Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Lisanne Valente.
Lisanne was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland but loves to travel. Her travels have taken her to many parts of the US, one of her favourite places is Alaska. She has also travelled extensively in Europe. Her genetic recipe is quite diverse and includes a teaspoon of Italian, a tablespoon of German, a tablespoon of Irish and 2 ladles of Scots!
Lisanne has always enjoyed writing and her fertile imagination helped to bring together ideas and thoughts she has had for many years. Her parents encouraged her inventive imagination. Her sister, Morag, was also a marvellous story teller and loved to tell Lisanne tales to help her sleep. She is remembered in all the books Lisanne writes but more so in the first of The Park Family Trilogy, Lauren.
Lisanne's first book, Cathedral City is a dedication to her parents, Harry and Mary Bocker who both grew up in Leith, Edinburgh. Both parents were sadly killed in an automobile accident but their memories live on through Lisanne and her family.
She is fiercely proud of her sons and daughter in law who, together with her best friend, her husband Paul, have been the encouragement and support upon which she depends.
Lisanne's brothers and their families appear as characters in one, two or even more of her books.
Despite a hectic home life, Lisanne continues to read everything she can get her hands on and manages to continue writing her books that will shortly be available in print and electronic editions.