Today I’m going to introduce M. Lewis-Lerman. Another one of the wonderful authors from the Support Indie Authors board on GoodReads. Please, welcome my new friend, M. Lewis-Lerman!
When illness strikes her best friend and a maniacal underground ruler wants to destroy all that is ‘different’, 16 year old Livi Dixon must lead — not because of her bravery or abilities — but out of necessity and fear.
With the hope of a cure, Livi makes a reckless gamble that just may save her friend — but at what cost?
With her new allies (a strange and sundry group of outsiders including a handsome escaped prisoner and a kind but secretive old man), Livi sets off on a race against time, looking deep within herself in order to defeat a faceless enemy and (just maybe) manage to save her best friend in the process.
Livi’s strength is tested, her character revealed, as an attempt to save one life turns into a quest to protect thousands. But is she enough to stop the shapeless evil sinking its teeth into the ones she loves? And in the end, will it even matter?
M. Lewis-Lerman combines modern story-telling elements with centuries-old philosophical concepts to create fantasy and coming of age works relative to ay age group.
She is an avid writer, reader, and lover of animals. She lives and works in upstate New York with her dogs Lola, Clara, Eloise.
1. What do you do to keep your spirits up through a bad review?
Unfortunately, getting bad reviews is part of the business of being a writer. For me, the most important thing I’ve learned is that you’ve got to keep negative (and positive) reviews in perspective. It is just one person’s opinion and getting an honest review of any type means the person cared enough about what he or she read to spend their time writing a review.
2. What has been your greatest inspiration for writing your story?
My inspiration for Beware the Sheep came from absolutely everywhere. Two especially strong ideas that inspired the story were the sociological theory of the herd mentality and the philosophical concept of Cartesian Dualism (the mind existing outside the body).
3. Are there any people you feel need a shout out for supporting you?
My sister and mother have been great forms of support. I also had a really fantastic editor who worked with me over a year and a half, Steve Petruso.
4. Has self-publishing taught you any lessons that you feel will help you in life?
Self-publishing is like a lot of things in life: easy to learn but a real challenge to master. I can’t tell you how many hours I put into the research and execution of the publication of my book. But unlike a lot of challenges you may come across, there is something tangible in the end: your book! Stick with it, and don’t accept a subpar product (in self-publishing or beyond). That extra effort will pay off!
and last, What’s your favorite color?
My favorite color? I’m going to say blue 🙂
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