Thursday, October 31, 2019

Straight Chatting from the Library: Lisa M. Zajkowski

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If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?

Myself. I actually have done this and it’s very cathartic.

If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?

Without a doubt, I would have a Unicorn that could fly!

How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?

I really don’t compare myself to anyone, I just do me. I don’t want to go down that rabbit hole of comparing because we all have something special to add and that something special is the uniqueness of self.

What are the best and worst pieces of writing advice you ever received?

The best would be write, write, and write and the worst... I don’t believe I received the worst because I try to be objective with what is given to me.

Are the experiences in this book based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Some of them are based on both. I feel it’s almost impossible to not have the life of the author intertwined into the book somewhere. The creative mind is an extension of self as is the thoughts on the page. That being said, it’s definitely not a journal nor a minute representation of my life.


When skeptic Marvin meets artistic Natalie in a coffee shop on a cold October morning, the two fall fast in love, but nothing is ever as easy as it feels.

Natalie believes that a divine something is guiding her life for her greater good, and it seems to be true. She lands her dream job and she and Marvin marry at a beachside castle. However, the ease and flow of their lives start to change. At the same time that Natalie becomes pregnant, Marvin experiences strange symptoms and visits his doctor.

When faced with a diagnosis that changes everything and odd dreams of the child that hasn’t yet been born, will Marvin let go of his skepticism or will he miss out on a lifetime with his loving family?


Marvin heads into his oversized master bath to start the shower. He is sensitive when it comes to nature, so he has a top of the line water purification system that allows him to use the ocean water in his home. It siphons water from the ocean, removes the salt and impurities, and leaves him with the smoothest, cleanest water in town. He is hopeful that the city will one day take advantage of such a resourceful product, but he isn’t surprised that they haven’t. The water is silky and hot as it rains down on his body. His showerhead is automated with voice command, so he can tell it if he wants jet stream, raindrops, massage or pulsating. Marvin’s home may be more modest than most in the area, but he never held back on the luxuries of things he liked. He turns the steam feature on as he shuts the water off and grabs his towel. He loves standing in the steam, with it smelling the way only steam in a clean shower can smell. He has always been very in touch with his senses and felt them all deeply: touch, taste, smell, hearing, vision, and the unspoken sixth sense. He is unconsciously aware of his intuition because his analytical mind has yet to bring it forth; however, it will happen when the timing is right. He steps out of his steamy fortress, his hair awry, and drapes his towel over the shower door. As he steps in front of the mirror, admiring his sculpted body, he wonders if Talie might be up, if she was even awake.


Lisa M. Zajkowski has an exhilaration for life while exploring all areas from the ethereal to the ordinary, and she appreciates learning something from every aspect. Her main theme in life is fun, as she indulges in laughter and looks for the positive in every situation. She also thrives on pushing the boundaries of the body while enduring in the sport of Triathlon, having completed a Half Ironman. However, it’s her first love of running that brings her an immense sense of liberation and connectedness with the beauty of the world. Lisa loves connecting with people, and being a massage therapist allows her to do this as she enjoys helping people facilitate healing within their innate body systems. She is comforted in the softer side of life while cuddling with her dogs and cat, and desires to own a horse ranch. Lisa revels in the freedom of being fluid in her writing, taking pleasure in all genres of authoring. She is currently working on Drama, Sci-Fi, and Horror novels.


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  2. I’ve enjoyed following the tour for Soul Reader and reading all of the great posts along the way. I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing it as well. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. This sounds like a very interesting book

  4. Are any of the characters based on real people? Congrats on the release.