Monday, August 12, 2013

Lisa Kessler's writing cave

HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, releases August 27th! 
To help gear up for the big day a whole crew of author friends will be stopping by all month sharing photos of their writing caves where they create those books we just can't wait to read. And I'll be posting excerpts from the first two HELLSBANE stories as well as EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks of the up and coming, HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE book. 

Don't forget to enter the pre-release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the the first two Hellsbane books and the prequel!

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler, author of the hot new Moonlight series has stopped by today to share a tiny glimpse at her writing cave. But she's doing things a little different and giving us a view through her eyes!

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
― Albert Einstein

First off, let me point out that my desk does not overlook a garden, in fact the window in the office is almost behind my desk. I stare right into the corner. It's the only way I stay focused... :)

So let's start with what I see when I look up from my computer screen... (Pic 1) This is my confidence wall... LOL This pic only shows part of the wall, but you get the idea. Every certificate that any of my books have won are hanging right where I can see them, along with a Marilyn Monroe plaque that reads: 

"Keep trying,
Hold on,
Because if you don't, then who will?"

Can you tell I'm a harsh critic when I write? LOL But when I have a tough scene or a harsh review, and I feel myself about to wallow in the "I'm not good enough" pond, I glance at all the evidence on my wall that reminds me I can write, and I get back to work... :)

Next up is my huge signed movie poser over my computer. (Pic 2) It's from my favorite movie, ROCKY, and the tagline has been my mantra with publishing! LOL  "His whole life was a million-to-one shot..."

I love Rocky because it's one of those rare movies that actually shows the hero not winning the championship. The message is really you don't have to win to be the champion, you just have to work hard and go the distance. You've gotta have lots of heart and desire. So when I'm feeling uninspired, I glance up at Rocky and remember to go the distance... 

And finally here is my computer. (pic 3) my phone couldn't handle the mess under the screen I guess since it looks like it blocked it out for your protection! LOL Trust me, there are post-its and stacks of papers and empty gum wrappers. It's super embarrassing, but it is what it is! LOL  

In my defense, studies now show that a messy desk can lead to clearer thinking! 

Anyway, big thanks to Paige for the invite to visit her blog... And... I'm sorry about the mess.... Sort of! LOL

Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

I don't know anyone who hasn't read one of Lisa's books, but if you're one of those rare people, or you haven't read her latest, you're in for a treat!


     Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf’s biggest challenge is keeping his kin’s true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.
     Lana Turpin doesn’t realize she’s a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she’s being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back–even though she’s never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.
     It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.

Wow, right? Yeah. So go buy a copy!
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Learn more about Lisa Kessler and her other great books at her website:

And don't forget to enter the  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE Pre-Release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, a $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the whole HELLSBANE series so far!!


  1. Hey Lisa! I love your Einstein quote. Your pics hint at order with an edge of chaos --- perfect for a prolific paranormal writer.

    Just wanted to drop by! Excellent, *ahem* cover view!
    Gina :-D

    1. Thanks for stopping by Gina!!! :)

      It's a really large edge of chaos... In fact I may have dived off the cliff... But about once or twice a year I clear it all off and start over... Scary! LOL

      Lisa :)