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Welcome, Lisa, to Books By My Friends. Thanks for stopping by to share the details about your new release Forget Me.
JH: What’s the blurb for your book?
LS: How can you know who you really are if you can’t remember your past? Wanda Dellas is living someone else’s life: that’s the sense she’s had since a mysterious accident robbed her of her long-term memory. Lost and barely scraping by, Wanda cleans offices at night in order to support her young daughter. Then Wanda sees a news report about a presumed dead businesswoman, Claire Stanbrick. Bad enough that Claire bears an uncanny resemblance to Wanda. But it turns out Claire went missing around the same time as Wanda’s accident, too. Plus, she can’t shake the sense that Claire’s husband Jack, who’s serving time in prison for Claire’s murder, is innocent. And she’s beginning to develop feelings for him. But which feelings are real and which are just figments of her fractured memory? Answers to the past often come at a price. As Wanda learns more about Claire, she realizes Claire didn’t have the picture-perfect life Wanda imagined . . . a fact someone following her is determined to keep a secret. And the more Wanda discovers, the more she faces new dangers that threaten her life . . . or is it Claire’s?
JH: What inspired you to write Forget Me?
LS: I have always been fascinated with the connection between memory and identity. I feel that so much of who we are as individuals is based on our memories: the experiences we’ve had and how we responded to those experiences. So, I wanted to write a book that explored this issue through the lens of a character who is suffering from amnesia and struggling with this very issue. In FORGET ME, the main character is desperate to find answers to her past so she can determine who she really is. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer danger gets to her, leaving her to question whether the past is best left forgotten.
JH: What one thing do you love most about writing?
LS: There are so many things I love about writing, but one of the things I love the most is the joy that comes from the creative process. Thinking through story ideas and then making the characters come to life on the page will always be one of my favorite parts of being a writer.
JH: What’s next for you in the way of writing/publishing?
LS: I am currently working on the sequel to FORGET ME, which will be book two of the Forget Me Not series.
JH: How can readers contact you?
Lisa has always had a passion for stories and the fictional worlds created by her favorite authors. Her love of words led her to pursue a BA in English Literature as an undergraduate. Her interest in jurisprudence led her to law school, where she attained her Juris Doctor degree. Later, Lisa rounded out her love of writing by obtaining an MFA. Lisa has always been fascinated with the “why” behind people’s actions. As a writer of psychological thrillers and women’s fiction, she hopes readers will enjoy getting a sneak peek into what makes her characters act the way they do, especially when faced with challenging or extraordinary situations.
JH: Thanks, Lisa. I’ve read parts of Forget Me and really enjoyed it. Anyone who likes psychological suspense should take a look at this book! Please come back and update us when book two is released!
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