Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Countdown: Day 11: Interview w/ Lisa Desrochers + Giveaway

So…I know it’s Day 12. I just woke up and I realized that I forgot to post an interview yesterday!

Lisa Desrochers is the author of Personal Demons, Original sin (2011) and Hellbent (2012).

What or who inspired you to write Personal Demons? Why?

I never would have written anything if it weren’t for my daughter. I wrote Personal Demons for her because she enjoyed other paranormal YA novels, so I wanted to write her something along those lines. The name Lucifer Cane popped into my head one day and I thought to myself, what a fun name for a demon. He started telling me a story and I took dictation. The rest flowed from there.

What lessons will readers pick up from your book?

The Barnes & Noble reviewer described it this way: “The profoundly deep questions raised in Personal Demons (about the existence of God, the inanity of organized religion, the healing power of forgiveness, etc.) make it a forceful read.”

Why do you write for teens?

I write for my daughter. My daughter is a teen. Ipso facto…

How do you prepare for Christmas?

Lately, I don’t. This Christmas as last, since I’ve started writing, we haven’t even had a tree. I know! Bah humbug! But, the truth is, we travel to family for Christmas, so we’re not home anyway. My Christmas preparation consists of buying plane tickets in June and shopping for gift certificates on line. Very festive. O_O

As an author/writer, are you doing something special this Christmas?
Not really. We’ll be in Atlanta with family, and my tour hasn’t taken me to Atlanta, so I’ll probably sign stock in a few stores there. 

Does your family have a Christmas tradition?

We switch off every other year with my husband’s or my families. This is my husband’s family’s year. They are French Canadian, so some traditions have carried through—mostly food related. After Christmas Eve mass, there are always meet pies, and in the turkey, instead of bread stuffing, there’s meet stuffing.

Do you take advantage of the Christmas vacation and write?

Yes. I’m hoping to have Hellbent (Personal Demons #3) finished by the end of the year, so I will definitely be writing.

As a writer, do you think it would be better to gift books for Christmas? why?
Have you ever done this before?

Of course! I think books are a wonderful gift for any occasion. What other gift could take the recipient on an adventure to somewhere they’ve never been before, then take them by surprise. I gift books all the time.

If you were to gift one book to any person, what book would it be?

Choosing one book is always hard, but right now I’d say, If I Stay, by Gayle Forman.


Tomorrow is Christmas Day which means it’s Prize Pack Giveaway Day. It includes a signed copy of Personal Demons + signed bookmarks and some tattoos that say Personal Demons with wings and stuff!

Remember, every comment counts! So just leave a comment and get an extra entry for the big contest on Christmas!

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  1. Sweet. I wanna have a mom who writes books for me! Haha. Happy Christmas!

    To Ms. Lisa Desrochers: Have a fun Christmas in Atlanta:)

  2. Great interview, loved reading it!

  3. Yay! Awesome interview! Can't wait for tomorrow!

  4. I love that Lisa wrote Personal Demons for her daughter! I think that is one of the best reasons I've heard of to write a book!

  5. Great interview!:) I think it's interesting that the whole story started with justthe name 'Lucifer Cane'.
    I didn't know the third one was going to be called Hellbent, but that's a great name.

  6. I'd to read this, I've heard lots of good!


  7. Personal Demons sounds like its going to be an interesting book. would love to read it



  8. I have seen this series through hopping around and I so want to read this series. Great Interview I agree books are great gifts.

    Merry Christmas!


  9. I enjoyed reading this interview a lot. Merry Christmas!

  10. Love to read this one. It's been on my list for a while.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  11. You did so many interviews and I can honestly say I enjoy each of them. I'm reading them on one evening all, because I had to prepare so many things for xmas. They are the right chance to give me some relax time after the big xmas "events":)Merry Christmas

  12. Im looking forward to reading personal demons!

    jessica b

  13. thanks for the interview. i enjoyed it :)

  14. Oooh No Christmas tree ?! But eh... Sure writing takes a lot of time ;)

  15. I wasn't interested in these books at all until I read the Barnes & Noble review snippet. I shall have to see if my library has them. I love that she writes for her daughter.