Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ten Questions with Lisa Umina

Lisa Umina’s cute and cuddly character, Milo has accompanied her around the globe as she has shared her mission through humor, live entertainment and faith. The Milo book series gives children a compelling message that children can talk to God anytime, anywhere…about anything.
Lisa Umina is the owner of Halo Publishing International. She not only publishes books but also enjoys a successful career as an award-winning author, motivational speaker and literary consultant. Lisa’s publishing company continues to flourish by strengthening the movement of words across the international borders in order to benefit cultures and society as a whole. She has been interviewed by countless newspapers, radio and television shows, and has traveled the world to teach children about their purpose and important life lessons inside her books.

Hi, Lisa.  Could you describe your desk/workspace?

I am surrounded by positive books and my favorite pen.

Do you have a favorite quote?

How you do anything is how you do everything.

What are you currently reading?

A Little Faith by Mitch Albom

What is the best advice you've ever received?

Believe in yourself and not be scared to take risks.

What are your top three favorite books and why?

For One More Day, this book reminds us how important our mothers are in our lives and not to take them for granted.    

The Shack, the book was a tear jerker throughout.  I love how the author showed the humanization of God, where man meets God and they have a relationship.

The Last Lecture, I loved this story because it reminded me to have faith under all circumstances.

What was your favorite book as a child and why?

Green Eggs and Ham.  I love books that rhythm I would use my different voices when reading aloud to my parents.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

My most interesting quirk is I write in odd places.  I am not the sit down and write at a desk kind of gal.

Do you write full-time or part-time?


What are your current marketing strategies for the Milo books?

I am expanding the Milo series into bilingual books to be scheduled to release in Mexico May 2011

What would be the best way for readers to contact you? 

You can find out more about Lisa Umina’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at  There will be reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Lisa Umina and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions. Lisa Umina will be checking in throughout the tour.
In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at The hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with Lisa Umina about her Milo book series, writing, the publishing industry and experiences with virtual tours. Lisa will also be sharing writing tips, and trials and tribulations of the writer’s life.
The show will be live May 30, 2011 at (12pm Central, , and ). You can tune in at the World of Ink Network site at You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you cannot make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)


Joylene Butler said...

Very enjoyable interview, Susanne. Thank you. Lisa is a true inspiration.

Virginia S Grenier said...

Wanted to say what a great interview and thanks for hosting Lisa Umina.

Glad to see blogger is back up too.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Milo is cute. Congratulations, Lisa. I enjoyed reading about your and Milo.
Great interview, Susanne.

(I'm glad to know it was Blogger and not my computer acting up yesterday.)


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