When she was thirteen she knew what she wanted to be: a mother and a writer! Lisa says she went on a detour a number of times but the Lord generously allowed both of her dreams to happen.
Lisa M. Prysock is the author of "To Find a Duchess," a Regency Inspirational Romance and two more Christian Historical Romance books with Kentucky settings in the Victorian Era, "Hannah's Garden: a Turn of the Century Love Story," and "Abigail's Melody," Volume 1 and 2 in a series titled "The Victorian Christian Heritage Series." She is also the author of 'The Lydia Collection,' which includes "The Redemption of Lady Georgiana," (a Regency Romance based on the Book of Ruth) "Protecting Miss Jenna," (an Antebellum Era Romance adventure) and "Persecution & Providence" (a Jane Austen-ish mail order bride story with an 1870's setting). She also wrote a devotional, "Arise Princess Warrior," which may be used as Bible Study materials on the topic of 'Arise,' and recently published "The Shoemaker," a Regency Christmas Romance. Each of her books have a theme such as suffering, the depths of God's love for us, mercy, overcoming, discovering purpose, and more. Most of her books shine a spotlight on influential evangelicals in history such as Booth, Chapman, Moody, Charles Wesley, Spurgeon, Fanny Crosby, and more.
"I don't know how it happens but most of my books end up in beautiful England at some point and two start out in gorgeous, rolling Kentucky... and one starts out in England and ends up in Kentucky..."
Kentucky inspires her writing and is home. She is happily married to her husband of almost 20 years and homeschools two of their five children. She has a son in college and two stepdaughters, grown. Lisa grew up in the Ohio Valley and also spent her early childhood years in Minnesota on a farm. "Yes, there were chickens, a cow named Daisy, horses, a huge vegetable garden, fishing, a tree house, and snowmobiles!"
Lisa remembers writing her very first book in kindergarten in Wisconsin, with help from the teacher and a stapler. "It was a book about 'Curious George.' I couldn't spell yet but the teacher wrote words beneath my illustrations for what I wanted to say on each page." She has been writing ever since. She won a prize for a short story in 8th grade and remembers buying a manual typewriter with her first ever babysitting earnings.
A few of her favorite books include the "Little House on the Prairie" series, the "Anne of Green Gables" collection, the Jane Austen collection, C.S. Lewis books, "Heidi," "Christy," "Jane Eyre," and "Little Women." She loves writing family oriented, classic style literature: a little less conversation and a lot more detail and background. She also loves sharing her faith in Christ with her readers. She believes people need and want to know how wonderful He is and attributes her dream of writing coming true entirely to Him.
She gives a portion of the proceeds of her books each month to missionaries and evangelists to further the gospel. For more information about Lisa and to find out when her next book will launch, enter book giveaways, and find more reader resources, she can be found at: www.LisaPrysock.com