Author Interview & Ebook Giveaway: Unloved

Welcome to Author Lisa Rusczyk.


Lisa Rusczyk is the author of The Blue Pen, Sam the Night Person, Full Moon in December and A Dream of the Past. She lives in North Alabama with her husband and six beloved cats.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would go to the future about 200 years. I’d love to see what people say about our culture and see what kinds of crazy things people have come up with. Of course, I’d want to come back. I’d miss my cats.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
The President, Johnny Depp, Norah Jones, Elliott Smith, and Stephen King.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My Kindle and a power outlet that I could charge it with, unlimited cigarettes, and my cats.

What is one book everyone should read?
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate and peanut butter. Yum!

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Elliott Smith

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
A sausage biscuit from Hardee’s.

Night owl, or early bird?
It varies. These days, early bird.

One food you would never eat?

Pet Peeves?
Bad drivers or annoyingly aggressive drivers.

Skittles or M&Ms?

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Working on a thriller and a sci fi at the moment.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
Depression. Writing got me out of being depressed.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Meeting readers on the Internet and talking about the books with them.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Harry Potter.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Watership Down by Richard Adams. Oh, and The Stand.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Don’t give up and write, write, write.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
I like period piece movies, but the way women were treated, while I like to watch it, sickens me. Hm. I think I’d like to live in the future when life-spans are 300 years and there are few health problems. So basically in Star Trek, but I think they have regular life-spans.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
Athena. Strong, wise and beautiful.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
An actress or vet.

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?
Melissa Jonehart, ’cause we look alike. She could pull it off beautifully.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
I do in Cleo from The Blue Pen.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
One day at a time. My dad.

Favorite Food?

Favorite Candy?
Don’t much like candy, but I do like truffles.

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I can’t wait to see the final Harry Potter.

What was your favorite children’s book?
Gypsy From Nowhere. About a girl and a horse. Can’t remember who wrote it, but my dad got it for me.

How do you react to a bad review?
I smash things and spread rumors that the critic has a contagious disease. Just kidding. I go about my day, feel a little bad that I didn’t entertain.

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
A canary. I want that voice.

If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. Just ’cause.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A piano.

What do you do in your free time?
Watch movies, play a video game, play with my stepsons, do all kinds of things with my husband and friends. Visit my parents.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
“You Really Shouldn’t Be Doing That. Get Back to Work.”

Give us a glimpse into a typical day in your day starting when you wake up till you lie down again.
I take my stepsons to school 30 minutes away, come home, edit manuscripts and write for Demand Studios until my husband comes home with the kids. Some housework.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
I love spring. Everything is so alive and smells so good.

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….

Favorite places to travel?
I like the outdoors, but I have a severe bee allergy that keeps me from doing that much. Other than that, Philadelphia to visit family and San Diego to visit my brother and his wife.

Favorite music?
Radiohead is my favorite band. I love all kinds of new music coming out now. Underground stuff, mostly, that my husband brings home.

Write a Haiku about your book
Ambulance passes
Pop another pill, blank stare
Will I get it back?

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Neil Gaiman. He seems like he’d be fun to work with.

About Unloved:

Bullying can take on different forms. Bullying is not just a physical act but can also be an emotional, written, or verbal act as well. Bullying can take place in the workplace, school, online, and even while we are traveling in our vehicles on the road. Bullying is a form of abuse that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and civilized nations across the globe.
When bullying goes too far, the end result is sometimes suicide. Suicide should never become an option. One life lost to this senseless way, is one too many!
Seven authors (Jo Davis, HD Hatcher, Omegia Keeys, Autumn Prince, Lisa Rusczyk, KJ Thompson, and Vogue) have joined forces to send one message. That message is, “You are not Unloved!” Unloved is an anthology dedicated to those who have been the victim of bullying, or know someone who has been bullied.
All proceeds from Unloved will go to charities in support of Bully Prevention and/or Suicide Prevention.

Giveaway Details:
1 ebook copy of Unloved
Ends 4/5/11