Inside the mind of a fantasy writer

Reader Interview: Leta Fisher

interview2 copy

Give a BIG welcome to Leta!

I met Leta in a beta reading thread and she agreed to beta read my Nightwalkers Series and one of my novels, Secret Scarlet (being released in Oct.).  She’s great at what she does and was extremely helpful to me during the editing process.  She also loves my books, so that’s a plus.  It’s people like Leta-our readers-that keep us writing. They are the people we want to reach, because let’s face it, as authors we all dream of having fans.  Someday Heidi, someday hee hee.  For now I’m satisfied with my little fan base.  I love all of you!  Thanks for reading!

Okay enough about me.  Let’s talk about Leta.  Besides being a hot blonde (sorry guys, she’s married), she’s an avid reader, one of the fastest I’ve ever met. She also enjoys photography and beta reading.  She loves helping authors succeed and she will help them in any way she can.

Are you ready to find out more about Leta?  Here are a few questions I asked her.  I love her answers to # 2 and #8.

******************************************

1.  What is your favorite book?

I can’t have just one! The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon and the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J. R. Ward. OK, I’m not trying to suck up, but I love your books too! Just publish them! 🙂

2.  Who is your favorite author?

Kristen Ashley, J. R. Ward and hopefully the soon to be famous Heidi!

3.  What genre do you enjoy reading and why?

Paranormal romance, romance, erotica, sci-fi, OK most everything I can get my hands on.

4. What genre do you dislike and why?

Non-Fiction. I can’t stand the books that are self-bio’s that say “look at me, I’m who you should look up to!”

5.  What is the worst book you’ve ever read?

It was by an up and coming author who writes erotica. She had the intimate scenes down pat, but the rest of her books were filled with all kinds of grammatical and spelling errors.

6.  Does it matter to you if a novel is self-published rather than by a traditional publisher?

Not anymore! It makes the online reader be able to find great pieces of work that the big guys wouldn’t publish. They also make authors butcher their work into shorter stories so they can make a buck. I will pay good money for a full book!

7.  What is your preference? Printed books or ebooks?

Until about a year ago I would have said printed. My friends and I used to share a series of books, trading off who will buy them. Now, I own over 300 books on IBooks and Kindle.

8. What do you like about being a beta reader?

I love that I can truly help someone with their works of art. Hoping that they can succeed in writing and give me something that I would truly read. Then I can sit back and say “look at what she did! She is truly awesome!” The author, not me.

9.  What book would you love to see be turned into a movie?

The Fallen series, Fifty Shades of Grey and maybe the Outlander series. I don’t know how they are going to sex down Fifty, but it will be interesting to see. When the Twilight movies came out I was at every premier the first night.

10.  What things ruin a book for you?

Besides spelling and grammatical errors, books that have no flow to them.

11.  What character from a book you read would you love to meet?

Christian (I love vampires), Hollywood from Black Dagger and Jericho Barrons from Dark Fever.

12.  What advice would you give to writers?

Breathe! Let your mind go to that magical place where you can come up with fantastic characters and the rest will come. Personally I’m jealous of writers. All I’m able to write is reviews about employees’ performance.

****************************************************

Check out some of Leta’s favorite authors!

 

Taylor Stimac

Author of Trusted

Website:  http://taylorlstimac.wordpress.com/

*******************************************

Cristiane Allevato Serruya

Author of the Trust Trilogy

Website:  http://www.cristianeserruya.com.br/

Advertisements

6 responses

  1. Leta Fisher

    Have I told how awesome you are today?!

    July 26, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    • No, but now you have! Thanks for letting me interview you!

      July 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm

  2. OMG! Leta! I’m so happy that I’m one of your favorite authors. You’re great.
    Happy anniversary for you today!

    Hello, Heidi, wonderful interview. It’s the first time I’ve read an interview with a reader, specially a beta reader experienced as Leta! I loved it.
    Cristiane Serruya
    TRUST trilogy’s author

    July 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm

  3. beta readers don’t get enough love.

    July 31, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    • They need to!

      July 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s