Lisa M. Collins, editor of the Lightweight Series and a grand writer herself, has a new adventure novella out today. She is giving away one (1) Kindle copy– on Monday! Click here to enter the contest!
In the novella Lisa introduces a character who will be in future books—Reid Cannon, an archaeology graduate student from the University of Chicago. Reid Cannon and his friends discover myths need not be fairy tales. Set in the Valley of the Kings, peril and the paranormal collide in THE HOUSE BAST MADE!
What inspired you to write this book?
I have a deep and abiding love for all things ancient Egyptian. When I was little I found a book about the country and I still have it to this day. I would go out in the yard and do my own excavations and try to find bits and bobs of interest. I was never very successful, but in my mind I was great archeologist. I think writing Reid Cannon gives me the opportunity to vicariously live out the fantasy of being an archeologist.
Tell the readers about yourself:
I’ve been interested in Outer Space, Adventure stories, and Southern culture my whole life. I was born in Dixie and have always lived south of the Mason Dixon Line. I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in history. My specializations were in American and Russian history. I live in central Arkansas with my husband and our adorable cat, Baby Girl, who believes she is my co-author. We have one adult son who is married to his high school sweetheart.
What is the genre you write in?
My genre is speculative fiction, and I mostly write science fiction or paranormal. Dictionary.com defines speculative fiction as: A broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements. In this genre I can write a love story, a mystery, a court drama, or anything really, and then add all the futuristic and fantastical elements that excite my imagination. The main thing I like about that freedom is my stories do not have to be bound to what society calls real life. I can be as audacious or daring as I want!
Where can readers find out more about you and where can they buy The House Bast Made?
Pen and Cape Society: http://penandcapesociety.com/lisa-m-collins/
Lisa M. Collins’ non-fiction has been published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. She copy edited and researched on Understanding Global Slavery by University of California Press. Her science fiction story, The Tree of Life, is in the (2013-2014) anthology by Holdfast Magazine. These days she edits for Metahuman Press, and is an upcoming creative contributor with Pro Se Productions and Mechanoid Press. She is also Sally A. Williams grant winner from the Arkansas Arts Council for writing.