National bestselling author Lisa Watson is spicing things up. I recently talked with her about her short-story contribution to a new anthology.
Tell me about your latest release.
My latest release is “Spicing Things Up,” a short story in the Spice anthology, Release Date: October 12 and available on Amazon, KOBO, B&N and more. I’m in amazing company with eight other authors that have written stories in multiple genres. My story is a romantic suspense and a clean romance.
Why did you decide to write it?
I was approached by national bestselling author Naleighna Kai to come on board for the Spice anthology a few months ago. Our stories are tied into the title in different ways. My character’s name is Cassia, which is Chinese cinnamon and made from the bark of an East Asian evergreen tree.
What do you want readers to learn from the story?
That it’s important to be receptive to change and to follow your heart. Sometimes situations will occur in your life that shake things up and get you out of your comfort zone. You just have to take a deep breath, gather your gumption and jump in headfirst.
What do you want readers to learn from your life?
I guess just to not be deterred from pursing your dream. What it is that you keep coming back to again and again? What’s the one thing you’d do that makes your soul happy whether you got paid for it or not? Pursue it.
Who is your favorite author and why?
I’m way too eclectic to have a favorite anything. There are many authors that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing during my literary journey. Amazing, fun, exciting authors both veterans, established, and new on the scene. What’s great about it is that each author has their own unique voice. One of the best things I can encourage readers to do is to branch out and try new authors and genres that they haven’t read before. You never know when you’ll pick up a new favorite.
What’s next for Lisa Watson?
I’ll be working on my next romantic suspense.
Do you have anything you would like to add?
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To learn more about Lisa Watson, visit her website or connect with her on social media.