Frequently Asked Questions (Lisa Young)
Where can I buy your books?
Lisa Young’s books are available at the Signal Hill and Dalhousie Calgary locations. We are also happy to offer free delivery within Calgary through our website.
How do you come up with your stories?
I guess I have been writing stories most of my life by gathering life experiences and situations and weaving a story around them! But it wasn’t until 2008 that I mustered up the courage to begin writing them down.
What is your writing process?
I work the story in my mind and as I build it to a certain point I began writing it. As I’m typing the story more seems to come to me at that point as well. Most of the story and direction is pretty much worked out in my mind before I began typing and putting it down on paper.
What is the next book you are working on?
I have four stories that I’m working on simultaneously right now! The next chapter book for Beatrice Pigeon: Beatrice Pigeon Goes to France. A Quilt for Sarah will most likely be the next book to complete and release. The Passage of Katie Mooring, and The Seven Billion Faces of God, my next two adult books.
Do you have any advice for new writers?
I would say the most important point to remember is to write from your heart. Write what you know. Don’t try to write according to what is popular today or in a style that doesn’t ring true to yourself. And don’t be afraid to just start! Fear of being judged and of not doing it perfect is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome!
I am an author and am interested in having my books offered through Books of the Tundra, how does it work?
Simply contact us! Books of the Tundra has the mind set of “come together and unify”. Giving authors more exposure as a group instead of each author individually seeking exposure, is something we all desire! We are more than happy to share in what we have learned so far with other authors.