Lisa Powell


Inspiring is a GREAT Feeling:
Everyone thinks their books will change the world. They want to become famous and make millions. But what about inspiring
others? Being an author/writer is more than just writing. It's about inspiring others. Here's my story.

I went to get my taxes done, I know everyone groan, I use the same person every year he is in his late 70's. He was talking about writing a book a couple years ago. I told him I was a writer/author and we talked for a while. The next year he was contemplating about the different avenues in which to publish and how much it cost. We talked more. This year I go there
and he smiled. 'I published my book.' He went over to a drawer and pulled out his book. He tells me, if it wasn't for me, he would have never taken that first step and published.
It's a boy scout book, with camp fire spooky stories. With all the legends and how the camp came to be. He was a boy scout at this camp. The camp is still open today, he made is money back and all proceeds go to the camp. He wrote an inscription to me and handed me the book. My husband was so proud and I was almost speechless. I may not be famous or a millionaire. My books may not have changed anything, but being a writer did plus, he saved me money on my taxes, *grin* That was a great feeling, me inspiring someone. Someone who indeed is very profitable in selling his book.

I guess it stems back when I first started out looking for answers, before I published. I asked an indie author a couple questions. Someone, everyone loves and I to loved her books. But she got snotty with me and made me feel like an idiot. Well dah! I have never done this before, I don't know what I am doing. I don't buy her books anymore either, just because of that fact.
So at that point I decided I would never do that to someone else if they asked for help or information. And it has paid off, in my eyes.

Facts about me:
Favorite person-Husband
Favorite color is - red
Favorite vehicle - ford (69 mustang mach1 boss 429) Dream Car.
Favorite foods - bacon & bbq ribs
Favorite time of year - spring
Zodiac sign - Pisces
Movies - Overboard, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Pretty Woman, Under Siege 1&2, Comando extra...
Music - Areosmith, Poison, ACDC, Little River Band, Boston, Pink Floyd, Pat Benatar, extra...

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk.
*Laughing* A mess! I have my laptop to my right, hooked up to my 22 in monitor in the middle, with my key board hooked up to my laptop, with my wireless mouse hooked up to my lap top. My coffee cup to my left. My note books sitting in front of me and paper work scattered all over the place. And oh cell phone sits on the left. Speakers are shoved in there as well, so yeah a mess. I get my feet caught in my keyboard cord...LOL Oh and don't forget the light and a small clock. I know there is a time set on my laptop, but it seems I always look left.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Oh gosh, it was years ago, I was still in grade school. The name was called, The Boxcar Children. How the writer portrayed the children living in this boxcar. A family of siblings if my memory serves me right. They wanted to stay together and not be separated. It meant a lot because as a child me and my own siblings were separated.
Read more of this interview.


Chase, Catching Raine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,350. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Chase Venton lived a carefree life, until his parents died. He was taken for granted by many people, especially women. Now he is a cold cruel man. Raine Simmons was almost homeless when she ran into Smiley. Smiley ran the Venton Ranch. She was hire to help but was told to stay away from Mr. Venton Raine saw Chase walking her way. She never imagined a simple hello, would send Chase over the edge.
Emma, Caught by Storm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,830. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Emma Larson's fears keep her hidden away in the romance of books. Her hopes and dreams all live there. Never wanting or expecting to find love of her own, she lives in the fantasy world of romance novels. Every book she reads has a happy ending. One she could only have in her mind. Elliot Storm is a Billionaire and has given up on women. Never again will he take a chance. They are all the same,
Blaze, Searing Heat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,090. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Blaze Richards is a brilliant man. He has everything he has ever wanted. He has many business avenues from recording studios to clothing lines. He is worth a fortune. He expects everyone to bow to his needs. He goes beyond his morals to get what he wants. When he puts his assistant April Steele in a bad situation, he realizes she is no pushover. When she terminates her position, he is dumbfounded.
Trust in my Love, Max & Kate series book 4
Series: Max & Kate, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,930. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
In your worst of dreams you would never consider doing the deeds that are forced upon you. When several lives are at stake, you will do what you have to. Especially in the field Max is in. Keeping your loved ones alive requires a cost. That cost is disposing of the most precious thing to you, your greatest love.
Heart of a Marksman, Marksman Trilogy Book 3
Series: Marksman Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,070. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The Mayhem ends. New life begins Mitch lets the love of his life go. He doesn't think she will trust him with all the secrets he carries. But when he has a tragic accident he gives up on himself. Nothing, any of his friends can do helps. He has changed, for the worst. No one wants to be around him. They have all but have given up hope. Only one person they can think of maybe able to help...
Fury of a Marksman, Marksman Trilogy Book 2
Series: Marksman Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,870. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Adult
The Mystery and Mayhem continues. Mitch's devastating case with Cally Walters left him shattered and he became MIA. He is trying to sort out what went wrong with his last assignment and is still in mourning. Mitch doesn't want to be found. He wants revenge. Jim Barnes needs to find Mitch immediately. He contacted all of his friends hoping they can help find him. He needs to tell him what he has..
Cry of a Marksman, Marksman Trilogy Book 1
Series: Marksman Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Winning the lottery for Cally Walters gave her new hope to save her failing marriage. Little did she know that murder was right around the corner. Her husband, Kyle wanted it all for himself. His sudden death left her with a lot of illegal debt now her life is in danger. She calls upon her lawyer Jim Barnes to help her liquidate what's left. In the meantime he hires her a body guard, Mitch Greyson
Haunted Flames
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,080. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Jasmine Roads hides from her gift she calls a curse. She has been secluded her whole life. She wants to go unnoticed, unseen. Cole Van Buran is a ten year veteran firefighter. He never lost a life to a fire until Amber. Now he has lost his passion for life and is haunted by nightmares. His life is going downhill, until he rescues Jasmine. Together they will deal with what's haunting both of them.
The Power of Love
Series: Max & Kate, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,820. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
'Love can be very powerful. It will help you pull through the worst of situations. You have to believe. You have to have faith in the Power of Love.’ Max and Kate will find out just how powerful their love is. It will save them from devious acts afflicted upon them by others. See what lurks around every corner as they have to confront their worst fears.
Captured by Fate, Max & Kate Series
Series: Max & Kate, Book 1 & 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,160. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Max never thought love would be possible for him. In his line of work it was too dangerous. He never had a relationship that lasted more than a few months, he never wanted one. Then fate stepped in. Max was doing fine on his own, until is ordered to work with a spitfire Kate. This five foot nothing woman came into his life and turned it upside down.

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Smashwords book reviews by Lisa Powell

  • Smashwords Style Guide on May 26, 2013
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    I don't know what up with this guide, nothing is working none of the links. When i download it it's in foreign language.I tried to view on line, links wont open. Nothing.
  • Smashwords Style Guide on Jan. 17, 2016

    Using the bookmark method: I often go back to the style guide to refresh my memory on certain things. There are so many sites out there publishing now, I have decided to stick with Smashwords. It's easy and there are a lot of different avenues to choose from. Anyway back to bookmarks. I followed instructions, but my return hyperlink kept going to my page break above my TOC. Now I did have the rec_TOC, I made sure It was correct. I sat there thinking what the heck I was doing wrong. So out of curiosity, I changed my font type of my TOC, (it was the same as my wording before my page break) and whala! It worked! I never dreamed. So you might want to let others no. Or maybe you have and I have missed it somewhere. So if anyone is having the same problem, change the font of your TOC, it may help.