Updated: Apr 2
Hello visionaries! So good to see you all! I hope you're doing well! I have had the great honor of interviewing the fantabulous, amazing, gorgeous Marisa Phillips! (Let's never mind the fact that we live in the same house...okay, you found me out she's my younger sister. But I'm not biased.)
So, as I was saying, I got to interview her this week! Not hard since we live right next door to each other (meaning her room is the one right down the hall ;) ) But anyway, enjoy the interview where I ramble less!
Oh, except I forgot to mention that this is in honor of her debut release! I'm part of her Emotional Commotion blog tour! Stay tuned at the end of the post for more details!
Hello Marisa! I am so very excited to interview you! So happy to have you on Writers’ Vision today!
Hi Kayti, I’m glad to be here. (Remind me why we’re doing a written interview when we live in the same house?)
(Because it’s easier than videoing it??? *Shrugs*)
First, tell us a little about you!
My name is Marisa Phillips, I’m a teen author I’m the sixth out of seven kids. I love to hike, bake, play the dulcimer, play with my dog, Ruger, tease my sisters, and write! Basically, if it’s fun I am totally in…lol….
What inspired you to start writing?
My Dad, he told me I should write stories about my pet rabbit, Jen…lol…then he told my sisters and I, we should all write and we did!
You’re debut book Emotional Commotion just released, how exciting is that?
I’m speechless and if I could jump up and down on my head I would…lol…but it’s a bunk bed so that might not be the best idea…haha…
What is the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever been given, one that has stuck with you?
Probably, to pull things from nature. My dad, and mom, have always encouraged me to look at the world around me, study what God has made, and go from there.
You have a blog with your sisters, (*ahem* me and Jaiden) can you tell us a bit about that?
Well, we share a lot of encouraging and hopefully inspiring posts, as well as writing tips and tricks, books to read, movies to watch, art, and our current projects. It’s like our home base, our hub where we let everyone know what’s going on. (Which you know…because you manage it *raises an eyebrow at this question*)
(*coughs* For the readers…obviously…*shakes head*)
And do you have any advice for new authors, or authors just looking for good advice?
You have to know what advice to take and what to leave laying on the table so to speak. If you take every piece of advice you are ever given your book will a.) not be your style anymore and b.) you’ll probably go insane trying to follow all the advice because people contradict each other all the time…lol…so know when to hold it and know when to walk away and know when to run….(Does anyone know that song? Lol…)
What can we expect from you in the future?
You’ll be seeing, hopefully, many more books…at least that’s what I tell myself…if I can get my scattered brain to focus on one project for more than ten chapters…lol…
And lastly, being your *cough* amazing *cough* older sister, I know you’re dyslexic, could you tell us a bit about why you pursued writing, even though it is extremely hard for you?
Because I love a good challenge…literally, I love doing things that challenge me, even though they also frustrate me. But I like pushing past my limits and doing things I don’t think I can do!
Thank you so much for joining me today, Marisa! It’s been such a pleasure to interview you, via written interview even though we’re sitting right beside each other…lol...
Haha, thanks for interviewing me, Kayti!
Wasn't that a great interview? I really enjoyed that! Okay, so here's some info for you guys!
Emotional Commotion releases as a paperback tomorrow! And it's very tiny and very cute! Here are the links to order and to but on your endless TBR stack on Goodreads!
Goodreads Book Link: Emotional Commotion by Marisa Phillips | Goodreads
About the Author:
Marisa Philips is a teen author, saved by the grace of God! She was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. She is the sixth child out of seven and has been homeschooled her whole life. She likes to write fast-paced stories that catch the attention of all and that will hopefully inspire them in a wonderful way.
She enjoys hiking, writing, reading a good fast-paced book, baking, daydreaming, teasing her sisters, and playing with her dog, Ruger.
Goodreads Author Profile: Marisa Phillips (Author of Unfortunate Events) | Goodreads
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Sisters Three - Blog Tour Launch Announcement
Kylie Beevers - Spotlight and Author Interview
Tuesday, Oct. 25th
The Introspective Introvert -Author Interview, Story Quote, and Spotlight
Writers’ Vision - Spotlight
Wednesday, Oct. 26th
Saraina Whitney - Interview and Story Quote
Issabelle Perry - Author Interview
Lorelei Angelino - Story Quote, Spotlight, Review
M. C. Kennedy - Spotlight
Vanessa Hall - Spotlight and Story Quote
Thursday, Oct. 27th
Kristina Hall - Review and Story Quote
Joy C. Woodbury - Review
The Rainy Day Writer - Review
Writers’ Vision - Interview
Friday, Oct 28th
Saraina Whitney - Review
Old Fashioned Book Love - Review and Spotlight
Vanessa Hall - Review
Sisters Three - End of Tour Post
And that's a wrap! I hope you folks have a lovely day! What did you think of the interview? Isn't Marisa great? What was your favorite answer? Let me know in the comments! Can't wait to hear from you all!