Monday, February 28, 2011

Writers Movement Guest Blog Appearance: Lisa Rusczyk

About Lisa:

Who the heck am I? My name is Lisa Rusczyk Hazard and I’m a writer and freelancer. I publish books under the name Lisa Rusczyk. I like to write in a variety of genres and try different things out each time I write a book. My latest novel , Chasing the Dark , published by Passionate Writer Publishing, was quite experimental for me.

I wrote the book in a week of furious typing. Most of my books take at least a year to write. The first draft was a mess. Over the years, I’d pick it up and fix stuff, and finally felt like it was ready to be published last summer. I wrote it in 2003. My editor did a wonderful job of fixing it up even more.

The thing I’m most excited about these days is my cat, Spooky. I have six cats, and one boy and one girl are not “fixed,” on purpose. Spooky, the girl with the long, soft tortie fur and the big green eyes who charms every person and cat in the world, is newly pregnant. Could our boy Osho be the dad?

Cats really do fall in love. Osho follows Spooky around wherever she goes. They sleep together. They prowl the yard together. If another boy cat comes near Spooky, Osho gets between them and howls. He is so madly in love with her – it’s adorable. When she walks in a room he’s snoozing in during a rare time they aren’t already together, his eyes light up, he jumps off the couch or bed, and runs to her, rubbing his face all along her cheeks and side.

Here’s to hoping one of the many suitors who came calling for Spooky isn’t the dad. I can’t wait to have kittens in the house! It will be great fun. And if you live near North Alabama, you can have one of these adorable kittens! They are destined to be epic.

About Chasing the Dark:

Melanie’s a budding artist always looking for the next high. She finds it one night when Sora and Josh take her on an ambulance-chasing ride. They watch a gruesome scene as the bodies are removed from the wreckage. Melanie doesn’t know why, but she is both attracted to this new pursuit and afraid of where it will take her.

The chasing brings Melanie closer to the mysterious Sora, his secret past, and the darker things that happen in the city at night. Along the way Melanie must face her own demons while escaping the drug dealing business.

Join Melanie and her friends Shara, Manny, Max, Sora and Josh as they confront and chase away their own personal demons.

About Unloved:

Bullying was once considered a harmless rite of passage. Some were either bullied in school or they were the bully. What was once considered an acceptable practice has now been drawn into the limelight by the national attention of highly publicized suicides due to bullying.

Bullying can take on different forms. Bullying is not just a physical act but can also be an emotional, written, or verbal act as well. Bullying can take place in the workplace, school, online, and even while we are traveling in our vehicles on the road. Bullying is a form of abuse that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and civilized nations across the globe.

When bullying goes too far, the end result is sometimes suicide. Suicide should never become an option. One life lost to this senseless way, is one too many!

Seven authors (Jo Davis, HD Hatcher, Omegia Keeys, Autumn Prince, Lisa Rusczyk, KJ Thompson, and Vogue) have joined forces to send one message. That message is, “You are not Unloved!” Unloved is an anthology dedicated to those who have been the victim of bullying, or know someone who has been bullied.

All proceeds from Unloved will go to charities in support of Bully Prevention and/or Suicide Prevention.

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