Name Lisa Bush
Age a lady never reveals her age !!! ( OKay , I am a young 40)
Where are you from Essex !
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
Very ordinary life, come from a very ordinary 2 point 4 family, Wife, mother, business woman, Juggler of many things, Lover of family holidays in the sun . Like most I love the finer things in life.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
My debut novel has just gone live on Amazon Uk ! WOOHOO !!!!!
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Started writing approx a year ago, Reached the age of 40 and decided I wanted to do something I considered to be `grown-up`
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Now, I suppose
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
The loss of a close family member and inspiration from family and friends
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
No not yet,
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Hours of deliberation! But I thought about the nature of the book and this one fitted it very well indeed.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Not really, It`s just a good gripping read.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic
ALL of it !
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
To be honest, Yes, All of them, The stories in the book are based on true events and characters I know and have known
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
I love crime , thrillers, drama`s that sort of thing,
Huge Martina Cole fan.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Am reading 2: currently reading a fellow authors book called `Hellbound` by David McCaffrey and `26 miles to the moon` by Andy Males. These are great, would highly recommend checking them out !
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Yes lots. I managed to secure a publishing deal through `Britain`s next best seller` and I have had the privilege of meeting lots of fantastic new authors and reading some fabulous books.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Well, my book `Hanging Tough` is going to be a trilogy, I am almost finished the second one called `Eye for an eye` and the third is plotted and ready to go , I am keen to get this finished as soon as possible as I have a few other ideas for new books up my sleeve of similar genre waiting to be written. I`d also like to maybe try a children’s series of books too.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
I have an amazing army of friends and I am fortunate that I live in a great village where everyone is very excited about having an author living here. But I have to say also `Britain`s Next Bestseller` have been amazing with their support too,
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Of course yes!! I adore writing and to be able to do it full time as a career would be great
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No not really, As a first attempt its good, and it nice to be able to look back and see how my writing style has changed since then.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Always loved reading, always thought, `I`d love to write a book. So my hubby said `well write one then, Many people dream of doing it, very few actually put pen to paper and see it through` so I did and here I am !
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Eye for an Eye : Hanging Tough prt 2
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Oh yes, needing more hours in the day would help as I find juggling time a challenge
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have several authors whose work I like, I am a huge Martina Cole fan, Shes` the book that you pick up without even reading the back cover. That’s my goal !! That’s what I`d strive to be. Her books are just gripping from the start to the end .
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
No not yet, But when I`m an award winning famous worldwide novelist then I hope to travel the world hahah !
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Listening to critique and the rejection from literary agents, Writing the actual book was the fun part, I really enjoyed that, It’s the aftermath that strips the fun away and makes it hard.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learnt I don’t use Thesaurus enough…
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just go for it!! My motto is, if you can dream it, you can achieve it .
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Yes, I hope you love my book !!!
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
No…. maybe Enid Blyton actually, the faraway tree, ( My god, that was years ago ..)
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
My husband and my son make me laugh constantly,
I can cry at most things really, sad films, adverts on TV for charities, Children in need, X factor sob stories – that sort of thing, oh and onions make me cry when i`m cooking !!
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
Oh my goodness, Past : I`d love to meet Audrey Hepburn, I thinks she`s amazing,
Present : Ant and DEc, they are hilarious !!
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
I don’t want a headstone… I want to be cremated and made into a diamond and given to a loved one. !!
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I used to do Ice skating, But had so many things I was juggling that sometimes you have put things down and sadly that was one of them, I try and keep fit as and when my schedule allows it, Usually a last minute panic before a holiday of trying to get a bikini body will see me frantically spinning or in the gym ,
I love shopping .. (purely for retail therapy)
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I love reality shows, I love Towie, Geordie shore is a fav, Made in marbs, But I also love dinner date and of course Corrie !!!!
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Fav food – Chinese
Colour – Green
Music – varied, I like all sorts
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Dolphin trainer in Miami, or wedding planner would have been my dream job !!
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Website currently under construction but it will be `LM BUSH.COM`
My face book link is facebook.com/LMBUSH-393386
And all details about me can be found at www.britainsnextbestseller.co.uk
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About the Author
Born in 1975 in East London, I was the youngest in a two point four loving family. I was just your Joe average. Going through schooling and adolescent years I was a normal teenage girl, whose mother may have threatened to throttle on numerous occasions and I never quite managed to drive my parents to drink that much!! Between now and then, I started off training as a hairdresser /beautician, worked for top London magazines in advertising, struck a pose for a camera lens, and helped run several businesses. However, writing novels had never occurred to me to be something which I would spend my time doing. I married an amazing man and we have an amazing son, who both inspire me beyond belief and make me laugh uncontrollably at times. So look at me now… I am a wife, a mother, a business woman, a model (although I m not sure which one takes up most of my time) and now I can officially add novelist to my ever-growing CV list.