Interview with Ms. Lisa Live!

What do your fans mean to you?
Like branches on a tree, fans are extended family, who I value.
What are you working on next?
My next project includes a number of other entrepreneurs to co-author a fun book of our experiences in relations to new technology. For example, I wrote a book 10 years ago. It was a self-published print publication, called The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs, I printed 100 and sold 100 - I'm now trying my hand at ebook publishing and find I have so much to learn about the evolution of technology. - However, by far, Smashwords seems to be my best experience yet. (not kidding).
Who are your favorite authors?
I read a really good book called Causing a Commotion. Wow that was really good entertainment. It just seemed so real. Nice plot and really good story line.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well... God wakes me up everyday and I love knowing that I'm useful and very much alive!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Enjoying life. I love watching people and attending events, eating out, shopping, laughing with family and friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Amazon was my dominate source for ebooks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was Two Brooklyn Entrepreneurs about my grand parents. A friend said I should have won a prize for that story.
What is your writing process?
Writing down notes. Sometimes I hear something that pisses me off... and then I start writing. So I guess the piss is inspiration, huh?
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
When I read Manchild in the Promised Land, I could not believe that stuff really happened in life. Yet, American Gangster, Nicki Barnes and Frank Lucas, were one uncle away from reality.
How do you approach cover design?
I always want to be genuine with my display work. If I put the work in designing the cover, people can feel something when they look at the book. Perhaps they feel my energy invested in the making of the book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
In the bible, the book of Genesis has everything a person needs to know about creating. The original Think and Grow Rich is interesting because of the time it was written. The Magic Power of Your Mind harnesses ESP or what is today termed telepathy.
The Law of Success is just a big bundle of information and my favorite is The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs. Whenever I'm in sort of a challenging state, my mother says: "Just go read your book." Who reads their own book? That's so weird. But honestly, every now and again, I'll pull a quote from it that sends chills through my body.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like certain SiFi material and I love a well-researched, well-structured, well-written magazine news articles. The other day one article left me spellbound at the length. After reading it I wondered about the writer's motives for writing an article that criticized a voice in a much broader community. I learned a few new words from the article.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have three different makes and models.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm looking forward to being introduced to some amazing marketing strategies through Smashwords. So we'll see.
Describe your desk
Clean until it gets messy and messy until it gets clean
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New York and what a colorful life. My experiences are often captured on the page.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in grade school.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Some church people pissed me off, so I needed to answer each and everyone of them in the most constructive way possible. This is where my writing helps me to help others. I found that what disturbs one, also disturbs millions of others so the best I can do is write for us all.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I heard stories of traditional publishers helping only a select few. I just knew I could do it myself.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I feel it. When I feel the feeling. I know people will love my writing.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm new to Smashwords, but let me tell you, already I'm happy with just the uploading process, so easy.
Published 2015-04-29.
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Books by This Author

Time to Innovate
Price: $6.75 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Time to Innovate by Ms. Lisa Live! is a timely e-book that illustrates how to increase your innovative skills, with tips on valuable ideas of creative solutions.