- What was the hardest book for you to write? The absolute hardest book for me to write was Burned, the third book in the Black Cipher Files trilogy (for several reasons). I had quite a hiatus between writing the first two books so I had to really immerse back into that espionage/conspiracy world. And I loved Zeke’s character so much. From the first time he showed up in Blowback he was one of my favorites. I needed to get him right and I needed to make sure that Sunshine was perfect for him. Also I had to tie up all the little loose ends from the first two books to make sure the overarching plot was explained well. It involved lots of very detailed timelines since there is a historical component as well as the present day danger and the overlap of timelines from Blowback and Betrayals. Parts of the process were painstaking and extremely detail driven. I had to make a spreadsheet. (Horrors!! Not my favorite thing at all)
- Favorite adult beverage? Wine. Although I do love a good martini. 😉
- Mountains or ocean? I’m an ocean girl all the way…so much so that we packed up our life in California and moved to Massachusetts so we could live in a beach town.
- Football, baseball, hockey or basketball? Basketball!!! I’m a huge bball fan. I’ve been watching the Warriors for the past five years (Back to Back Champions, baby!!) and I am a huge Dubs fan, but since I moved to MA I’ve also started rooting for the Celtics. I really hoped they would beat Cleveland for a Warriors v. Celtics final… Guess there’s next year ☺
- What book changed your life? So, I think the answer to this question evolves over time. I’ve had several books that really influenced me for where I was at the time. But the latest is The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I had already started trying to shift my mindset about trying new things and trying scary (to me anyway) things when I read her book. I loved it! It’s freeing in some ways to just think: this scares me but I’m going to try anyway. I highly recommend it!!
- Chocolate truffles or potato chips? Chips!! Straight up, plain old Lays potato chips. Yum, yum, yum.
USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Hughey started writing romance in the fourth grade. That particular story involved a prince and an engagement. Now, she writes about strong heroines who are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves and the heroes who love both their strength and their vulnerability. She pens romances of all types—suspense, paranormal, and contemporary—but at their heart, all her books celebrate the power of love.
She lives on Cape Ann in Massachusetts with her fabulously supportive husband, two out of three awesome, mostly-grown kids, and one somewhat grumpy cat.
Yoga, hiking, and traveling are her favorite ways to pass the time when she isn’t plotting new ways to get her characters to fall in love.