Lisa M. Green writes stories of myth and magic, weaving fairy tales into fantasy. She is the author of the mythic and paranormal fantasy novel The First. As an English and literature teacher, she began writing at a very young age and even considered a career in screenwriting or journalism. Throughout her childhood, she drove everyone insane with her constant stories and plays. Lisa enjoys reading, writing, cooking, traveling, hiking, and playing video games that girls aren’t supposed to like. Visit lisamgreen.com for more information about the author and her books.
When did you first start writing?
Possibly at birth? I was certainly very young. I won the writing award for my grade when I was in the fourth grade, and I know I was writing long before that, so early elementary school would probably be the most accurate answer. I wrote more and more throughout middle and high school, but I slowed down as I got older. I didn't follow my dream of writing a book until last year when I started my debut novel, The First.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have always been interested in mythology of all types. Archetypes and their patterns are a fascinating subject for me, and I love to think about the story behind the story. Finding an interconnectedness among ideas is like finding the toy in the cereal box, only far more gratifying and useful. I wanted to create a story that was a complete enigma at first but slowly unravels to reveal the hidden meaning.