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Original Essays | Yesterday, 10:34am 0 comments
I recently heard someone say that if a writer doesn't investigate uncomfortable places within himself, why would he bother writing? All great books... Continue »
Lisa SchroederDescribe your latest project.
My new YA novel, Far from You, is about Alice, who has yet to piece her life together after losing her mother to cancer. She copes by writing music, exploring her passion for her boyfriend, and distancing herself from her father and stepmother. But when she's trapped in a deadly snowstorm that threatens her life and the lives of her stepmother and newborn half-sister, she's forced to deal with issues she's been avoiding for too long. I think fans of my first book, I Heart You, You Haunt Me, will find similar themes here of love and loss, healing and hope.
I think I'm going to say Audrey from the book Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway because she is really funny and loves music. Oh, and she scoops ice cream at the mall and if we were friends, maybe she'd give me a free scoop now and then.
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
Jordan's taught meWhat is your favorite breakfast cereal?
Mmmm, cereal. We usually have at least five boxes in our pantry because cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore! I think Cocoa Puffs are my favorite, but I wouldn't eat them for breakfast. I try to eat something healthy like oatmeal or a hard boiled egg and toast, but Cocoa Puffs is a great evening snack.
What was your favorite story as a child?
What do you do for relaxation?
Share an interesting experience you've had with one of your readers.
What's your favorite holiday and why?
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Lisa Schroeder is the author of Far from You and I Heart You, You Haunt Me.