Debut Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Angelina’s Secret by Lisa Rogers

Welcome to Debut Author Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers worked in the medical field until she hung up her stethoscope to help her husband pursue the dream of owning his own business. After opening the business while also raising their two (she insists) wonderful children, the time has come for her to fulfill a dream of her own—which is, was, and will always be, writing.

With her children now grown, she dedicates her time to writing and learning about paranormal phenomena. When she’s not strapped to her computer at their rural Oklahoma home, she can generally be found poking around a dilapidated old building or visiting some historical place, perhaps searching for her next “out of body” character.

LINKS:
Blog http://talkingaboutghost.blogspot.com/
Facebook fan page for Angelina’s Secret http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Lisa-Rogers-Author-of-Angelinas-Secret/131145736953879
Website http://authorlisarogers.weebly.com/index.html
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1421475.Lisa_Rogers

INTERVIEW:
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Assuming I could also choose my class, I’d want to travel back to the Victorian era as one of the “well-to-do folks.” I wouldn’t however want to live in that period, mainly because I couldn’t handle the whole once a week bath thing. But to VISIT would be a dream come true. I love the architecture, the clothes, (minus the corsets) and especially the furnishings of the Victorian age. I mean seriously, who wouldn’t want the option of using a fainting couch?

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Very few people know about this, but I’d love to do a sequel to Angelina’s Secret. My current work in progress is tentatively titled Angelina’s Promise, and I hope to submit it to Spencer Hill some time this year.

Skittles or M&Ms?
No contest—M&Ms

If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it?
Finding time to write has recently become very difficult. If I were granted this wonderful wish of 24 hours to myself, I would spend six of it in blissful sleep and use the rest of it to write, write, write.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
There have been so many rewarding things already, but I’d have to say that so far it was my first glimpse of what the cover of Angelina’s Secret was going to look like. When Kate Kaynak, my editor from Spencer Hill, first sent me the mock up of what she had in mind, I literally cried. Not only did I love the cover, but actually seeing it made the reality of getting published sink in.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
It would have to be to never, never give up.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
I guess there is a little part of me in all of them. To give a few examples I’d say, I’m honest to a fault like Angelina, I’m a little “nuts” like Becca, and like Patty, I’m fiercely protective and oftentimes overly concerned with the well being of my children.

Text or Talk?
I prefer to talk, but find texting fits in with everyone’s schedule better, so I text a lot.

Night owl, or early bird?
Unfortunately, I’m both. I usually don’t go to sleep until around 1:00 a.m. and I get up at 6:00 a.m. If I could choose, I’d probably stay up until two or three and sleep until my little heart was content.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Anything, but winter! I hate, hate, hate, winter. My husband often teases me and says that I’m solar powered and I think there is quite a bit of truth in that.

Facebook or Twitter?
The social networking scene is pretty new to me. I haven’t yet set up a twitter account, but I am on facebook.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Probably that I spent the last 15 years working as a carpenter. Even though carpentry is a respectable occupation, it was NEVER in my plans—I’m kind of girlie and I was tricked into it I tell you—tricked. Without fully realizing what I was getting into, I agreed to help my husband start his own business and before I knew what had happened I had become his “right hand man.” It took quite awhile to break this vicious cycle, but I now spend my time writing and leave the carpentry to him.

Angelina’s Secret by Lisa Rogers

As a child, Angelina spent years in counseling learning that Josie, her imaginary friend, wasn’t real, but it turns out her childhood friend wasn’t imaginary after all.Now Angelina has to accept she’s either (A) crazy or (B) able to see ghosts. Wanting to believe in her sanity, she chooses (B) and welcomes Josie back into her life. But even Josie can’t help her deal with Shelly, the spirit of a confused teenager, and things go very, very wrong.When Angelina finds herself in a psychiatric hospital, she faces a choice: she can spend the rest of her life pretending to be someone she isn’t, or she can embrace who she is and take a chance that she may never get to go home.

Spencer Hill is offering the short prequel to Angelina’s Secret as a free download. Angelina’s Friend can be found here http://www.site.spencerhillpress.com/Angelina_s_Friend.php It also includes the first chapter of Angelina’s Secret.

Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a signed first edition copy of Angelina’s Secret along with a rack card and some bookmarks.
Open to US only
Ends 3/11/12

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