Author Revealed

About Lisa M. Stasse

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 3/16

Q. Previous occupations

A. Digital librarian, photographer, and waitress (in high school).

Q. Favorite job

A. Writer.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Waterville High in upstate New York, and Cornell University.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Beck.

Q. Favorite movie

A. "Drive."

Q. Favorite television show

A. "Mad Men" (before that, it was "Lost").

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Espresso fiend, readaholic, photographer, writer, desert island explorer.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "You cannot create experience. You must undergo it." - Albert Camus

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Not worrying about happiness.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Isolation.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Camping on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Imogen Cunningham (an awesome photographer).

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Werner Herzog.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Whatever sounds good."

On Books and Writing

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Read as many books as you can!

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