Interview with Lisa Boesen

What is your writing process?
Honestly, what I consider my best Ideas come to my while cycling for 60 minutes or more. There is something about cycling that generates ideas so now I wear a recorder and record my ideas. I go home and start writing and it doesn't stop until I'm done.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read so much as a child growing up. So much so I got headaches. I don't remember my first story but my first books were Dr. Seuss and the Joan Anglund series.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Gone with the Wind. I think I can recite the first paragraph by heart.
Giant. I'm a Texas girl and it's a good Texas story.
The Help. I'm old enough to have lived through those times.
The Book Thief. The story telling is amazing. Who would have thought of Death as a narrator?
Glass Castles. A true story that helps you see the other side of living.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nexus 7 with Kindle.
Describe your desk
Fairly organized with lots of colored-pens for color-coding chaos.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Most of my years were in Corsicana, Texas. I had a fabulous three years in New Braunfels. I visited there recently and I was surprised at how much I remembered of living there at ages three to six. It was vivid and happy. There were some sad times when there were deaths in the family, but for the most part I distinctly remember laughing, being joyful and then, being a brat too.
When did you first start writing?
Middle school. I can't believe I sent articles to Redbook and Woman's Day at the ripe age of 12. What was up with that? The manilla envelope rejection letters were disheartening. They included a nice type written letter and a real signature. Whoever that was, I appreciate the time it took to send a decent rejection letter to a 12 year old in Texas.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I will be writing fiction now and loosely on my life. I haven't been the best person all the time but I try and that is half the battle. Right?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The act of writing itself. It's funny. I always wanted to be a writer. Then I went into healthcare. The writing came back in graduate school and then my work in HR on policies and as a trainer. I was writing that's for sure! Then I started a blog to share my mother's cancer path. It was easier to write a blog than having to update her condition all the time. So I started several blogs. So be careful what you wish for, you may get it!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Cycling, gardening, cooking and spending as much time as possible with my husband. And then trying to be still and just observe the glory of it all.
Published 2014-07-31.
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Books by This Author

21 Day Supply of Sweet Kale Mix Recipes
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian and Vegan
Lisa Boesen, The Domestic Administrator, shares her 21 day supply of sweet kale vegetable mix recipes using EatSmart's Sweet Kale Vegetable Mix or your own equivalent blend of cabbage, Brussels sprouts, chicory, kale and broccoli. Most are vegetarian and others can easily be transitioned to a vegetarian dish with the use of meat substitute products. Enjoy!
The Domestic Administrator Portfolio
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
52 page home management binder to inventory personal, financial and medical information. Great for personal home management, estate managers or caregivers!