Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Born in Brattleboro, Vermont Alisa K. Stapelman has traveled extensively through out the United States. She finally settled down in San Tan Valley, Arizona in 2010 with her husband, Wesley, who is a Marine Corps veteran.
Alisa has spent 14 years as a military spouse. First as an Air Force Officer’s wife than as a Marine Corps wife. She loves and respects ALL branches of the service but her heart is with the Corps.
When she isn’t writing, Alisa works for her father, Michael Codere (who owns Fibromyalgia-Arthritis Centers of America), as his Vice-President of Operations. She also owns her own photography studio, Simply Unique Studios. She just finished shooting stills for the movie Deadly Sanctuary by Author Sylvia Noble.
Alisa’s first published writing was at the age of 13 when a poem she wrote was published in a local magazine in Orlando, Florida. Most of Alisa’s published works have been in photography since than. Though recently Alisa had a news article published in the SanTanValley.com online newspaper in 2013. Currently have two books written and published.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Deadly Cut, I was inspired to write this one as it is a continuation from the first book I Believe. But I was actually more inspired by the movies I had worked on. Yes, they helped me quite a bit.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Unusual writing habits, hmmm. I would have to say coffee, music or a TV show playing for white noise. I know most author’s prefer it to be extremely quite, not me. Too much quite and I can’t concentrate.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My favorite author of all time would Jack London. Call of the Wild. First real book I had read. Reading it opened a new world for me. There were no pictures, just words. Those words, when I would read them, formed pictures in my mind. A story played in my head, like a movie.
I wanted to be able to do that for others one day. It took me long enough to gain the courage to put what was in my head down and show it to others.
What are you working on now?
Currently I am working on a completely different type of book. A fantasy. It’s really hard to be able to create a world that others can believe in and want to read. But I am up for the challenge.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I try to use every Social Media network available. But I have most luck on using Facebook.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
The best advice I can give them would be, Write what you want to read. Write for yourself.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write what you want to read. Write for yourself.
What are you reading now?
I just finished Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To continue to write what I love. Becoming a better writer.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Call of the Wild by Jack London.
Author Websites and Profiles
Alisa Kathryn Stapelman Website