Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Lisa Bien, 53

Fiona: Where are you from?


Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).

I am a single mom of two boys, Jacob and Ari.

Bachelor of Arts from Temple University and Masters of Education, Holy Family University.

Lisa’s success is backed by her sterling academic and professional experience.

Degreed in education, Lisa teaches in the communication schools of both Rowan University and Temple University.

At Temple she also hosts her own TV program, Your Best Life with Lisa, on Temple TV where, with humor and raw honesty,Lisa helps her guests confront and bounce back from serious personal and professional struggles. Her professional background in public relations and marketing has been of great advantage in helping her connect with diverse audiences.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

I am a regular on PHL17 in Philadelphia doing a Morning Motivation piece for the morning show.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I started to write in 2009 to share my story to help inspire others.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

After my first book was published. I always knew I wanted to write a book, I just was not sure what kind of book or when.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

I want to help inspire others to live their best life.

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

I love sports and I heard a baseball player say, we have to bounce back and I was like yes! We all do and that is how I came up with Life Happens: Bounce Back! and Divorce Happens: Bounce Back!

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?

I write like I talk.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

All three of my books are based on my story and practices.

Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?


Fiona: Who designed the covers?

Laura Jacoby

Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.

Lisa Shiroff my publisher

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

No, I see story telling as my career.

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

No, it is a journal and I love that I can help inspire people to journal.

Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

Yes, that when you push yourself, you can always produce a better product.

 Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?


Fiona: Any advice for other writers?

YES, if you want to write a book – do it! Make it a priority. Don’t talk about it. Make a plan and create for it in your life to make it happen.

Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

To believe in the beauty of life and all that it has to offer. Never stop believing in yourself.

 Fiona: What book are you reading now?

The Choice Embrace the Impossible

 Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?

No, I loved reading Amelia Bedelia books. I remember going to the library and how much I loved books. I still enjoy going to a bookstore today.

 Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?

I laugh a lot. My boyfriend makes me laugh.

 Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?

 I would like to meet my biological father and have a cup of coffee with him. I never knew him and I want to tell him I forgive him.

 Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?

 Building my brand is where I focus a lot of my free time…not any real hobbies.

Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?

 My favoritecolor is green. I enjoy dining out and a nice glass of wine. Red, please. I like steak and macaroni and cheese. I enjoy a nice cheese platter too.

 Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write.

What would you do? I cannot really imagine that. Hmmm. I would find another medium to share my messages.

Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?

I would plan the day with my two boys, Jacob and Ari, my boyfriend Gonen and my close friends. We would celebrate life. Talk about how beautiful life is and enjoy a nice meal together.

Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?

Lisa Bien

Loved and Wonderful Mom

Positive Person who made a Difference

Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?

 Yes, it’s on my website.

My website is www.LisaBien.com

Lisa Bien on Amazon USA https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Bien/e/B00N8KZH4S%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lisa-Bien/e/B00N8KZH4S/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1