A native of Washington D.C., the city’s historic and political backdrop inspires Lisa Watson’s romantic imagination. Her hobbies are as eclectic as her music collection. Enamored with natural beauty, the picturesque locales she visits always seem to find a way into her latest novels.
Lisa has written several multi-cultural short stories and novels, and loves creating engaging storylines with strong characters that are drawn together by respect and love. She has been interviewed in various magazines, radio shows, book clubs and Blog sites, and has received award nominations in contemporary fiction.
Lisa works at a technology consulting firm and is co-publicist for RT Book Review Magazine’s annual RT Booklovers Conventions promoting National Bestselling authors that attend the conference via media outlets.
Lisa’s first novel for Harlequin’s KIMANI™ ROMANCE, Love Contract, has been released, and will be Book I of The Match Broker series. It is ranked on the Amazon Best Sellers lists for both Kimani Series Romance and Multicultural Romance. Lisa just finished the second book in the series and is currently working on Book III, and her next E-book.
Lisa lives outside Raleigh, NC and is married with two teenagers.
Advice for Aspiring Authors
"Surround yourself with like-minded people. If you want to be a published author, soak up valuable information, learn more about your craft, and meet other aspiring writers your best bet is to go to writer's conventions. There are several very good ones out there where you can meet editors, agents, publishers and lots of authors and fellow readers. Remember, put yourself where you want to be. Go online and start Googling those writers conferences. Don’t get discouraged or listen to anyone tell you that you can’t do it. Make next year the year you get published!
Also, publishers are looking for finished manuscripts, especially if you're an unpublished author. So make sure you get your manuscript professionally edited by an editor with experience editing manuscripts, and get a proofreader to look over your work after you've cleaned it up. Most will give you a free sample if you send them your first few chapters. Spending the money now will ensure your novel is the best it can be before you submit to publishing houses."
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Goodreads: Lisa Y. Watson