Lisa Shambrook
Lisa Shambrook

Contemporary and fantasy fiction, short stories
Lisa began weaving intricate stories inside her imagination from a young age, but these days her words find themselves bursting forth as flash fiction, short stories and novels.  As a sensory writer, Lisa delves into sensitive subject matters that will lift your spirit and steal your heart.

She was born and raised in vibrant Brighton, England, and living by the ocean heavily influenced her lyrical and emotional writing. She works with the senses, description and colour, and her readers will easily visualise the narrative. A wife and mother, Lisa draws inspiration from family life, faith, memory and imagination. Since having her first of three children, Lisa has lived in Carmarthen, West Wales, another town rich in legend and lore.

Lisa loves family time, walking the family's excitable German Shepherd, beaches, photography, art and last, but not least, writing. She says, “There’s nothing better than losing yourself inside your imagination!”

Lisa is also highly creative and owns an Etsy shop, Amaranth Alchemy, where she breathes new life into old pages and creates bookpage gifts and art from old, worn, torn and abandoned books. 

Lisa’s debut novel, Beneath the Rainbow, its sequel, Beneath the Old Oak, and the final Hope Within novel, Beneath the Distant Star, are all available in paperback and eBook at Amazon.

She recently released a Post-Apocalyptic collection of connected stories with an amazing group of authors called Human 76. She is also releasing a short story collection, A Symphony of Dragons, in spring which will connect her Hope Within books and her forthcoming Seren Stone Chronicles. She is currently writing The Seren Stone Chronicles: ‘Centuries beyond post-apocalyptic, the landscape of Wales has turned into a whole new country – and the rumble of dragons has returned…’

Rainbow  oak  Distant Star       human

Questions for Lisa

1.Are you working on another book?
    Last year I released a Post-Apocalyptic collection of connected stories with an amazing group of authors called ‘Human 76’ and in spring, this year, I released ‘A Symphony of Dragons’ a collection of my own short stories which connect my Hope Within books and my new chronicles, and follow the theme of dragons… I am currently writing my new series ‘The Seren Stone Chronicles’.

2. What is your preferred genre?
    I adore fantasy and it excites me to be writing in this genre now.

3.What do you love most about writing in your genre?
    Dragons have always been a love of mine, so writing about them is great fun!

4.What is your writing style?
    My writing is very lyrical and emotionally connective, you’ll be right there inside the pages…

5. What gives you inspiration for your books?
    Nature gives me huge inspiration and the seasons create magic in my imagination.

6.Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite?
    My favourite character is a dragon I’m writing right now, I want to fly with him, and you’ll have to wait to meet him!

7. What character in your book are you least likely to get along with?
    I think I’d get on with most of my characters, but Jasmine in ‘Beneath the Distant Star’ would make it tough to get close to her.

8.What is the biggest surprise that you experienced by becoming a writer?
    The biggest surprise is how much people love my words, it’s very humbling as authors are generally low in self-confidence! When people tell you how much your book affected them, it inspires you to write more and gives you a responsibility to do your very best.

9.What has been the best compliment?
    The biggest compliment has been having my writing likened to Virginia Woolf and Mitch Albom.

10.Tell us a little about your plans for the future?
    My future plans are completing ‘The Seren Stone Chronicles’ which I am loving writing. This is Wales far, far into the future: ‘Centuries beyond post-apocalyptic, the landscape of Wales has turned into a whole new country…and the rumble of dragons has returned…’