Saturday, February 28, 2015

4 Lisa Gail Green, author of SOUL CROSSED, on banning your inner editor

Today we're thrilled to interview one of our own. Lisa Gail Green is the Agent and Contest Coordinator here at Adventures in YA publishing. Proving that she loves to keep busy, she's currently running the Pitch Plus One contest while also releasing her latest novel SOUL CROSSED!

So, Lisa, what scene of SOUL CROSSED was really hard for you to write and why, and is that the one of which you are most proud? Or is there another scene you particularly love?

Every scene where Cam does horrible things was difficult. It felt really creepy getting into his head. I just had to remind myself that he is supposed to be the potential Anti-Christ, so, you know, he has to have the makings for being excessively evil. The scene I’m most proud of though is probably the climax. I felt the anticipation and knew what had to happen, but I also knew it had to “bring the feels” as one reviewer said.

What book or books would most resonate with readers who love your book--or visa versa?

Obviously FALLEN or HUSH HUSH, which are two awesome Angel/Demon books. But also I think PERSONAL DEMONS, which I love.

How long did you work on SOUL CROSSED?

The initial draft was only two weeks! I was in the zone. LOL But that doesn’t mean I didn’t revise. Gosh, from inception to publication it was literally years. Of course I worked on it on and off during that time, but still, that ought to give you an idea.

What did this book teach you about writing or about yourself?

That challenging yourself is the best thing you can do as a writer! Ban that inner Editor and just write it.

What do you hope readers will take away from SOUL CROSSED?

The idea that good and evil aren’t as cut and dry as one might imagine. A short answer with a big meaning.

What are you working on now?

Oh so many projects. But right now I’m finishing the first revision of the sequel to SOUL CROSSED! It’s called SOUL CORRUPTED and is slated to release July 1st! I’m a busy bee, but I LOVE it!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Soul Crossed
by Lisa Gail Green
eBook
Full Fathom Five Digital
Released 02/25/2015

One Demon.

One Angel.

One Soul.

Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam’s beautiful friend, Grace.

Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.

It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous.

And only one can claim Cam’s soul..

Purchase Soul Crossed at Amazon
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lisa Gail Green lives with her husband the rocket scientist and their three junior mad scientists in Southern California. She writes books so she can have an excuse to live in the fantasy world in her head. She likes to share these with readers so she's represented by the lovely Melissa Nasson of Rubin Pfeffer Content. She has a parrot but would most definitely get a werewolf for a pet if she weren't allergic.

Lisa loves YA. She believes with all her heart that teen readers are ready and willing to experience things that some adults have closed their minds to, that books are the safest way to explore, learn, and escape, and that imagination is the key to just about everything.

4 comments:

  1. What a fantastic cover! Loved hearing more about the story behind the story. I can't believe the first draft was written in two weeks. WOW! Best of luck to Lisa. :)
    ~Jess

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  2. Yay for Soul Crossed! Lisa, I'm sooo happy for you!

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  3. Here's a pitifully late comment - GO SOUL CROSSED!!!! GO LISA!!!!!

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