Lisa Malabanan

Biography

I am a graduate of Rutgers College of Nursing and work as a Professional Registered Nurse in the field of Perinatology. I live in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania with my husband and two children. At the age of six, I discovered the piano and classical music. A variety of music genres influences my life, and I’m encouraging a love of the arts to my daughter and son.

Reading fiction is my escape from the chaos and stress of a demanding yet rewarding profession. For me, writing transcends a good book diversion. The experience is like commuting on a New York City subway; diverse people enter and exit the scene, sometimes delays and derailment occur during creativity, and a train of thought is missed or passed by on occasion. In the end, an arrival at my destination is what I hope to accomplish, and I invite readers to take that ride with me.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired the Dia-Matic Keys project?
I’m a new writer, but my main profession is nursing. I learned so much from interacting with my patients, colleagues, department managers, and other medical professionals. All the different personalities, cultures, and religions played a major role in how I communicated with people.

I am gradually learning the various sides of human emotion. This helps me to understand and interact with a person through words, touch, observation, and/or humor. Those actions allowed me to empathize and sympathize with individuals who come into and out of my life within days, weeks, and months at a time.

These experiences influence my writing, and my tagline (part time RN and writer with a full time love for family and music) says it all. The love for my family and music inspires me to write. I have many music instruments: upright and electric piano, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, clarinet, and violin. Sadly, I don’t have a drum set and the rest of the instruments are slowly being neglected. I often imagine what they would sound like with people playing them out of joy. So I brought them to life with a story.

I want to show my instruments the same adoration I give to my family. I created a fictional rock band. Bringing those instruments to life wasn't enough. So I gave them personalities. The five band members have a mix of qualities from my husband, daughter, and son, including myself.

Music is like a book to me. It transports me to a different place and time. Just like songs are an escape from the everyday demands of life, writing gives me the same enjoyment.

My family is my heart and soul, my joy and strength, and most important, my loves. The five main characters in my stories have become a part of my family. So I would love for you to get to know these unique individuals personally. I want others to connect with them, to befriend them, to feel for them, to root for them, to laugh and cry with them, and to love them, just as much as I do.
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Where to find Lisa Malabanan online


Books

Harmony
Series: Dia-Matic Keys, Book 1.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,490. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
All is lost for Dia-Matic Keys without Elle Martins. Secrets and betrayal are tearing the band apart. One man is the culprit to their downfall. His fears lead to careless decisions that affect not just the group, but everyone he loves. A novella about one of Elle’s beloved men. Get acquainted with the charming James Roberts as he fights to prove himself worthy to the band, and especially to Elle.
Prelude To A Song
Series: Dia-Matic Keys, Book 1 Accompaniment. Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A short story from the Dia-Matic Keys series and accompaniment to Consonance (Book One). Learn more about Ryan Davis and Kevin Edwards through the eyes of the person who knows them best.
Consonance
Series: Dia-Matic Keys, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 104,940. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Imagine the roar and praise of an audience cheering for you. Their adoration produces an indescribable high. For Elle Martins, becoming a rock star is a dream about to come true. The path to fame and fortune is an easy choice for most, yet for Elle, this is the hardest decision she'll ever make.

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