Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Eleventh Day of Christmas with Lisa Kessler

Goodreads Bio:
Wow! Goodreads just asked me for my city of birth and date of death... What if I could answer that? Would I live life differently if I knew for sure how much longer I had left? 

Interesting thought. 

That's generally how my writer brain works. I've been dreaming up stories since I was in elementary school. My first book was titled "The Wonders of Unicorn Creek" and my publisher was Dehesa elementary school. 

Since then, I've published numerous short stories in anthologies and magazines. My story, "Immortal Beloved" was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award and was recently re-released in the "Dead Souls" anthology, along with a follow-up never-before-published story, "Subito Piano". 

I've completed 4 novels so far, and just received a contract from Entangled Publishing to publish my Night Walker series!!! 

Night Walker will be available Fall 2011... 

I also post new short stories on my Blog, so feel free to stop by for a read. 

Paranormal tales are my favorite and I tend toward the dark side. Join me? :)

Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider? 
Hot Cocoa

Favorite holiday story?
The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell - I cry every time I read that story...

Favorite holiday movie? 
Christmas Vacation

Best gift received for the holidays?
My Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath from the Disneyland Haunted Mansion ride!

Favorite holiday song?  
O Holy Night

Besides writing, you are also a professional vocalist. The heroine in Night Walker, Kate Bradley, is a musician as well. Any other similarities between you and Kate?
Kate got to be a choir director and I always wanted to be one! LOL  Kate also plays piano much better than I do... :)

How many books do you have planned for the Night Walker series?
For now there are 3 novels and a novella planned.

If Night Walker was to be made into a movie, who would you pick to play the characters of Calisto and Kate?
Calisto was always Antonio Banderas in my head, however Johnny Depp could pull him off too.  (Have you seen Johnny Depp in Don Juan De Marco?  Wow!)

And I picture Katie Holmes making a good Kate.

How does your family like to spend the holidays? Any special traditions?
My kids like to choose the ugliest live tree we can find at the tree farm and Panda names the tree...  Last year we had Josiah, and we just acquired Yanosh for this year.  After Christmas we plant the trees in the backyard.  Edgar and Jethro are very large out there now! :)

If you could buy yourself any present for the holidays, what would it be?
I fell in love with these watches they make out of old typewriter keys...  I've been oggling them for a while now! :)

Any New Year’s resolutions?
I hope I'll make more time to ride the exercise bike and stay healthy...

Night Walker - Available now!
Across the Veil - Available now!

PS - Don't forget to check out Pawing Through Books & Alaskan Book Cafe to see what authors they are featuring today!  Also, check out the main post HERE for links to the grand prize giveaways! Also, make sure you check out the previous days for other guest posts/interviews and giveaways!


  1. Merry Christmas!!!! Thanks for including me in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!!!

    Lisa :)

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  2. Hi, Lisa. That book cover is Hot with a capital HOT! As a rule, I don't make New Year's Resolutions. If there are things I want to do or improve upon in the new year, I just try to do it, as opposed to making an announcement of it, like telling my friends. Personally, I don;t need the extra pressure if I fail!
    Happy Holidays,
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Hi MJB -

    I love the Night Walker cover too!!! LOL And have you seen the Night Demon (Book #2) cover yet? Shew! *fanning self*

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!!! I'm not a big public new year's resolution maker either... But I hope we both have a great 2012! :)


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