Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
My name is Lisa Caviness. I write suspense books with a romantic flavor. My favorite books to read are romance young adult adventures and, of course, suspense and thrillers. I live in Indiana with my husband, three daughters, and precious cat.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
In many ways the first book in a series is harder because it sets the tone and story world for the entire series. This book is critical because if it doesn’t resonate with the readers, they aren’t likely to continue the series. On the other hand, the remainder of the books in the series must maintain the tenor of the story and carry the plot and characters arcs toward a satisfying conclusion.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I keep things fresh by coming up with new twists and bringing in interesting characters. It’s hard work but I feel that if I can be drawn into new characters and plots then the readers will be as well.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
I have learned the importance of stepping away from a project for short breaks. I’d also recommend staying organized and creating weekly, monthly and even yearly goals to help plan projects.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
My favorite character is Walker Mumfrey/Reid Patterson from my Order series because he was genuine and quirky. I had a lot of fun writing this character.
What are your social links?
Amazon Author page: www.amazon.com/author/lisacaviness
Newsletter link: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/r1l3r7
What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)
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