Interview with Shalisse Lewis

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Any device that can read iBooks
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth
Describe your desk
Organized chaos!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Rocky Mountains where history and the culture of the west are closely linked.
When did you first start writing?
I started telling stories before I could actually read or write.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It is unexplored territory for me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There is nothing better than a good story.
What are you working on next?
Yes! My next adventure is about three brothers who return home from the Civil War to their small town in Iowa.
Who are your favorite authors?
In no particular order:
Shakespeare
Poe
Twain
Harper Lee
Margaret Mitchell
Ray Bradbury
Hawthorne
Austen
Arthur Miller
Thomas Hardy
J.K. Rowling
Guy de Maupassant
Thoreau
Elie Wiesel
Mary Wollstonecraft
Dickens
Willa Cather
Victor Hugo
Dumas
Chaucer
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My students, my family, and the search for a good story
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't, but I do remember writing a play and organizing my school class to perform it when I was in fifth or sixth grade.
Published 2014-06-03.
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Books by This Author

Seeking Absolution
You set the price! Words: 217,570. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Seeking Absolution is a sweeping Twelfth Century tale. When Prince Richard and Lady Anne fall in love, they both assume there can never be a match between them. Still, Richard pursues Anne as if she were the Holy Grail. Richard’s rival, King Philip finds that he too has feelings for the lovely and intelligent Anne—but does he love her only because Richard does?