Lisa Jade is a fiction writer based in the UK. She currently lives in Shropshire with her husband and writes Dystopian Science Fiction novels. She has been writing novels for eight years.
I'm a huge fan of classic Dystopian Fiction - Farenheit 451, 1984 and Brave New World are some of the most impressive books I have ever read. I also deeply appreciate the rise of modern Dystopia aimed at the younger generation, like Hunger Games and Divergent. I think it's fantastic that the heavy-hitting messages created by a Dystopian novel are being updated for a new world.
I try to straddle a certain mid-point with my work wherever possible, taking inspiration from classic science fiction and combining it with the traits of a modern YA novel - a good YA book will always be enjoyed by more than just young people!
Content wise, I favour strong female leads, deep internal conflicts and unique settings. My books often cross the line into violent and dark, with an emphasis on newly-formed relationships and platonic opposite-sex friendship. As always, I'm open to trying different kinds of Sci-Fi subgenres; so far my three books span the genre thoroughly, crossing post-apocalyptic cyberpunk, classic dark dystopia, and far-future space travel.