I was given the
opportunity to chat with a wonderful author, who took time out
of her schedule to chat with me for a bit. So, without
further delay letís hear from
always want to be a writer and how did you get started?
I loved to
write when I was in school and I used to daydream about writing a
romance novel, but it wasnít until I met Lena Matthews and she
encouraged me to write that I was finally able to make my dream a
What was the
best piece of advice you received when you were starting out? Do
you have any advice for aspiring writers?
I think the
best piece of advice I got and the same I would give to any aspiring
writer is to find yourself a good critique partner. This is someone
who wonít always tell you everything you write is wonderful, but
someone who is strong enough to point out the flaws in your writing
so you can improve.
You write with
another author, Lena Matthews, do you always see your stories going
in the same direction? How does the writing process work for you?
When Lena and I
work together we try to plan our stories, but without fail they
change before the final product. Sometimes this occurs due to our
different visions within the story and in those cases we talk it out
so we are able to produce the best possible story.
Tell us a
little about Liz and what makes youÖyou.
Iím an only
child, read spoiled. I just turned forty, but I feel about ten
years younger. Single and childless I work all day at a full time
job and write in the evenings. I have a very large circle of
friends and absolutely love to travel. Reading is one of my
favorite past times, although since I started writing I have to
limit my reading to vacations and between deadlines.
You write in
several genres, do you have a favorite? Is there a genre you would
like to try?
I think the
easiest genre for me to write is Erotic Contemporary. Itís more
real life and everyday. I would love to try writing Sci Fi, but
after I wrote Paranormal I discovered world building is NOT as easy
as you would think. I really enjoy our Paranormal stories, but we
have had to develop a reference guide to make sure we always get our
I read you
enjoy hosting dinner parties. Does that mean you enjoy cooking? Any
great recipes to share?
I love to cook,
but rarely do it except when I have people over because itís so hard
to cook for just one person. My specialty is cheesecake. I love
romances, do you believe in happily ever after and have you found
I do believe in
happily ever after, but no, I havenít found it yet. Thatís not to
say Iím not still looking. Being single allows me to meet a lot of
different men. So far none of them has been the one, but the
journey has definitely been interesting.
If you could
bring one of your characters to life, who would it be and why?
I think it
would be Patrick in Wounded Hearts. I love the tortured hero and he
is just so yummy.
How would your
writing partner describe you? And is she right on target?
As one of the
most giving people she knows, but Iím also an egghead. She laughs
at my ďbig wordsĒ as she calls them. I think she knows me better
than anyone else on the planet.
Tell us some of
your favorites: foods, books, authors, movies, music, seasons, and
is cheesecake, you never can have too much. Favorite book is To
Kill a Mockingbird. Favorite authors are Lena Matthews, Lora Leigh,
Christine Feehan, Karen Marie Moning, Sherilyn Kenyon, Nalini Singh,
Lynn Veil, JR Ward, old Joanna Lindsey and Julie Garwood, Kay
Hooper, Linda Howard Ö God I could just go on and on. Favorite
movie is the Sound of Music, I just love musicals. I like all kinds
of music, so I canít pick just one. Favorite season is Autumn. I
love the changing colors and the cooler air.
What do your
family and friends think of your writing? Do they read your
My family and friends all know about my
writing and think itís great. My mom has actually read all my
books and eagerly awaits each new one. Some of my friends
donít read my stories, but they are still supportive.
How do you
promote your work?
I buy ads when
a new story is coming out, give interviews (hint, hint) and
occasionally do some chats. I have a monthly newsletter and contest
that I do as well.
What is your
perfect writing environment? Do you and Lena write together?
writing environment when Iím writing with Lena includes someone
watching her kids, the Internet working and ideas flowing.
Chocolate on hand is also good. Our writing process is unique in
that we both write both points of view and we compose by talking on
the phone and IM for literally hours at a time, sending the document
back and forth between the two of us.
Do you enjoy
hearing from your readers and what is the best way to contact you?
I love to hear from readers and they can email me at
anything else you would like to share with us?
I have a
Halloween release at Elloraís Cave titled Hankie Pankie and a
Veteranís day release at Loose Id titled Through the Fire.