I was delighted to be interviewed by Melanie Mole, best selling author, book reviewer and blogger. Thanks Melanie, it was an absolute pleasure!
Today, I am really pleased to welcome Lisa Keeble to my blog. It is the first time that she has featured here, but I hope that it won’t be the last. Welcome Lisa!
Tell is a little about yourself please Lisa
Well, I’m 53 years old and I currently live in the South of France although I was born, and lived most of my life, in the UK. I ran a successful internet company for a number of years but then my circumstances changed and I decided it was time for a change of location and career. I’d always wanted to be a writer – I started writing poetry when I was about 10 or 11 I think but I ended up being an accountant. When I moved here I took to the keyboard once again and here we are.
What drives you?
This may sound odd but I have stories in my head and they just need to be released from their confines. For me writing a book, story or poem is like watching a film – I can see characters and their environment and, one way or another, it just all has to come out.
Who do you admire?
Firstly, I admire my brother – he’s hugely successful and far more driven than I am – once he gets an idea in his head, nothing will stop him achieving what he wants. Secondly, I admire anyone who has faced adversity in their lives but still manages to face every day with a smile and a positive attitude – that might sound cheesy but it’s the truth.
Do you have any weaknesses that you would be willing to share with us?
Yes, loads! I can be lazy sometimes, especially if it’s something I really don’t feel like doing, I procrastinate, I avoid confrontation and I have absolutely no sense of direction whatsoever – to the point that I managed to get lost in a motorway service station in Italy.
Tell us about your latest book or project please Lisa
I’m about 16,000 words in to my latest book and I am enjoying it enormously – I’d love to be able to go into details but that would really spoil the surprise.
If you could do anything, then what would that be?
To be honest, I pretty much do everything that I want to do – the only exception is sky diving – I have wanted to jump out of a plane for years but the thought absolutely terrifies me because I have vertigo. Saying that, it’s still on my bucket list.
What are you passionate about?
Writing, obviously and doing everything I can in life to make sure I can get to the end of it and not say ‘I wish I had…’
If you had to choose a season to describe yourself, which would it be and why?
That’s an interesting question – I guess I’d have to say Spring – at the beginning, it can be cold and maybe even a little frosty but as time goes on, the sun comes out and there’s the promise of summer to come.
What are your aims for the future?
Quite simply – I want to be a successful author. It’s taken me a long time to do what I’d dreamed of as a child and I am determined to be the best I can possibly be – if that comes with fame and money, so much the better ;O)
Those are great answers Lisa. Thank you.If you would like to know more about Lisa or her book please see these links.Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisakeb007Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisakeeble007/?hl=en.The link to Lisa’s book, From His Perspective, can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/His-Perspective-Lisa-Keeble/dp/1077767994/ref=sr_1_1?crid=9YSY6K6RXEJU&keywords=from+his+perspective&qid=1574671776&sprefix=From+His+P%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-1
The description is:If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh, possibly cry and almost certainly have an irrational craving for tea and biscuits, From His Perspective is for you. Have you ever wondered how the human race would appear to one who had a rather big hand in its creation? If so, read on, I think you’ll be surprised though not necessarily pleasantly so…..From His Perspective is the story of The Boss and his hapless PA Norbert who work together, with their team, overseeing the Factory, better known to us as Planet Earth. If it hadn’t been for an accident involving a stray biscuit crumb, a black hole and a size 7 tweed slipper, they could have stayed true to their original blueprints but, as it was, they got stuck with humanity, a complex and extremely irritating species that, from the beginning, takes up all their time and energy.As the humans blunder their way through history, trying to grapple with the myriad of emotions that were installed in the early developmental stages, Norbert and his Boss do what they can to help. Unfortunately, they frequently cause far more problems than they solve and are often hindered by the restraints placed on them by Accounts, and the militant actions of Gavin in the Returns Department.They watch as cavemen tackle woolly mammoths in order to fill their larders and provide next season’s wardrobe and quickly regret introducing them to fire. They’re shocked when the Romans become increasingly decadent and violent and decide to send down a ‘special delivery’ to set a good example. They then despair at the abject stupidity of humans as they nail Jesus to a plank of wood. They have decades of sinus infections and soot covered sandals as Henry VIII and Bloody Mary take power, prompting them to create syphilis and pheromones which, in turn, cause their own problems. They listen, with shocked dismay to the screams of millions of tortured souls which result from their decision to create a human to use an example of how not to behave. They infuse Hitler with every negative emotion that they can find in the Stock Room and cry for humanity as hundreds of thousands follow him as sheep follow the Judas goat.The humans are a constant source of annoyance for the Boss and Norbert; their non-stop fighting pushes up the overtime budget in Recycling and their blatant disregard for their habitat means braving the really long ladders to make repairs to the ozone layer. Witnessing wars, slavery and torture pushes the pair, time and time again, to try and find a solution to the human condition but they are left doubting whether they will ever fully understand what drives mankind. More importantly, they wonder if they’re to blame. Did they add too much essence of sheep? Did Cyril make a mistake with his calculations when they decided to increase intelligence levels? Was it such a good idea to use different pigments for the humans just because it made life easier for Cedric in Tracking? Would their lives have been easier if they’d just stuck with amoebas and forgotten about human beings altogether?In the end the Boss decides that the only way to really deal with the humans is to tell them why they were created.It has some great reviews. so why not get your copy today!