Friday, August 26, 2016

Author Interview with Lesa McKee

Today I have a guest post from the author of Operation Space Cats, Lesa McKee.

First a little bit about her book.

Furry crew to the rescue! When Tebbs, the curious cat discovers part of his human family is missing in space, he plans to go on a rescue mission with Granny. But first he must recruit a team to help locate them. Problem is, he’ll be sneaking the small crew aboard, and hoping Granny won’t find out. Enter the space cats … A mixed bunch of furry felines who have many lessons to learn about what it takes to make a team great. Bravery, teamwork, and most of all faith! When mishaps occur, and danger lurks ahead, they’ll need to rely on each other. Will the team falter? Or can they pull together to make their mission a success?

Operation Space Cats is now available on Amazon. A cute "tail" of kitties in space that children will love!

And without further ado! *turns on spotlights* Lesa McKee!

Kristen - Which writers inspire you?

Lesa - Other Indie writers. Those who are doing it right. Taking all the steps by getting their work critiqued, beta read, and then hiring editors, cover designers, etc.

Kristen - I love that! It is truly amazing how inspiring people can be when they're dedicated. And I'm sure you inspire other writers as well.

What’s your views on social media for marketing, and which will you try?

Lesa - It’s right up there with writing the book. An Indie writer wears many hats. Writer, editor, marketing extraordinaire, etc.
I’ll use each social site I can to some degree, facebook being #1. I have a fb author page, and I’ve joined several writing groups as well as starting a few myself. I’ll probably have a fb book release party. I’m on Goodreads and pinterest. I got excited the other day when I learned to create my own pins. Yay! I turned my book cover into a pin. Twitter is on the table, but I’m not a big fan so far. 

Kristen - I am right there with you on Twitter! I'm hoping to find a way to manage it and make it more enjoyable. Right now it feels like an overload of information.

Would you say being a writer is a gift or a curse?

Lesa - A gift. God doesn’t make mistakes.:)

Kristen - Amen to that! And it's amazing that we each get to use the gift in different ways.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

Lesa - Paperbacks, always. But ebooks are cheaper, and sometimes my fellow Indie writers (who I love to support) don’t offer a print version. So I read some of both.

Kristen - I love paperbacks. Nothing beats the feel of an actual book in your hands, though with some authors(as you said) not offering them I imagine I'll be attempting to read ebooks soon enough.

Would you use a PR agency?

Lesa - I don’t at this time, but that’s something (budget allowing) I would be open to in the future.

Kristen - What’s your protagonist’s favorite drink? 

Lesa - Milk!:)

Thank you, Lesa for answering a few questions! If anyone wants to know more about Lesa or would like to check out her pawsome Space Kitty stories, stop over at any of her social media sites!

Lesa McKee grew up at her Grandmother's knee, listening to the french folk-tales her animated Grandma Ida shared. A love of stories was born and her imagination took off!

She’s now living her dream as a Christian Indie writer of feel-good fiction, including a short story series of far-out space cats, titled 'Operation Space Cats'. These purrific feline adventures are filled with faith, friendship & fun!

Check out Lesa's website and blog!
Buy Space Kitties 1 or 2 on Amazon!
Check out her Facebook!
Follow Lesa on Twitter!
Follow her on Pinterest!

1 comment:

  1. Space Kitties! I love the blurb and cover!

    I prefer paperbacks and hard covers as well, though with ebooks being cheap these days (and more portable) I tend to buy those more often.