Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Lisa Voisin. Lisa is the author of The Watcher.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Lisa: I began writing poems and stories in grade school. It carried on
through high school, to the point where I preferred writing over my
other homework. Needless to say, my parents were concerned about me and
tried to talk me out of this ridiculous notion that I could earn my
living as an author.
They won out for a little while, then I took up technical writing just
to prove I could earn an income from the written word. Though my mom is
no longer around to see me follow my dreams, my dad is now one of my
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Lisa: I have always loved the paranormal genre. When I was a kid, my
favorite books were ghost stori es and Gothic romances. I've also always
been interested in what's on the 'other side', and I got my first Tarot
deck at sixteen. As someone who now teaches meditation on the side,
I've come to know that those psychic gifts, those other worlds we like
to categorize as "para"normal is actually part of a greater truth. While
the creatures that we read of in this genre might not live and breathe
in our world in a literal sense, they represent something in all of us.
In the Jungian sense, we know these beings archetypally, as part of our
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Lisa: Gosh! That is a tough one. With great power comes great
responsibility. Since I write about angels, I'd have to say I have an
affinity for them. I've always wanted to banish evil in the world, and
as a fan of the TV show Supernatural, I'm always thrilled when Castiel
smites a demon. I just love the way he smites! I'd love to do that! :)
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Lisa: Readers will enjoy The Watcher for a few reasons. First of all,
it's a love story that reminds people of the purity of love itself. It's
also a story of redemption and forgiveness, and good versus evil--both
internally in the self and externally in the world--that touches into
the depth of human potential.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Lisa: What a great question! And one I have a great deal of difficulty
with, because I write from a place of feeling the characters. Seeing
them comes second. That being said, I'd have to say the closest I've
seen to Michael is a younger Henry Cavill (pre-Superman, for sure), and
Mia is a younger Emilia Clarke or possibly Kat Dennings. I also know
that new acting talent is discovered every day, and the actors meant to
play these characters would appear if a movie were made.
The Watcher by Lisa Voisin.
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her. Can he face her without falling again?
Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford
dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and
silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she
knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing
about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she
doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She
recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love,
jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an
early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at
loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.
Releasing March 2013
Thank you Lisa for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Lisa Voisin and her books, please visit her website.