Lisa Renee Jones
With The Inside Out Series going to TV you must be incredibly busy and proud. When your agent brought this opportunity to you, what went through your mind?
I was in shock and awe really. I am so immensely proud of this series that for someone like Suzanne Todd to find the same potential in it floored me. I can’t wait for this series to come to life for my readers, and for me to see my characters portrayed. Excited doesn’t even begin to cover it!
What has been the most satisfying part of this journey?
Probably the fact that my hard work actually paid off. After having my children so young, and then being stuck in the corporate world for so long to be able to find a career with such amazing readers around me, and that has really become my dream is incredibly rewarding.
Sending your book to film must be like sending a child to kindergarten. What has been the toughest part of this process?
The wait of it all. Hollywood is known for its wait and see then hurry up and rush. It’s a true whirlwind, but a very educational and interesting process as well.
You have released several dozen books in various genres with great success. Do you have a favorite series, genre, or character?
Ah, that’s an incredibly difficult question! INSIDE OUT will always hold a special place in my heart. That series has changed my life. But on the other side of that I love each of my series, because I get the feedback from readers and that’s the best part of this entire life I lead. As for genre, it depends on my mood. I really enjoy writing Paranormal, but I find such a terrific groove with Romantic Suspense as well.
What is your earliest memory of creating a story and needing to put it on paper?
I’ve always had a strong need for a creative outlet. Early on I was attempting to find my place in acting, but after my life went much different than anticipated, I eventually turned to writing for that need to express my busy mind.
As residents of the beautiful state of Colorado, we are blessed to have the Rocky Mountains as our backdrop. Katherine Lee Bates looked at our purple mountains and was inspired to write “America the Beautiful”. What inspires you to write?
A myriad of things – for one, the characters in my mind needing their stories told, but in a deeper sentiment, my family and my readers.
My perfect day always starts with sleeping in and has chai tea somewhere in the mix. What does a perfect day for Lisa Renee Jones look like?
Well a perfect day is coffee with my hubs, Diego, and a walk in the park with our Oriental Shorthair cat, Julie. Yes, she truly walks in the neighborhood with us! But I’m a workaholic, so I’m always writing, including that in my perfect day would be writing a lot of words and actually finding it decent :) That almost never happens, there are always several drafts to my stories before I settle on one.
I was stalking your website at www.lisareneejones.com and saw that a new series is coming in 2016 called Dirty Money. I’m intrigued. How far out do you plan your novels?
Thank you for that! I’m very excited about sharing that series. As for scheduling – about as far as my publisher lets/contracts me. Typically two years right now. I think between my contracts and the few indie projects I have planned it will take me into at least 2018, but I’m constantly thinking of new storylines I’d like to explore.
Often authors are misunderstood, what is one thing you would want the public to know about you the person, as opposed to you the author?
Well, if one were to look at my Facebook wall I’m sure they’d misconstrue a lot about me because I enjoy a healthy debate and interacting with the people there. However, the controversial subjects I post can be misinterpreted sometimes. I’m very open about my thoughts though, so I don’t find it to be a huge problem.
About Denial by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones:
From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, the first book in the CARELESS WHISPERS series.
Please note: This is the standalone spinoff series to the INSIDE OUT series. New readers can enjoy this without reading INSIDE OUT but those who love INSIDE OUT will FINALLY find out what happens.
Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He's tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn't destroy her first.