For this book, it was simple. Something sexy that would catch people's eyes.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Apple.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up here in Scottsdale, which was amazing, but my Uncle lives just north of San Francisco, up in the wine country. I spent so many summers with my Uncle and Aunt. I remember many nights sitting on my Uncle's deck and watching the fog coming over the hills behind his house when the sun would set and it would just make my mind go and think. It was so beautiful. Going back to living in Arizona, I loved it too. When I was in high school, my friends and I would hike the mountains and watch the sun set into the ocean. It was so romantic, it was so beautiful, which is probably where I fell in love with the night time of Scottsdale. It's in the book, you will understand this when you read it. Both places allowed my mind to be free and allowed me to think. Today, when I write, I think about both places and it help's my mind and soul to relax a bit.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It's a good story man. People will enjoy it :)
Published 2017-03-20.
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Books by This Author

From the Boardroom to the Bedroom
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 142,070. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
A very erotic tale about a woman who fell in love with sex at an early age and turned that love into a career as a high-end call girl. The stories are very hot and the stories include secret sex from my husband and a Las Vegas inside who picked me to become a high-end call girl at an early age and I had no idea that most of my sexual encounters were tests to see if I could become a call girl.