Author Spotlight-ish: MissRissa81

Hey lovelies!!! So this isn’t technically an author spotlight…BUT (and it’s a really big butt-like mine) this chick is the absolute BOMB and deserves some credit for all she does. She does tons and tons for the Kittyinaz beta group, is a prereader for a shit ton of us author, gives advice, is a wonderful sounding board and an amazing friend…shall I go on or do y’all get the idea?!? I mean, seriously I can go on and on and on for like ever cause she’s amazing!

She doesn’t write much-if I remember correctly she’s written a few one shots…but she’s incredibly active in the TB/SVM community.

I can’t even tell you how grateful I am that she’s in my life. And y’all should be eternally grateful as well because she’s the reason I’ve started getting back into the TB/SVM universe. :) Okay, I’ll stop rambling and just let her do the talking.


Let’s start with an introduction. I’m Kelly, or as more people know me, Kelpie.
And you are? 
Lets see, I’m Charissa and I’m most commonly known as Rissa, or MissRissa81.

So, tell me a little about yourself.
Well I’m a nurse, and a crazy cat lady, well maybe not crazy…yeah I can’t even type that with a straight face!! I work as a care giver for Grandma, who all my friends simply know as Grandma! I’m almost always reading, cause let’s face it, I’m a bit of an update whore!!

What do you do with yourself when you’re not pre-reading and being the generally awesomeness that is you? What is a day in your life like?
Well I pretty much am always reading! I keep pretty busy between being grandma’s chauffeur and getting “emergency” calls from my 13 yr old niece! LOL! I I spend the rest of my time begging my writer friends to give me more!!!

What are some things you never leave home without?
Well the most obvious would be my phone, as im currently at the salon with Grandma and answering on my phone LOL!! I also have my Kindle within reach ALWAYS!! And I am never without my Burt’s Bees lip balm!

What are some of your favorite books?
I adore the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the first 9 books from SVM, Immortals After Dark series, Harry Potter, The Dark Tower Series, and pretty much anything written for me!! ;)

Favorite TV shows and movies?  
As much as the last few seasons of TB killed a little bit of my soul, I still love it, OUaT is a serious addiction for me, I love TVD and The Originals, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and I’m currently binge watching Sons of Anarchy!!! And it rocks my socks!!

If you were stranded on a deserted island and had 3 famous people with you, who would you choose and why?
Alex of course!!! Colin!!!! Charlie Hunnam!!! I think the why is beyond obvious!!

What is 1 place you’d love to visit?
Only one?? Well I want to see lots of places, I need to see more of the world!! I want to see the oceans, and Europe and Australia, and Florida!!!

Do you have any pet peeves?
It’s not so much a pet peeve, but it is a little OCD of me, but my foods can’t touch!! And I just hate it when people are rude for no reason!

What are some of your favorite foods? How ‘bout comfort foods?
I love food in general, but I do not do fish and seafood!! I am a huge fan of Chinese, and Mexican, and Italian, oh and creole, but I can’t handle spicy foods, so I’m a walking contradiction!! And my mom’s meatloaf is the best!!

What’s your favorite scent-one that says “home” to you?
Hmmm, probably vanilla or cinnamon spice

What kind of music do you like? Any you absolutely can’t stand?
I love most alternative music, and almost all mid to late 90’s music makes me sing a long without me even realizing it, and I have to admit that Taylor Swift is one of my guilty pleasures!! I’m not a huge fan of death metal, and some rap I cou do without!!

What are some of your hobbies?
I knit poorly, I am working on improving my cooking skills, with my odyssey thru cooking!!!

What makes you tick? What motivates you on any given day?
Most days my whole goal is to get thru the day without falling on my ass!! But for me it’s always my family, both the one I was born into, and the one that I’ve created with friends!!

Tell me one random thing about yourself.
I’ve been hit by two cars while walking, but have never broken a bone, I swear it’s a super power, I’ve been told it’s not! LOL

Just for some insight into you pick one. Feel free to tell why or not.
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Silver or gold? Silver
Apple or PC? seeing as I live on my phone, Apple but my laptop is a PC
White wine or red wine? White
Liquor or beer? Liquor
Coffee or tea?  coffee, but it’s got to be flavored
Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in!!!!!!

Okay, now for the good stuff.
What are your preferred fandoms for reading?  
My fave fandoms are OUaT and SVM/TB and I really love when new updates arrive in my inbox, then I get really sad when I’ve finished it. I do enjoy a good crossover too, so I’m pretty easy to please!

What kind of environment do you read and work your beta/group leader/facebook group magic in?
Well for me I do everything on my phone, so as long as I can sit down for a few mins I’m golden!!

Ever work in your PJs?
Only every day!! ;)

How bout naked?
it’s been known to happen!!

What are some of the jobs you do in the Facebook groups you’re a part of?
Really I just consider myself a big update whore and throw myself into whatever needs to be done so I get more updates!! LOL! No but seriously, I am the Continuity Beta for my dear Kittyinaz, I stharted betaing for her amazing Tin Man story and then found that I was too focused on all the stories, so she asked if I would take over as her CB, that just means I get to play with all the stories!!!!! I make timelines, and make sure that any question that is asked has an answer, or a way of finding one!! I try and make myself available when I’m needed! I also jumped right into being the groups welcome wagon, as I feel everyone should get a full greeting!! I pride myself on basically being a cheerleader and a sounding board for all my friends, and a prereader extraordinaire!!

Which character from your fandoms do you identify with the most?
Probably my fave character to read is Eric Northman, not because I’m even remotely capable of relating to a 1000 yr old Viking vampire, but because he’s such a dynamic character and CH really let the ball drop in how she dealt with him!!

What is your favorite book/episode in your preferred series?  
Let’s see, for OUaT I love any episode where we get to see Captain Swan together, the season 3 finale is still one of my faves!! For SVM/TB I liked watching/reading the developing relationship between Eric and Sookie, the easy way they were with each other was refreshing, until she-who-must-not-be-named decided to kill everything good she created!!

What is your favorite/least favorite part about your preferred fandoms?
Right now it’s the lack of updates!! I’m super greedy and can never get enough, I always want more!!!

Which authors do you absolutely need more of? And how do you go about…inspiring them?
Well this list is long…you, Mistress Jessica, Meridian, Bertie Bott, Kittyinaz, California Kat, Queen of Area Five!!! Some of them I outright beg for updates and lovely little presents!!!

Uh…what would we do without you?!?!?!
Probably hear the word MORE a lot less!! ;)

How do you always stay so nice and positive and friendly and just generally awesome?
It must be the awesome booster I take daily!! I try to find the positives in everything I can, and hope others do too!

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
If you have an idea and it won’t let you go, you clearly should be writing!!

Have any recommendations?
Again this one is a long list so basically I find/stalk an author, then I read everything they’ve written, I beg for updates and find my next victim!! Bwahahahaha!!!

And lastly, where can all your rabid stalkers find you?  
Well I do have a WordPress site, not that there’s much there, but feel free to stalk me at

Anything else you want to tell us? Anything at all??
Let’s see, I hate fish and seafood (sorry darlin but it’s true) and I’ve been hit by a few cars while walking, but have never broken a bone!! I personally think it’s like a super power, you know like I’m invincible!!! I’ve been told however that I just can’t walk!! LOL!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions!


Yeah, so there ya go! Like I said, she’s amazing at everything she does…and I  have no idea how she does everything she does. Absolute amazeballs! So go leave her love and tell her if you have a story you want updated—she’s like magic at getting authors to write! :)

5 thoughts on “Author Spotlight-ish: MissRissa81

  1. Thank you for shining your glorious Spotlight on our amazing Rissa!! She truly IS one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest, and most supportive people I’ve ever met – I’ve even been known to actually come right out and ASK her how she remains so damn NICE all the time!
    And Rissa, no more getting hit by cars or it’s a perch and Alaskan white fish salad for you, missy! Ouch!
    Great job, ladies!

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