January 31, 2013

Meet Lisa the Author

So I'm starting to send some emails to various people in the book world to share a little about myself. I thought I would also share some of this personal info with you guys on this blog. So here you go.

My name is Lisa Royea and I’m writing my first book. First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my email. Second, I would like to share the links to my pages, so if you feel inclined to do so you may check them out for any additional information not included in this email.

So… you asked for a little more info about myself and my book.

I’m 32 years old and married. No children yet, but that’s a very long story (and not the one I’m writing)

I’ve always loved writing. When I was a kid I wrote a few short stories that I thought were pretty good at the time, but they weren’t. I had some great ideas, but I had a lot to learn. I got older and realized some of my mistakes, as I think we all do, and I went a different direction.  When I grew up a little more I wanted to write country songs.  I actually sent cassette tape recordings to some agents that I found in classified ads at the back of the country music magazine I subscribed to. I was writing songs and trying to get them to famous country singers by sending cassette tapes of myself singing the songs! I had no musical ability what so ever. Let me repeat that again just so you get my point…. I had/have NO musical ability WHAT-SO-EVER!

But… I actually got some responses from some people that I’m assuming took pity on me. They encouraged me to keep it up and follow my dream. They were probably just trying to be nice to a 13 year old girl, but to me it meant the world. Then I got busy with high school, college, and getting an English degree, getting married, and life in general. I let my dream of writing a book just kind of sit on the back burner while real life took over…until recently. As you can read in a previous blog post, I discovered the world of indie publishing and got inspired to finally write my book.

I knew I wanted it to be a romance/drama, probably something that would fit into the New Adult category and with the help of a dream one night I got my inspiration for Coast to Coast and the somewhat love triangle unlike any other I’d previously read. So in October 2012 I started writing the book, while also launching a website, blog, and Author Facebook page so I could connect through social media like other indie authors I’d read about.

So enough about me and more about the book, Coast to Coast. Here’s my current synopsis, although of course it will change as I write more and my characters come to life. You can also read my prologue in a previous blog post and I’ll release more excerpts and snippets with "likes" on Facebook.

Emerson is about to graduate college and move on into the real world of working. Her long term boyfriend Logan is about to do the same. The difference? He knows exactly what he wants to do and she doesn’t have a clue.

When an internship opportunity arises for Logan, he’s forced to take it and stay in Boston. Emerson must spend the summer in California overseeing a renovation project of her family’s beach house, now without Logan.

While Emerson and her cousin Jessica are helping each other with the beach house, their relationships, and their futures, they keep running into the multi-faceted Shane. He puzzles Emerson and makes her wonder if real love should be calm and comfortable, like what she has with Logan. Or maybe it would be better with someone new, exciting, and unpredictable, like Shane.

While Emerson deals with her possible love triangle, her cousin Jessica has her own issues with her military boyfriend and their future. Before the summer is up, things will change for the entire family. For better or worse, everyone in the Blank family is going to have to deal with the changes. And they all have to wonder if love can survive when the distance is coast to coast.

Hope you like what I have so far and I look forward to sharing more with everyone soon. Keep sharing on Facebook and I thank you everyone for your support.

Lisa Royea


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