I am very pleased to be able to host Lisa Williamson the author of the Loralil Greyfox Saga. I was lucky enough to read the first book in the series and although it challenged me, I definitely enjoyed it and look forward to reading this one.
Book Title: Revenge
Short author bio: Writer, poet, wife and mother. Do you like odd tales that come from somewhere off center? Fantasy is my field and telling the tales of the odd my game. Come on over and try one out. You never know where my mind will take you. Open yours and let me in.
Book Synopsis: It has been three years and Loralil can not find peace in freedom. The beings who destroyed her life are still out there and she vows to hunt them down and make them pay for all they have done.
With her uncle, Mika Silvershaft she descends from the hidden elf city to travel to Greymer. Can she find the beings who killed her parents? Should she?
The quest will take her past all boundaries that should bind an elf maid. Will she survive this quest with her mind intact
ABOUT YOUR BOOK AND WRITING PROCESS
Tell us a little about your book?
This is the second part of a series. When I left off in Endings, Loralil had been freed from years of slavery. Her uncle took her home and tried to help her fit in but after so long living as a slave in a human world, she found that she could not. Making up her mind that the only way to lay to rest the ghosts of her past was to deal with those who destroyed her life, she leaves.
I wanted to deal with a lot of the turmoil that a person finds when their live, no matter how awful, changes. Freedom is a wonderful thing but when you have been told since childhood you have no true control of your life sometimes you have to do horrible things to find that control.
How did you come up with the title?
The title Revenge actually came easy with this book. Loralil is on a quest to find Revenge for all that has been done to her. Of course like all who seek revenge she is not really ready for the effects on her own mind.
What inspired you to write this book?
A piece of art, showing an elf maiden with a glowing sword. It reminded me that Loralil had not recovered her parent’s sword and harp.
How are your story ideas born?
Many of my ideas come from dreams or a snatch of music. Originally Loralil Greyfox was a gaming character. I had started her way back in the 80s and a part of me always wanted to do her back story. Why was she out adventuring, why was she so very good with sword and bow? Well she told me.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
That freedom won’t necessarily give you peace.
How long did it take to write your latest release?
This book actually took the better part of a decade to finish. I had started it quite a long time ago but found myself stuck when I had to deal with coming face to face with the monsters of her past.
What factors influenced your decision to self-publish to Amazon?
After having actually worked with three different small press publishers I found that the lack of follow up annoying. With publishers you play a hurry up and wait game. You get them the manuscript, then you wait, they get back to you and expect changes right away (if they get back to you at all) and then you have to wait for them to send you a report on your sales. With Amazon I can check my report daily if I wished to. Another bonus is if you need to fix something that was missed in editing you can do it yourself, no muss, no fuss and no charge!
What’s next for you? / What is your next project?
My next WIP is tentatively titled The Traveler. Another straight fantasy novel. This time I have a heroine who does not at the beginning know that she is not a simple human. A courier who rides from place to place, living her life as she sees fit. She has a horse that is more than she knows and a secret past that she can not remember. This book will be a lighter story. My last three novels have been pretty dark. This will not be.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Keep your mind open. There are so many worlds of wonder out there and you can find a gem anywhere, if you look, listen and keep your mind and eyes open.
Any advice for other writers/indie authors out there?
Keep writing. No matter how little reaction your work has, keep writing. The more you write, the better you will become. And write what you feel. Listen to the stories in your head and realize that they are there for a reason. Bring wonder to the world, because we need more wonder, more magic and more reading!
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