Self-Publishing & Parenting feat. Lisa McLean (024)
In this episode, I speak to educator, dancer, mother and author, Lisa McLean, about Self-Publishing and Parenting. She outlines how she fell into her passion for writing and becoming a self-published author, how the arts have nourished her and her experience as a parent.
- Tell me a bit about your life in Jamaica?
- How old were you when you started teaching?
- Tell me about your childhood?
- How did your grandparents function for you in your childhood?
- Did you ever recognise that in being around books as a child contributed to your current passion to write?
- What were the professions of your grandparents?
- What were your next educational steps?
- What pushed you to write/create your first book?
- How did you go about publishing your first book?
- Was the portrayal of a Jamaican grandmother important to you?
- What was it like self-publishing without a marketing force behind you?
- Tell me about your second book?
- There is a workbook to the 1st book, is that considered another book or just an offshoot of book one?
- What drives you to continue writing books?
- When should we expect the release of book number 3?
- Tell us about your other creative interests and involvements?
- What are some of the qualities the arts teaches you in life?
- Tell me a bit about motherhood and being a parent?
- Tell me about some books you have read and love?
- What do you see in your future?
- You love to drink tea. What is your favourite tea flavour?
- What advice would you give to a young author?
- Were your grandparents alive when you published your first two books?
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