A Conversation with Lisa T. Bergren

Today, the INSPY Awards warmly welcomes author, Lisa T. Bergren. Her novel, Remnants: Season of Glory (Blink) is on the 2017 shortlist in the Speculative Fiction category. Please join us in welcoming Lisa.

Lisa shares with us which of her characters she’s like to be for a day, previews her next series, shares about her TBR – plus more!


In the third and final volume of the Remnants series—Seasons of Glory—the power of the Remnants and their people are growing, threatening Pacifica’s careful plans for domination. Among the Trading Union, village after village, outpost after outpost, and city after city are drawn to people of the Way, and agree to stand against those who hunt them. But Pacifica intends to ferret out and annihilate the Remnants—as well as everyone who hasn’t sworn allegiance to the empire—setting the stage for an epic showdown that will change the course of a world on the brink … forever. – Goodreads


INSPYs: If you had to walk one day in the life of one of your characters, who would it be and why? Andriana—because I always want to be in my heroine’s shoes! And her special gift is as an empath—so she can feel what everyone else is feeling. It would be cool—because wouldn’t you understand everyone around you so much better??—and it’d be bad—because that’s a lot of emotion to deal with. The second reason is that she gets to be a part of a group who are stronger together and fighting evil as a body—that fellowship would be incredibly awesome. And well, the last reason I wouldn’t mind walking in Andriana’s shoes is her knight, Ronan. Because, oh my. He’s a true hero and I wouldn’t mind just admiring him for a day.

Can you tell us what’s next for you? I’m working on a 1770s trilogy, The Sugar Baron’s Daughters. It’s set in the West Indies/Caribbean and I’m loving it! The first title is called KETURAH, and will release Spring 2018 with Bethany.

  1. What are you watching?The Bachelorette (I know, I know—but I watch it with my young adult daughters—guilty pleasure!); House Hunters International; Next Food Network Star; Indian Summer
  2. What are you reading or what’s on your nightstand? Research books for Sugar Baron’s Daughters!
Faceoff Questions:
  1. Print or Ebook? Neither for fiction. Audio! For research, print (see pic above).
  2. Cake or Pie? Mmmm…pie. A la mode.
  3. Call or Text? Text. Introverts hate being on the phone!


Lisa T. Bergren is the author of over forty books, with a combined count of nearly three million copies sold.  She has written bestselling children’s books, award-wining YA (River of Time Series: Waterfall), popular historical fiction, contemporary fiction, women’s nonfiction, and gift books.  She is a writer residing in Colorado Springs, CO, with her husband and three children.  You can find out more about Lisa at LisaBergren.com.

Thanks so much for joining us on the INSPYs blog today, Lisa. It was a pleasure to host you and spotlight, Remnants: Season of Glory.