Sunday Showcase: Meet Lisa Gallate

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June 11, 2018

Sunday Showcase: Meet Lisa Gallate

Lisa Gallate author of Hitting M Reset

Welcome to my Sunday Showcase where I am delighted to feature wonderful authors and illustrators. Everyone has successfully journeyed the path of publishing with my guidance and I am so proud to share interesting insights into what makes them unique.

I am delighted to introduce Lisa Gallate author of Hitting My Reset.

Read the 5star review here Hitting My Reset Readers Favorite review

Interview with Lisa

1. Where do you get your ideas? Mostly from my own personal experience and from the shared stories of others
2. If you could be anywhere in the world where would it be and why? By my mother’s bedside as she reaches the end of her life, and I don’t have to hurry away for all the other dimensions of my life, even though I also desperately want to be with my own young family.
3. How did publishing your first book change your writing process? It has given me enormous self belief and confidence that anything is possible if you want to make it happen and strive to achieve what seems impossible but yet is entirely possible and just out of easy reach
4. Do you have any strange writing habits? Once I found my writer’s voice, my mind encouraged me with memories of moments, that I was then desperate to capture onto paper
5. What is your favourite quote? I have many, I am a glutton for short snappy quotes that I can fit onto post-it notes and stick onto the edge of my computer screen. My current favourites are “What is for you wont go by you” and “If you can imagine it you can achieve it”
6. What is the hardest thing about writing? There are many hard things about writing and depending on the time of day or one’s own attitude or quality of sleep the night before or just general busyness, one of many things will be the hardest that day. I found self belief was regularly the hardest thing and I often had to just keep writing and ignore my questioning mind, or seek support and encouragement from a loved one, or even my editor.
7. What got left out of the final draft? A lot of very personal moments that I considered were still too raw to share or which out of respect for others, I decided should be kept private. It was a balancing exercise though as I didn’t want to lose my potential connection with my audience by being too vanilla or not sharing enough of my own experience for it to be a meaningful and helpful story for them.
8. If you could tell your younger self anything what would it be? To believe in me, and to know that I will survive the most darkest of hours, that no one could ever possibly imagine or wish on anyone, and that it is possible to live a wonderful and meaningful life after the loss of many loved ones.
9. What are your social media links? Facebook and LinkedIn

Thank you so much for sharing yourself so openly with us Lisa. It was great to get to know you better.

You can visit Lisa’s website and buy a copy of Hitting My Reset here. 

With Love, Karen. x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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