RI Authors Showcase – Meet Lisa Jacob

Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Lisa Jacob

Farms and Magic and War, oh my.

Lisa Jacob also writes under the pen names L.A. Jacob, Jake Logan, and Maxwell Thomas. She has written a total of eleven novels, and many short stories that are available to download for just 99 cents through her publisher’s website, https://waterdragonpublishing.com/. When Lisa first began writing, she was, in her own words, “too scared to use my real name, which is why Jake Logan exists.” Jake Logan wrote Homecoming (link here https://tinyurl.com/2d5vnxkp), which is an urban fantasy about a mage that returns home from Afghanistan and how he has to deal with not using magic at home.

Eventually she felt braver and chose to use her initials (L.A.). Her characters are mostly male, and she didn’t want people to think that because she’s female, she couldn’t write a good male character! So, she compromised and wrote about a young gay wizard named Grimaulkin, which started the series. https://tinyurl.com/ty3epbcv

Feeling braver still, after six years, Lisa finally pulled out all the stops and used her real name. Two books have been published under that name. Real Magic for Writers https://tinyurl.com/55ummkv5 is how to use spell work to help you with your writing.

Her most recent novel, Carnival Farm https://paperangelpress.com/carnival-farm/, is about a veterinarian who strives to save the neglected animals of a carnival petting zoo.

Lisa will give away one of the books shown above (winner’s choice). She will deliver to you either a signed paperback copy or the digital version, which ever you choose. Audiobooks are available for the Grimaulkin series and Homecoming. Books written under her pen name of Maxwell Thomas are also available as trade paperbacks, electronic, and audiobooks.

To be eligible for this giveaway, just leave a comment below and/or answer this question: What is your chosen magical power?

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

24 thoughts on “RI Authors Showcase – Meet Lisa Jacob

  1. I love the story of your emergence as a writer, and your taking courageous baby steps forward. I would like to have the power to bring permanent Peace to our world and to reverse the damage of climate change.

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  2. Wow, 11 novels! Do you ever sleep? That’s really impressive. As far as my superpower, sometimes I wish I could freeze time for just a bit, so I can get some stuff done like writing more. Do you remember Samantha from Bewitched? She could stop time with just a wiggle of her nose.

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  3. What a fun idea to create a book to help fantasy authors write about spells and such! Sometimes, in any kind of writing, your brain is just running out of steam, and a guidebook is just what an author needs to prod the mind out of the current conundrum’s creativity rut. Talk about thinking outside of the box … !

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  4. Ms Jacobs sounds like such a fascinating and becoming person! I admire those who can see magic in the world around them. Me, I have no magical powers at all, I am as mundane and common as they come, “muggle” to the core. However, I make the most of the gifts God has given me whenever I am called to use them.

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    1. I agree. Ms. Jacobs shows clearly here that she has great gifts in many realms, writing and otherwise! Part of her magic is figuring out a way to work around the cultural obstacles that rose before her, from within and without. Overcoming obstacles, regardless of their origin, takes courage and determination and grit.

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  5. I would love the power to read peoples minds, especially if someone didn’t have good intentions for anyone of my family , or just to know if they were planing anything bad to hurt others. Very nice to meet you Lisa Jacob, your books sound like great reads! You all have a great rest of the week and stay safe.

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  6. Fun question! I would love to be able to teleport. Not very magical and more superhero, but I think it would be cool!
    Glad that you are brave now and writing in your name! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your books.

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  7. I’m so intrigued by your writing journey, Lisa! Thank you for sharing. The magical power I’d most like would be the ability to get into the writing flow quickly and easily and write close to a final draft the first time around.

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  8. Lisa, I have seen you at some ARIA book signing events in the past, but we never really had a conversation…shame on me. Your books sound intriguing and I would love to read one or more. Let me work some of my magic and see if we can climb the best-seller list together!!

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  9. I would choose being able to clean my home with magic. This would leave me more time for my hobbies (like reading). I would love to win a signed copy of Carnival Home.

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