Interview with Lisa D. Price

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a family owned ranching and farming operation in West Texas. I know what your thinking...but remember, everybody has to come from somewhere. And West Texas is rich in musical culture, literature, food production and beautiful sunsets. Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys and so many more music artists influenced my story telling. Fine artists like Georgia O'Keeffe, and Bren Price influenced my expanded view of the world. I admit that Georgia wasn't born in Texas, but she taught art In West Texas. The story of the Goodnight Loving Trail and tales of the exploits of my ancestors in taming the southwest influenced my love for writing. The romance and strength in all those hard won success stories and of the wide open spaces of my native land gives flight to my fancies. J. Frank Doby who wrote about the Texas Rangers and how they saved the Army of the United States of America from being annihilated by Mexico's military might in 1836 and Larry McMurtrey's book Lonesome Dove and so many more writers past and present influenced my writing and keeping the record straight. Actors like Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duval portray Texas historical characters with gut wrenching accuracy influenced my writing in getting to the core of who we are when we lead with our hearts.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted my voice to be heard. Having information or knowledge is only useful if you can share it. Since the internet and Smashwords came into being the world has awakened to a global community where we all have a voice and a need to tell our stories. Telling our stories is a basic human need. I hope to inform and entertain my global family with my writing and publishing on Smashwords.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have been collecting recipes for myself a long time. I have severe allergies to genetically modified faux food and cooking has become a science searching for organic non gmo vegetables and beef that is grass fed on a ranch without hormones and antibiotics. I discovered Buffalo meat and something about it touches my soul. Perhaps having four great grandmothers who were Cherokee, one great grandmother who was Delaware Unami Turtle Clan and one great grandmother who was Choctaw probably makes the buffalo meat speak to my DNA. So, my new book, This Cookbook Is For You!, by Brit Lowe is my offering to readers who are experiencing the same search for real food for themselves and their families.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest feeling for me is to put words to paper with all the emotion in me, all the greatness to be, all the love of life and the joy of entertaining readers with my work
What are you working on next?
My next book is a cookbook using Non-GMO ingredients and informing new and seasoned cooks the uses for colloidal silver in the kitchen. Its called, This Cookbook Is For You!, by Brit Lowe. After publishing the cookbook, I have three other books I am working on and I expect to be publishing them in the coming months. Expect the unexpected.
Who are your favorite authors?
Thats a tough question. There are so many. So I guess I have to say the most influential author is Lee Carroll who writes the Kryon books. Next would be my need for adventure in my reading so that would include but not limited to Clive Cussler, James Patterson, Agatha Christie, And not so well known authors such as Nora Lofts, and Thomas Costin who wrote The Silver Chalice and Below the Salt.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Exclusively on many talented authors to choose from where else would I go?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, of course. I wrote poems as a young child. Long soul searching poems with a sad ending. But the first publicly acclaimed work was a screen play I wrote for my 5th grade class to perform for our annual school play. The critics were brutal.
What is your writing process?
I write my books in my head first before I begin to put pen to paper. Then I just make an outline and I make notes on scraps of paper until I have my book lined up. The actual writing of the book is the hardest part for me. Making it all make sense without too many extraneous words and keeping humor always in the pages.
How do you approach cover design?
I approach my sister the artist and let her have her way with it. Her name is Bren Price, you can contact her on her website to enjoy her work.
Published 2015-09-08.
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Books by This Author

Make A Colloidal Silver Generator
You set the price! Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative medicine
The secret information in this book has been suppressed for far too long. It is a quiet story that has woven it's way by word of mouth to those who prayed for healing for decades. The potential for peace in my grandchildren's lifetime lies in this book. Let the healing begin!
This Cookbook Is For You!
You set the price! Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Southern States, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Southern States
This Cookbook Is For You! contains delicious easy and quick recipes that include the best tasting pot roast you will ever make, as well as, fun snacks for hungry kids home from school. It also contains vegetarian recipes and exciting desserts everyone will enjoy. This cookbook truly is for You!
The Truth About Colloidal Silver
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative medicine
The Truth About Colloidal Silver is about my experience with colloidal silver and the benefits to it which have changed my life and the lives of hundreds of others.