Bio: Lisa J. Flickinger lives and writes from the cliff of a river along the majestic
Mountains. When not writing or reading, you will find her scouring
antique shops or sipping a maple latte with friends and family. To learn more
about her other books, visit www.lisajflickinger.com.
Welcome, Lisa. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
I suppose a little of myself shows up in every character I write. Most of my heroines tend to be stubborn and impulsive. According to my husband, I haven’t learned to overcome the traits in my own life.
What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Hmmm, I suppose traveling through
with four other women and
not knowing a whole lot about what we were doing or where we were going was
When did you first discover that you were a writer?
I’ve always been a reader, and I’ve always wanted to write. I didn’t actually believe I’d earned the title of writer until I sold my first manuscript at the age of forty-nine.
My first book sale was in my forties, too. Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
If I were stranded on an island, my first choice of reading material would be Victorian crime novels. I also read a lot of literary fiction and historical fiction.
I love reading historicals, and I write a lot of historicals. How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I walk outdoors. There’s a trail along the river behind our home where you can see the peaks of the
The view helps to keep me focused on what’s really important.
How do you choose your characters’ names?
I scour census records, passenger lists, baby names, etc., from the year I’m writing until one strikes me. I have also featured my grandchildren’s names for several characters.
What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
I’m so proud my husband and I have three children who have become beautiful kind adults.
If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
Here’s hoping I never become an animal.
What is your favorite meal?
My favorite meal is a delicious honey ham with scalloped potatoes and a crisp Caesar salad. A serving of Crème Brulee would make for a delicious finish to the meal.
What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
Until now, managing my time was my greatest roadblock. I overcame it by setting daily goals on paper and putting them next to my computer. Lately, I have discovered pandemics are a HUGE roadblock, as to overcoming one…
Tell us about the featured book.
logging camp may
be just the place to find herself. To escape the devastation caused by the
breaking of her wedding engagement, Isabelle Franklin joins her aunt in the Rocky
Mountain Rocky Mountains to feed a camp of lumberjacks cutting on
the slopes of Cougar Ridge. If only she could outrun the lingering nightmares.
Charles Bailey, camp foreman and Stony Creek's itinerant pastor, develops a reputation to match his new nickname—Preach. However, an inner battle ensues when the details of his rough history threaten to overcome the beliefs of his young faith.
Amid the hazards of camp life, the unlikely friendship growing between the two surprises Isabelle. She's drawn to Preach's brute strength and gentle nature as he leads the ragtag crew toiling for Pollitt's Lumber. But when the ghosts from her past return to haunt her, the choices she will make change the course of her life forever—and that of the man she's come to love.
Please give us the first page of the book.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Isabelle slid the moist length of potato peel between the thumb and forefinger of each hand and stretched her arms apart as it unfurled. One handbreadth longer than yesterday’s best. Six months ago, she couldn’t have imagined being hidden away in a lumber camp and performing such tedious work.
Thanks be, the trembling in her fingers remained minimal. Doctor Bradley, a frequent visitor to Isabelle’s second-story bedroom before she’d been dropped at the camp, had advised her parents the tremors would subside as she regained her health. It appeared he’d been correct.
Isabelle tossed the peel on the mound atop the long table serving as a work counter in the center of the kitchen and wiped her hands on the white muslin apron at her waist. The potatoes were a treat usually reserved for the weekends, a welcome break from the enormous iron pots of beans. The logging camp’s twenty-one men tucked away an astounding volume of food Aunt Lou and Isabelle prepared and served every morning and every night. Why had Father thought such tedious work would cure what ailed her?
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