Lisa, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where I still reside
What makes you passionate about writing?
It’s best how I can communicate. I can say things better with words than I can verbally
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
12 years because I never thought that I was good enough.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Friends because I would have NEVER thought of it on my own
What is the title of your book?
Could you give us a back cover blurb?
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) Lisa Sparrow has never felt loved or wanted. Born into a family that she never quite fit into, her childhood was spent alternating between the foster care system and various mental health institutions. How could the very people charged to protect her make her feel so worthless? How do you put the pieces of a shattered heart back together again; is it even possible? From the agony of multiple miscarriages to the pain of never feeling love from anyone, Lisa Y. Sparrow reveals the most intimate of details of her life in the hopes that someone is freed from their own prison of mental illness.
What genre does your book fall under?
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
That mental illness is truly an illness and not a death sentence and to find a good support network
What else might pique the readerâ€™s interest in your book?
That this is a very open and candid book about the life of a mentally ill woman
Where can we find your book?
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