Lisa Gay has dreamed of being a writer since junior high. For most of her life she wrote simply to entertain herself, but her spouse believed she could do more...and so she did.
She now lives in the same small Oregon town she was born in. She tried living in other states, but she missed the green of the Willamette Valley too much. She introduced the love of her life to Oregon and she fell in love with the state too. They now live the small town life and are staff to a demanding cat who believes he owns the world.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't remember the first story I ever read, but I've been told I was always a bookworm. It was kind of odd in my family. I do remember the first book I read that stuck with me. It was Ann McCaffery's "Dragonsinger" and I must have read it three or four times before I realized that it was part of a much bigger series. I have all of them in hard copy and some have had to be replaced because I have read the covers right off of them. I'm 51 years old and I still want to ride a dragon!
When did you first start writing?
The first story I wrote was inspired by a series on television in the late 70's. I was in the eighth grade and it was about vampires. Now it would be called fan fiction. Then it was just me wanting to be part of the story.
Melissa didn’t plan on staying in the house she inherited from her grandmother for long. She simply needed a place to recuperate after a serious accident threw her life into chaos. She hadn’t counted on all of the questions starting over would bring up, about her past and about her future. Meeting someone like Tori and feeling such intense attraction was another surprise Melissa hadn't expected