Lisa Hinsley

Lisa Hinsley’s career has been varied, including work as an architectural technician, a pet sitter, a pharmacy supervisor, and most recently a caretaker and companion for elderly ladies, all the while writing when she can. Lisa grew up in England, Scotland, and America. She now lives on the Wirral, in northwest England, with her husband, three children, and four cats.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Smile!

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love to garden. On a nice day (in England that means not raining) I can be found up to my elbows in mud, both at home and on my allotment. I have a huge greenhouse on the allotment, and each year I try to grow melons. Even with our pitiful summer this year I did harvest three of the tastiest melons ever and a dozen enormous cucumbers. The watermelons didn’t make it past the size of an orange, but there’s always next year.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My very long gingery-blonde hair.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. What’s most important to me? A smile, a positive attitude and a wicked sense of humour are things everyone should possess. Giving away smiles is free and many time ends up in conversations with strangers, people who needed a friendly face even if only for a few minutes. A positive attitude will get a person through every trial thrown your way. And with a wicked sense of humour – let’s just say my kids have inherited my habit of jumping out of dark corners at them.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. As a child I insisted I was half cat, and dreamed about my cat morphing into a human. I’m happy being a person now, but if I could come back again after this life I would want to be a cat in a nice home. I’d be one of those laid back ginger tabby cats with a great big purr.

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