Author Interview: Lisa Colodny

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

I don’t ever really remember actually deciding I wanted to write. I’ve always loved to write whether it was summarizing the daily events of The Young and the Restless or writing short stories about growing up with my cousins. When I was a sophomore in high school, I made an active decision to actually pen a fictional story. It wasn’t very good but I did enjoy writing it. Years later when I wrote Town Time Forgot, I used several “scenes” from that story of so long ago.

 

Who are your favorite authors?

I read Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier when I was much younger and it blew my mind to find out how much the new husband of the main character actually hated and despised his deceased first wife.  I enjoy Janice Holt Giles method of telling a story and how authentic her characters are. All of her books are on my list. Years ago during my divorce, I could swear Elizabeth Berg was bugging my house because so much of what was going on with her character, I was able to relate to. Currently I enjoy all things Jodi Piccoult. Another favorite is Wendall Barry. I love all kinds of books, historical, fictional, Xfiles, and paranormal phenomenon.

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

Depends on what genre I’m working in. I’ve penned dozens of short stories, most of which were inspired by my cousins as we grew up. I store away interesting tidbits of current events or things I read on social media and use them in stories of my own.

 

What genre do you write?

Of the two books that are currently available, one is a children’s book and the other is adult fiction.

 

Do you have any current of future projects?

My second children’s book, Jericho Alley, will be available this Summer and another adult fiction, Yellow River Pledge, is currently in final edits. I’m about half way through the third adult fiction, Sanctuary Road, and very early stages of a middle school project tentatively titled, The Place Where Magic Lives.

 

Do you have an author website?

Yes: Lisa Colodny

Blog: Blog

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Amazon

 

Do you have any blogs?

Once my revisions are completed on my website, I think I’ll have that functionality.

 

Where can people find your work?

Xulon Press for the children’s story and Strategic Book Publishing for the Town Time Forgot. Both are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, as well as Books-A-Million.

 

If you could feature just one title, what would it be?

Town Time Forgot is centered around a male NY city police detective and a female US Marshall who are thrown together to transport a somewhat notorious criminal from NYC to Washington state. In route, they are intercepted and the prisoner taken by force. Injured and left for dead, aid is rendered by a farmer and his wife. When things settle, they’ve been transported back in time to 1869 Nebraska. It’s long story with three distinct sections settling into life in 1869, returning to present time, and then escaping the killer who was followed them home. I was very pleased with the 4/4 stars it received from onlinebookclub.org.

 

Do you have any pseudonyms?

No

 

Do you have any hobbies besides writing?

I love watching the landscaping and renovating shows. I think I’d have enjoyed the opportunity to work in that field.

 

Tell us something interesting about yourself?

I have a Doctorate in Pharmacy and an MBA. I work in a within the pharmacy of a community hospital. When I’m not at work, I’m working with my daughter’s Girl Scout troop, or the Youth groups at church.

 

Anything else to share?

I’ve started a list of people I’m going to “snub” when I’m famous. And I’m an Xfiles expert!

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