Memoirs are more than one person’s testimony of their own lives; they give the reader another perspective about events and choices that the reader may have also experienced. Memoirs can be an alternate reflection of not only the author’s life, but the reader’s as well. Illinois native Lisa Orban does just this in her gripping and humorous series of memoirs. Her books, It’ll Feel Better When It Quits Hurting and Wine Comes In Six Packs, have received rave reviews from readers.
“Many years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called “Jerry Springer: the Home Game”. The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, with the story to support our claim, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won. I was the reigning champion.”
Why should people read your book?
“Well, I am an Indie author. I write memoirs, they are dark, funny, tragic and hilarious. If you don’t feel better about your own life and your own choices after reading about my misadventures in living, I’d be surprised. I am the reigning champion of “Jerry Springer, the Home Game” after all.
Also… I’m pretty funny.”
When did you first know you would become a published author?
“I’ve always been a storyteller. But about five years ago, after a great deal of urging from my friends I finally sat down and wrote my first book, It’ll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting.”
Are there any challenges you have overcome?
“Does my life in general count?”
Do you have a favorite writer?
“That’s a very unfair question to ask, that’s like asking a mother which of her children is her favorite. I love to read, and who I read depends largely on how I feel when I start the book. I love books so much, I turned my dining room into an honest library with over 5000 books nestled on the shelves that I built to hold them all.”
What advice would you give to an author just starting out?
“It’s not easy. In fact becoming a paid writer may be one of the hardest things that you’ll ever undertake and it is not for the faint of heart. It’s mostly about long hours, hemorrhaging money, sprinkles of insanity, and bouts of rejection. But, that being said, if you feel that you have a story in you that has to be told, then tell it. You may never get the recognition you deserve, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth the effort.”
“If you want to become a recognized writer, my suggestion is to first become fabulously wealthy in some other field, then spend yourself broke getting noticed so that you can eventually become a moderately successful writer.
Other than that… I’m still figuring it out as I go as I cross my fingers and hope for the best.”
You can also find all her books on Amazon.
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— Lisa Orban (@LisaOrbanAuthor) January 18, 2017
— 📖 cHaOsPiRaTiOnS 🔥 (@chaospirations1) April 4, 2017
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