As always, life tries to get in the way, but, I will prevail. Welcome back to Writer’s World. Today I’m interviewing Lesa Mckee!
A little bit about Lesa:
Lesa McKee grew up at her Grandmother’s knee, listening to the French folk-tales her animated Grandma Ida shared. A love of stories was born and her imagination took off! She’s now living her dream as a Christian Indie writer of feel-good fiction, including a short story series of far-out space cats, titled ‘Operation Space Cats’. These purrific feline adventures are filled with faith, friendship & fun!
Let’s talk books. What is the back cover blurb for book one of your series, Operation Space Cats, The Rescue Mission?
Furry crew to the rescue!
When Tebbs, the curious cat discovers part of his human family is missing in space, he plans to go on a rescue mission with Granny. But first he must recruit a team to help locate them. Problem is, he’ll be sneaking the small crew aboard, and hoping Granny won’t find out.
Enter the space cats … A mixed bunch of furry felines who have many lessons to learn about what it takes to make a team great. Bravery, teamwork, and most of all faith!
When mishaps occur, and danger lurks ahead, they’ll need to rely on each other. Will the team falter? Or can they pull together to make their mission a success?
That’s an awesome blurb. Space Cats sounds like a really fun series. As an indie author, do you think the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
Absolutely! I hired an artist to draw my cover for (book one of) Operation Space Cats, The Rescue Mission (which we designed together), and she hand painted it. Then it was sent to my ‘digital’ cover designer for her to place the font and digitalize the drawing. The whole series of covers will be done using this special two-step process. I wouldn’t skimp on the cost of the cover.
Time well spent. It’s a beautiful cover. Diving a little more into your writing, what elements does your ideal story contain?
Has there been an author or non-author person who has influenced your writing more than anyone else?
Yes. My grandma, Ida Portell. She wasn’t a writer, but she was an awesome storyteller. Every child in their life should have one. I grew up listening to her tell me French folk tales in her animated way, and my imagination took off!
Where do you see writing going in the future?
Sadly, I think print books will continue to lag in popularity. Could physical bookstores become a thing of the past? <gasp> I hope not! But the ebook revolution is solid. Nothing wrong with that as long as there’s room for both.
I’m also concerned big companies might make it harder for Indie’s to go it alone. I hope they don’t get too restrictive and kill this huge creative & independent movement.
I hope not. I think we’re all having too much fun to quit now. Thank you so much for stopping by an chatting with me, Lesa. Find Lesa and learn more about her series Operation Space Cats at the links below.
Cheers to all and I hope your 2017 is off to an amazing start.