Lisa is the author of the poetry collections Nothing is Forgotten, When Words Start To Sing and The Elemental, part I of The Fire Trilogy. The Elemental is her first full-length novel. She has a background in social services and music, but writing has always been a part of her daily life. One night she dreamed the outlines of The Elemental and took it as a sign from the Universe to pursue a career in writing.
She grew up in a small town in the Netherlands where her parents always taught her to think outside the box. She has a degree in social studies and joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as an adult.
Lisa loves London, according to her ‘the city where magic dwells’ and can often be found there. She still resides in the Netherlands however with her partner and their dog Miss Ginger Rogers and if you’re lucky, you may find her in her favourite coffeehouse, Barista cafe.
Lisa is also a freelance copywriter for http://www.capsloc.nl/, a music venue in The Netherlands, an editor for Folk Harp Folks, a magazine published by The Dutch Folk Harp society and she writes a weekly column for her local newspaper.
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Synopsis for The Elemental:
“Hi – my name is Catherine van Dyk. I run a private massage and coaching practice in Shoreditch, London. Nothing special you would say and you would be right. Except for the fact that something terrible is about to happen to our planet and I’m the only one that can save it, so no pressure. Am I going to succeed? At this point I cannot possibly say, but who knows. This time I might finally be able to control the elements. I have to. To save my life. To save all our lives.”
Catherine is an Elemental, which means she can control Earth, Air, Fire and Water, sort of. Her friends have their own unique gifts. In daily life, Catherine looks and acts just like any other woman, searching for answers, trying to leave her darker days behind her and perhaps finding some love on the way, but underneath the surface Catherine and her friends must try to restore balance to our world. Whether or not her new neighbour Tristan can give her that, has yet to be decided. Is Tristan who he says he is or does he have ulterior motives?
What if her past comes back to hunt her? Will she be able to keep her emotions in check or is that the very thing that went wrong in the first place? With disaster on its way and only one week to go, time is running out. For Catherine, for her friends, for all of us.
You can buy The Elemental on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00I474FW0/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1391193921
You can also find Lisa on the web at:
Now, before I leave you… here is a fantastic interview I had with Lisa Veldkamp.
Me: What is your favorite word?
Lisa: Healing. We can’t have enough of it and it has such a positive ring to it.
Me: What is your least favorite word?
Lisa: Fear. Many people say hate is the opposite of love. I say it is fear. Fear can be helpful in life or death situations, but other than that, I don’t particularly like the emotion, or the word.
Me: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Lisa: Music, especially by Placebo. They were the inspiration for my book The Elemental. Other than music, nature. I’m a big fan of nature.
Me: What turns you off?
Lisa: Stupid people. And by that I don’t mean people with a low IQ or brain damage or whatever. However, people who are blessed with a normal birth and intelligence, should be more thankful for that. I have very little patience for stupidity.
Me: What is your favorite curse word?
Me: What sound or noise do you love?
Lisa: The sound of my harp, or my husband playing the piano. Also the sounds my dog makes. Just love her.
Me: What sound or noise do you hate?
Lisa: People screaming in fear. Makes my skin crawl.
Me: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Lisa: In a different world, I would have chosen something to do with horses.
Me: What profession would you not like to do?
Lisa: Any job that involves corruption.
Me: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Lisa: “What took you so long? I need help with all this high-tea business of yours!”