The JR Bunnies are happy to welcome Author Lisa Fox!
One Kiss with Harper Impulse. Soon to be in paperback!
Tell us a little about *** (above work), what inspired you to write ****(above work)? One Kiss is a friends-to-lovers contemporary romance set on New Year’s Eve in New York City. New Year’s is the perfect time for new beginnings and that midnight can be filled with so many wonderful possibilities!
When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen? I never have anything plotted out. There’s no fun in that! I definitely let the characters determine where their stories go.
What inspired you to write in your genre? Is this the genre you started writing in or have you morphed to this one? I started out wanting to do something more along the lines of literary fiction, but everything I wrote kind of morphed into romance. I loved it so much, I just kept doing it!
Who was the toughest character for you to “get right” that you have written so far? So far, I think Stacy from Her Perfect Lips might be the one. I wanted her to be a very bubbly person, but also an aggressive businesswoman. Creating that balance was a bit of a challenge.
Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun stories you could share? My characters are wholly fictional, but they do take traits and backstories from people I’ve met in real life sometimes.
What do you find the hardest part of writing? Actually writing. Sitting down every day and putting words on the screen. It’s hard and the inspiration doesn’t always want to come, but inspired or not, the work has to be done.
Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you. I hate, HATE, being late for anything, and I often arrive five to ten minutes early for everything.
Do you have a guilty pleasure? I don’t feel guilty about any pleasures.
What TV Show/s are you addicted to? Once Upon a Time. I’m totally in love with Hook.
Do you have a hobby that you like to try and squeeze in? I like to save the world on my PlayStation whenever possible.
What do you need before you start writing? Anything that is just a must have or the creative juice don’t flow? Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
Does music influence your writing? If so, do any of your stories have a theme song? Not really. I actually prefer to write in silence. I know that’s somewhat unusual, but I find music distracting.
Do you write one book from start to finish or are there multiple works underway at any given time? I have to do one at a time. I can’t divide my attention over multiple works. I need to be very focused and totally immersed when I write.
Where were you when you got your first contract? What was the book and who did you tell first? It was a cold and snowy February morning and I was at my day job. I opened my email and discovered that Ellora’s Cave had accepted Sculpting a Demon or publication. All of my coworkers were the first people to know because I couldn’t keep from squealing!
How old were you when you read your first romance book? I was probably around 13 or so. The perfect age for discovering romance!
Do you have an all-time favorite romance book (not written by you J)? The Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy by Nora Roberts. I LOVED those books.
What author causes you to “go fan girl”/ squeal over/anticipate upcoming books? Stephen King. Every time.
If you still have one of those pesky non writing jobs what is it? I do. But thankfully, it’s only part time.
Do you have a favorite movie you have seen in the last few months and an all-time favorite? I’m not a huge movie person. I like any and all superhero movies and I guess anything with Hugh Jackman would qualify as a favorite for now.
What are you currently working on, and what else is in the wings? Her Perfect Lips, my next book with Harper Impulse, is in edits right now. It is a reunion love story and it was tons of fun to write. Stacy Saunders and Tennyson Landry meet up again by chance in New Orleans. Sparks fly and flames are rekindled, but the former lovers live a thousand miles apart.
If you could co-write with another author who would it be? Lee Child. I got to hear him speak at the 2014 Romance Times Convention and I think he would be tremendously fun to work with.
How did you hear about the “bunnies” at Joyfully Reviewed? Everyone knows about the Joyfully Reviewed bunnies!
Where can readers find you _________? (Include all links you want, facebook, twitter etc….) I am everywhere!
And for the silly side –
What is your favorite type of ice cream? I like regular vanilla ice cream. It is simple and perfect, but it can be spiced up with anything and everything and still be delicious!