I’m so glad that Lisa reached out to Bookish Devices regarding her books Love Built to Last and Love to Believe. If she hadn’t I don’t know if I ever would have discovered her Fireflies series. And I’m in LOVE!

If you’ve read and enjoyed Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series or Emily March’s Eternity Springs series, I think you’ll be quite happy with Ms. Claro’s Fireflies series. I hope you’ll take the time after reading her Ten Questions interview to pick up and read the first two books in the series. The Kindle editions of Love Built to Last and Love to Believe are currently available for $.99 each at Amazon. Look for book three, Love to Win, due to release this summer.

Ten Questions vol. 2 #18 Lisa Ricard Claro

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?
Lisa Ricard Claro: Serendipity! It’s full of magic, and I love how it flows off the tongue.

BD: What is your least favorite word?
LRC: ‘Crotch’ is tied with ‘phlegm.’ I’m laughing as I write this. I have no idea why these words bug me.

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
LRC: Too many to name. Some would be: the ocean, the mountains, nature in general, music, good books, great quotes, genuine kindness, and true love in all its forms.

BD: What turns you off?
LRC: Again, too many to name. Some are: arrogance, self-righteousness, meanness, unfairness, lack of integrity.

BD: What sound or noise do you love?
LRC: My husband’s voice, his laugh. My kids’, too, though they’re all grown now. There’s also nothing like the sea or birdsong at dawn.

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?
LRC: People yelling at their kids or each other. Oh, and traffic!

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?
LRC: It’s a tossup. Janet Evanovich or Kristan Higgins are probably ridiculous fun to party with, and both could offer great advice on writing a successful series. But it would be cool to pass the time with Mark Twain or Ray Bradbury, too.

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
LRC: Wonder Woman, of course. Unless I can be Batman.

BD: What profession would you not like to do?
LRC: Anything involving poop cleanup.

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
LRC: I’d like to say steak and lobster because that’s kind of classy, but the truth is I’d probably go for pizza, a bag of potato chips, and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet ice cream. Oh, and a bottle of chardonnay or sweet red. Either or. Doesn’t have to be pricey. Barefoot wine is fine with me. I’m an easy date. 🙂

Bonus Questions:

BD: What is your favorite curse word?
LRC: I don’t swear a lot, but when a curse does fly out of my mouth, it’s usually the F-bomb. Go big or home, right?

BD: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only bring one book, which would you bring?
LRC: I’d have to go with the obvious choice here: ‘A Dummie’s Guide to Getting Off a Desert Island.’ 🙂

Lisa, thank you for joining us! It’s been a pleasure.

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