We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Shultz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I am inspired by nature. I gain clarity in my mind after a walk outside, particularly in the mountains. When I step away from my computer, I ground and balance myself. I am then able to return to creating content for books or promotion refreshed. I am also inspired by artists of all kinds. When I see art in any form, I feel better about the world. Creative people help make the world a better place in which to live.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I adore books. I am addicted to reading, and I love to write books! I have only been writing books for the last ten years. It was not my original career. I tried on many hats and juggled many balls for a long time. When I finally began to focus on writing, it felt good to dedicate myself to one thing instead of multi-tasking and spreading myself thin. With each book I write, I want to make a difference in the world. I desire to share my knowledge and research to guide others to make good decisions and discover resources to assist them in tackling hard things. I also recently began working for The Villager Newspaper, which serves south metro Denver. I am a columnist writing book reviews and showcasing Denver’s museums, arts and cultural scene. It is fun to write about all the things I enjoy!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Denver so much that I wrote an entire book about it called Essential Denver. I am a big fan of public art and museums. So I would take a visitor to see the many amazing sculptures in the vicinity of the Denver Art Museum and Central Library as well as the Capitol. The murals on Larimer Street are incredible, and there are plenty of eating and drinking establishments on that street. Larimer Square would be a must-see too. A walk around City Park would be a favorite “to-do” destination. But there is so much more! As I rediscovered and wrote about my beloved hometown in Essential Denver, I hope to spark more interest in landmarks, treasures, and history of Denver to ensure the city’s future is strong and vital. Let’s explore!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have friends who cheer me on with each new book I write. Those dear friends bolster me when I doubt myself or feel deflated from disappointments. I am grateful for my supportive friends!
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