Lisa and her husband, Maurice.
interviewing author Lisa Culverwell
Q1. when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. It was immediately after giving my eulogy at my brother-in-law's funeral (spoiler alert, lol). I was told not to let his testimony die with him, but to tell it to the world. This was July 14th.
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books
A. At first, I was just going to name it "Daniel's Transformation", but that just sounded too generic. I wanted something that sounds a little less generic. When I started thinking about it, "Daniel: A Life Transformed" just clicked and, I thought, sounded better.
Q. 3 what are you working on now for 20 18?
A.. Currently, I'm on a break; however, I'm waiting on a friend who I've approached about a book about her son. She's still in a state of somewhat shock, so I'm waiting on things to calm down and for her to be able to talk about it more before we get the ball rolling on it. I'm hoping that within the next month or two, we'll be in draft stages of a new book!
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. Oh, that's the funny thing... not long at all! I've dabbled in writing in the past and was told I should write, but never took it seriously. I didn't start seriously writing until July! I knew what I needed to do and did it!
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. I don't know that I'm the right person to answer that right now, seeing that this was my first book. But if I could say anything about my own experience, is pray... a lot. And I don't mean that in a funny or sarcastic way either - I prayed a lot about this. I prayed that God guides my thoughts and words. Although I had a little help from my husband and father-in-law about things that happened, God helped me through a great majority of this book. He made it quite easy to write this book!
Q 6. where can people find you online?
A. My website is www.LisaCulverwell.com, but my book (that I'm aware of, so far) is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I've been told it's available at about 30,000 other stores, but I haven't figured out which ones yet.
Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future
A. Definitely! I'm letting God do the guiding, though, as to what I should write about. As I stated before, my next book will more than likely be about my friend's son. As for other books after that, there will be more but I don't know what or who about yet. I've actually thought about possibly getting into Christian Fiction!
Q 8 how many books have you written
A. As of right now, only the 1.
Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer
No. I've been to college a few times but never completed. I'll be attending college next year to become a Worship Leader. The books are a new passion of mine, but not my profession.