To kick off my new author interview series, I have the fabulous Lisa Gail Green. If you are part of the YALit community, I know you’ve heard of her before. She’s a great supporter of YA and contributes regularly to Adventures in YA Publishing. She’s also debuting the first book in her Of Angels and Demons trilogy next month. Lisa is just the kind of busy, multi-faceted, modern author I’m pleased to feature here.
Author Sidekick: How are you published (traditional or self-pub)?
Lisa Gail Green: Both
AS: What genre do you write?
LGG: YA Fantasy/Sci-fi
AS: What is the most challenging non-writing work that you do as a writer? What about the most unexpected?
LGG: Marketing! The thing that still eludes me and I find the most difficult is actually FINDING the target audience for my books.
AS: Do you use social media to promote your books and/or yourself? If yes, which platforms do you use? If no, why not?
LGG: Yes! But I use them mostly socially. You know, you’re one of my “friends”! 😉 I love Twitter, Pinterest and FB though I’m not sure how well I’m using them these days.
AS: Do you blog regularly? If yes, what topics do you cover? If no, why not?
LGG: Only what I do for AYAP. I shut down my own blog a while back.
AS: What do you wish you had more time for?
AS: What do you wish you could spend less time on?
LGG: Everyday minutia.
AS: Is writing your sole source of income or do you have a “day job”?
LGG: Writing only
AS: Have you considered hiring an assistant to help with non-writing tasks? If yes, what is holding you back? If no, why not?
LGG: Ha! When I can afford you I will hire you. ;D I’m lucky in that my husband’s income is enough (barely). But we do have three kids!
SOUL CROSSED, Of Angels and Demons #1
Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam’s beautiful friend, Grace.
Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.
It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous.
And only one can claim Cam’s soul.
About Lisa Gail Green
Lisa Gail Green lives with her husband the rocket scientist and their three junior mad scientists in Southern California. She writes books so she can have an excuse to live in the fantasy world in her head. She likes to share these with readers so she’s represented by the lovely Melissa Nasson of Rubin Pfeffer Content. She has a parrot but would most definitely get a werewolf for a pet if she weren’t allergic.
Lisa loves YA. She believes with all her heart that teen readers are ready and willing to experience things that some adults have closed their minds to, that books are the safest way to explore, learn, and escape, and that imagination is the key to just about everything.