ABOUT A MATTER OF TIME:
Publication date: eBook June 9, 2015 / Paperback August 18, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Lisa M. Basso
Rayna entered Hell to save Kade. Kade entered to protect Rayna. Both have failed.
Centuries of Kade’s demons are unearthed when he is brainwashed and used as a Fallen pawn.
In the freezing pits of Hell, Ray is beaten and tortured, pushed to her breaking point. She takes a stand, firing back at her attackers though she’s only begun to understand the true strength of her wings. A strength she will need once she uncovers the evils that await on Earth.
Together they find solace, alone they will fight.
ABOUT LISA M. BASSO:
Lisa M. Basso was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a lover of books, video games, animals, and baking (not baking with animals though). As a child she would crawl into worlds of her own creation and get lost for hours. Her love for YA fiction started with a simple school reading assignment: S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. When not reading or writing she can usually be found at home with The Best Boyfriend that Ever Lived ™ and her two darling (and sometimes evil) cats, Kitties A and B.
What inspired you to write your first book?
· For my first shot at a young adult novel, a strange idea came to me about two characters, one with white wings and one with black wings. As I developed the idea, a girl who could see them for who they truly were appeared to me next. Her mental state was fragile because of her ability, but she was too tough to give up. From there the base ideas for A Shimmer of Angels was born.
What book are you reading now?
- I’m currently reading A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley. It’s dark, gothic story that has me on the edge of my flippin’ seat. It’s unlike anything I’ve read before. Definitely going to keep Sarah on my radar from now on.
What are your current projects?
- Right now I’m working on a first draft of a YA Sci-fi. I’ve had this particular book in the back of my mind for a few years now, so you can imagine my excitement (and nervousness) finally getting to writing it. Since this book baby is in such a young and fragile state, unfortunately, I can’t share too much about it, though I can say I think it’s pretty kick-butt amazing.
Do you see writing as a career?
- If you’re serious about being a writer, treating it like a career is a must. There are so many sides to being a writer: creativity, business savvy, editing, problem solving, task managing, and sometimes a perfectionist. Writing is fun, yes, but a job, nonetheless. When you’re drafting, remain fun and carefree, but when you’re talking shop with an agent or editor, keep that business hat on.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
- Ever since I was a pre-teen, writing has always been a great outlet. As I grew up, it became an outlet for the stories that were swimming inside me, begging to be let out.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
- Writing A MATTER OF TIME was so different from any of the other books I’ve written so far. First, it was the conclusion to a series. Second, part of the book is set in a prison of sorts where the main character, Rayna, is trapped in a very dark place emotionally. I was in a funk for weeks while writing this book. The pain and seriousness of the plot leached into my real life. It was not something I’d been expecting, and took a lot of junk food and bad movies to get over. But, after reading the end result, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
- I always tells writers, no matter what, never give up. We all face rejection, writer’s block, and the dreaded don’t-want-to syndrome, but if you keep plugging away, you’ll eventually have something you can be proud of. And no one can take that accomplishment away from you.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
- Thank you for coming along on this journey with me. You guys make the best fans ever!
What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?
- Because A MATTER OF TIME is set in some very fictional places, I drew inspiration from several different places. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri provided some much needed ambiance. Dante’s Inferno really helped me craft some of the circles of Hell. Pinterest pictures helped me form ideas for some of the other settings. And music helped me set some of the scenes emotionally. Inspiration is all around, just waiting to be plucked.
Do you write an outline before every book you write?
- Every book I write is different. They all go through different processes, from plotted within an inch of its life to pantsing (winging it) from beginning to end. I usually end up somewhere in the middle. I have found that an outline is a good way to stay on course, but I try not to keep it so rigid there isn’t room for the characters to speak their minds and explore the world.
Have you ever hated something you wrote?Not really, but only because anything can change in editing. If there’s an idea that you thought was genius a month ago, but is reading flat today, alter it to something you’re excited about or delete it altogether and start new.
Giveaway Information: Winner will be drawn July 3, 2015
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of A Matter of Time by Lisa M. Basso (INT)