I'm excited to bring you an interview with a teacher who inspires her students through words and stories. Lisa Litberg is a woman of many, many talents! Discover the woman behind the work in this author interview. This is one stop on Lisa's virtual tour, so visit her site to see the other stops on her blog tour.
Why do you write?
I have written for as long as I remember. I don't think of it as a choice. The words are there and seek release, so I release them.
What was the first thing you ever wrote, and when did you write it?
The first thing I remember writing was a poem when I was four or five. I still have it memorized. "The sun the sun, oh my oh my, it makes flowers grow as high as the sky. The rain the rain, oh my oh my, it helps the sun as it goes by."
What was your first sale of your writing, and what was it (article, story, poem, etc.)?
Aside from the articles I wrote for my college newspaper, which paid ten dollars for front page and five for everything else, my novel is my first paid gig!
What author do you most admire and why?
I have several, for different reasons.
- Harper Lee, for writing such an amazing piece of literature that had social impact.
- S.E. Hinton, for creating characters far different than anyone would expect from her.
- Stephen King, for his characterization and for being so prolific. I could go on and on.
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