18 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 14 Lisa Pires

Wow, Day 14, you know what that means? After today there is only 4 more days left in the 18 Days of Christmas Giveaways! But, we won't dwell on that because Lisa Pires has 10 Bookish Confession for us! She's also sharing the cover and blurb to her novel, The Portrait!

The Giveaway Today is:
An Ecopy of The Portrait
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Now, on with the show!

Ten Book Confessions by Lisa Pires


1.          Hello, I am L.V. Pires and I am a book hoarder.  Yes, I freely admit it.  I have hundreds of books stashed all over my house including the kitchen, bathroom, beneath my pillow, and let’s not even start with my e-reader.

2.          Book hoarding was passed down to me from my mother who was an eclectic collector of virtually every genre.  She helped me understand the importance of reading.

3.          A love for reading also came from a long family line of readers and writers.  My uncle and great uncle are writers.  John Stanley wrote and illustrated for the Little Lulu series for fourteen years and Thomas Stanley wrote several New York Times best selling financial books.

4.          When I’m not reading, I’m obsessed with watching good film and television.  I’ve just finished watching the last episode of “Breaking Bad” and can honestly say it’s one of the best shows out there.

5.          While endlessly watching episodes of “Breaking Bad”, my 14-year-old, mixed breed mutt seems to find it socially acceptable to gnaw on one of my stashed books, consuming at least one book daily.   

6.          Losing a novel to the gnashing teeth of a canine is like losing a new friend who I had hoped would stay longer or at least for one more cup of coffee.

7.          Coffee is a necessity in most writers’ lives.  I am on the high-octane program with between two to three cups of Starbucks dark roast per day, consumed while typing out my maddening thoughts, mostly made madder by canines that chew up perfectly good books.

8.          There was a time in my life when I didn’t turn to books for comfort.  That was when I was writing my debut novel coming out this Spring 2014, about a teenage boy who accidentally becomes a psychopath.  It’s dark, like me, and disturbing, but funny, somewhat like me.

9.          There was nothing funny about how I wrote this novel.  I wrote the entire manuscript while lying on the couch nursing my newborn daughter.

10.     I may have accidentally infused my daughter with a love for reading as well.  She’s two now and stores all her books under her bed.  God love her!


Karen is a young and semi-talented art  student attending her first summer at overnight camp for talented youth. Her first day at school seems to be going well, especially when she meets her roommate, Cypress Myers, a unique portrait artist. But, as Karen gets to know Cypress, she realizes there is something strange about her roommate. Her roommates talent for drawing may be inspires by a certain innate mystical ability with deadly results...


Here's a little more on Lisa Pires, and for even more information, click on the links below!

Lisa Veronica Pires (pronounced Pier-ez) is a MFA candidate with Spalding University specializing in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

A former teacher, Lisa graduated from Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, with a Master’s in Education and prior to that a BA in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.

She’s published with Gypsy Shadow, named a finalist in the Saturday’s Child Press Fiction Writing Contest in 2013, and awarded an Eileen Spinelli Scholarship in 2011. Her upcoming novel, Oliver Conroy and His Repossessed Soul, was recently accepted for publication with Crescent Moon Press.  She’s a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators), AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs), and the MWA (Maryland Writers’ Association).

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