Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Today's Authtoberfest featured author is Lisa Weaver!

Lisa Weaver doesn't write spooky books, but she does write fun romances. And she's a fellow Kindle Scout winner.  Let's see how she plans to spend All Hallows' Eve.

1. It’s Halloween, pick 3 of your favorite writer buddies to paint the town read with and tell us why you chose them.
Lisa says: I have a lot of favorite writer buddies, so narrowing down the field is a terror inducing exercise. For sheer fun factor, I'd choose Fiona Quinn and you, Meredith. You'd be awesome sisters-in-spook! And, okay, I confess, I'd also like to pick your talented brains for writing advice. And I'd invite Joseph Souza. I have a feeling he'd nail the "Best Costume" contest.

2. You’re ready to head out with your pillowcase to collect loads of confections on All Hallows’ Eve, what’s your costume and why did you choose it?
Lisa says: I'd break out my utility belt, black cape, arm gauntlets, and thigh high boots and channel my inner Batgirl. She's the daughter of a police commissioner (cool) and a librarian (doubly cool). PLUS she gets to fight crime and hang with Batman. *swoon*

3. Old Mrs. Robinson opens her door and you’re holding open your pillowcase patiently waiting. “Oh deary,” she says in her frail, little old-lady voice. “I forgot it was Halloween. Don’t know why you kids go begging anyways. Let me go find something to give you.” She shuffles off and finally returns three and a half minutes later with 5 pennies, 2 peppermint candies that look like they went through the dryer, and her deceased husbands dentures. “Take what you like,” she offers, squinting at you.
What do you choose and why.
Lisa says: Nothing. I'd leave empty-handed and return with a piping hot pizza to share with her. I'd also bring chocolate along to hand out to the rest of her trick-or-treaters. Mrs. Robinson offered up all she had, so she deserves to be treated.

4. I really love reading Dean Koontz but some of his stuff scares the bejesus out of me. What’s the spookiest book you’ve ever read?
Lisa says: Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Horror, featuring The Tell-Tale Heart. Need I say more?

5. You’re a writer by day and supernatural creature by night. (Shed that human skin you sack of bones) What are you and why?
Lisa says: What a fun question! Angel, shape shifter, dragon...there are so many possibilities! Fairy appeals to my romantic side. And sprinkling Fairy Dust is far more fun than cleaning up the ordinary variety.

6. Every author has a bookshelf filled with his or her favorite reads. Run on over to yours and tell us the scariest book you have.
Lisa says: Stephen King's The Shining.

7. We don’t all write horror but there comes a time when you’ve got to surprise your readers and make sure their hearts are still beating. How do you prepare yourself to get in the spooky writing mood?
Lisa says: I'd dim the lights and settle in to watch The Walking Dead with a little Buffy The Vampire Slayerthrown in for good measure.

8. Stephen King’s front porch light is on but there are no Halloween decorations.
Do you:
a) trick-or-treat and cross your fingers that he’s handing out the good stuff
b) run screaming
c) call your mom to bring your favorite King paperback and beg for an autograph
Lisa says: C.

9. Congratulations, you just won the literary lottery and sold a million books at full price! The royalty check clears on October 28th. What are you buying for the neighborhood kids?
a) an assortment of mini candybars
b) an assortment of cheap, hard candies
c) full size Hershey bars
Lisa says: C. I'm sensing a pattern here.

10. Your writer friend calls you with some frightening news. They’re giving up on writing, can’t take the pressure any longer. What do you tell them?
Lisa says: I'd tell them not to give up, because diamonds are a by-product of pressure.

Lisa Weaver loves living in Maine, although she occasionally fantasizes about moving to a state with milder temperatures. On the upside, the long, cold winters give her plenty of time to plot her next romance.
Lisa also loves books, and can't imagine a world without the written word to enrich us, inspire us, entertain us, and touch our hearts. She's thrilled to make a small contribution to the treasure trove. She began her writing career penning articles and short stories, but it has long been her dream to write romance novels. Thanks to the Amazon Kindle Scout program, that dream is now a reality. Her debut novel, "The Billionaire's Bodyguard Bride", will be published by Kindle Press in 2015.
Lisa is the first to admit her romances aren't serious literature. She thinks of her stories as fluffy, fun, romantic romps--like decadently rich cupcakes, heavy on the frosting.
She loves to hear from readers! Please drop by and visit her anytime at her website, You can also keep in touch with the latest Weaver Romance happenings via her Facebook and Twitter pages.