Sensational 7 Q & A with Lisa Cach (Author of Wake Unto Me)!
Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.
“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lisa Cach is the award-winning author of more than twenty romantic novels and novellas, ranging across sub-genres from Paranormal, Historical, Contemporary, and Chick Lit, to Young Adult. Her novel "Dating Without Novocaine" was named one of Waldenbooks' "Best Books of 2002," and she is a two-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America.
Lisa Cach was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where she still lives today. Her professional background includes teaching conversational English in Japan, and several years working the graveyard shift on a mental health crisis line. She has traveled to the foothills of the Himalaya, the jungles of Borneo, the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, and the painted caves of the Perigord Noir, in France. She has sailed the Caribbean as a working crew member of a research schooner, and the Bering Sea as a guest on a small ship.
Her love of travel has lately given way to pursuits closer to home: cooking, gardening, drawing. And, of course, reading. Her favorite book has always been Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre", while the only book to ever give her nightmares was Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles".
Please visit her website at www.lisacach.com, or friend her on Facebook. Her debut YA novel WAKE UNTO ME hits shelves today!
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
The French court of the 1780s, to see all the fabulous clothing, towering wigs, and over-the-top furnishings. I’m also curious about what it smelled like; it must have been an overpowering mix of perfumes, foods, body odors, and bodily wastes.
Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Girl dreams of, loves, 16th Century boy.
Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
I have a little crush on the Stephen Maturin character in Patrick O’Brien’s ‘Master & Commander’ series of nautical adventures. The books take place during the Napoleonic wars, and Maturin is a doctor and scientist aboard ship. He’s intensely intelligent, nerdy, and clumsy, but also deeply passionate about Diana, the love of this life. He’s devoted to her, no matter that she often belongs to others, and no matter that she is so wrong for him. His love in unconditional and undying.
If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
Auntie Mame! Because she was fearless, and she loved both life and people. Her enthusiasm for living, her sense of adventure, and her courage — not to mention her complete disregard for what others might think of her — have always inspired me. As Mame says, “Yes! Live! Life’s a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!”
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see playthelead role as you/ Why?
Renee Zellweger. She’s good at playing characters who are a little bit bumbling, but very determined to get where they’re going. I often feel like I get myself into things without quite knowing what I signed up for. Like the six weeks I spent on a boat in college (I had nightmares for years afterwards that I was back on that boat), or teaching English in Japan (great experience, but I was so lonely sometimes that I’d put my forehead on my desk and cry between classes — I did it that way so the tears would drip straight out, instead of smearing my mascara down my cheeks), or getting stuck climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, the highest peak in SE Asia. A mountain climber, I am not. I can imagine Ms. Zellweger’s face mirroring the bewilderment, determination, and desperate hope of success that has often been on my own face.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
She Got There, Eventually. When I think of things I’ve done, and things I want to do, I keep getting this image in my mind of a small, low to the ground, stubborn bulldog trudging forward no matter the obstacles. The bulldog doesn’t make speedy progress, but it gets there. Eventually.
How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Forever curious, about people and the world.
Thanks for stopping by Lisa!
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