These eight poems and six stories, redefine friendship, drip with lust and invite you to a wedding with a difference.
Be tested by Sir.
Be bound by freedom.
Allow this anthology to capture and enrapture your imagination.
This girl loves books had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Fulham, Thank you :)
Describe your writing style in three words…….
LF: Three words?!!? Ermmmm Descriptive, funny, expressive.
Which is your favourite chapter that you have written and why?
LF: Aggghhhh I’m so torn as I have three top ones, I’ll just pick one at random. Eneey meany miney mo . . . I’m going to go with the train scene in my book Out on Business because it was naughty on so many levels and introduced people to the term meter high club ;p
What has been your toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been your best compliment?
LF: I think it’s hard to hear criticism and make it productive at first which makes all of them feel as though they’re the toughest, but once you look past how you feel about what’s been said and actually take note of it I believe most times you can turn it into a positive.
My biggest compliment was when I attended my first signing as an author and people actually wanted to come and meet me. I was in a room filled with talented authors and these wonderful readers took time to come and see me. It was one of the most nerve racking, scary and proud moments of my life all rolled into one.
Is there a message in your novel/novels that you want your reader to grasp?
LF: My opinion has changed recently about this. A review said I was a romantic writer and after the initial freak out of trying to wipe those cooties off onto someone else, I looked at my work through someone else’s eyes. I’d always thought self discovery was probably one of the biggest messages I tried to express in my writing, but now I’m not so sure. I’m currently in no man’s land on this question.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
LF: I’ve been asked this question a few times and it always gains a giggle from me. What the hell do I know about being an author? I’m not well known, I wouldn’t exactly say I studied for this path in life and who am I to give out advice? Then I remember I have a passion just like all the other aspiring authors out there. So my advice would be to just do it. No, not draw a Nike tick on your arm! Sheesh you writers can be so literal. Just write. Whenever, where ever you can. Read, learn from others. See what they do right and wrong and then try to find your own fit with your words, your story. Last but not least, PROOF READ, get others to proof your proof and remember we are all human and the odd tipo lol does not diminish your efforts or ability to tell a story no matter how many people may try to tell you they do. That’s coming from a woman who published a book calling a woman’s tattybojangels beasts instead of breasts.
If you were a superhero, what would you want your powers to be?
LF: I change my answer to this question all the time and I think it depends on how I’m feeling when I answer. Today I think my super power would be to heal wounds people couldn’t see. Remember the cover to Heal the world by Michael Jackson with the globe and a plaster on it, I’d like to be able to do that to people who are hurting on the inside.
If you could meet one of your own characters who would it be and why?
I think it would be Sam from Lust Through a Lens. In her story she learns to be comfortable with herself, she finds a confidence she never thought she had and I guess I’d like to ask her how that really feels.
What’s your idea of happiness?
LF: Knowing all my friends and family are happy. I know that’s a bigger cheese fest than the annual Cooper’s Hill cheese-rolling and wake in Gloucester, but it’s true. Some people find their happiness from others; I find mine by knowing those I love are happy.
What question have you always wanted to be asked? How would you answer it?
LF: Question – If you could be a fish what fish would you be?
Answer – A cross between a puffer fish and a clown fish that way I could have my fat days and skinny days or moments if I wanted, but I’d also be funny and be the class clown at shoal.
Hard or Soft?
LF: hard, Hard, HARDER!
Early bird or Night owl?
LF: Early bird
Coffee and Tea?
Right handed or Left handed?
LF: Right right baby
Cake or Cookies?
A cake made with cookies. Who in their right mind would choose one or the other? No! I’d really like to know.