My guest today is romance author Elizabeth Seckman.
My selection of questions is meant to give a little insight into Elizabeth’s personality as well as her writing.
Did I achieve my goal?
Her latest book Hoosier Dad was a great read.
You can read my review here.
1 1. What was your hardest scene to write?
Sex scenes are always hard, no pun intended. It needs to be romantic with a bit of heat, but it’s so easy to cross the line and make it vulgar or even worse, hilariously bad.
2. What makes you run screaming?
Mean people. And snakes. And basements after dark.
3. You’re about to be dropped in a remote spot for a three-week survival test. Where would you go? What three tools would you take?
Drop me at the beach with a keg of rum, matches, and a friend. It worked for Captain Jack Sparrow. It will work for me.
4. What behind-the-scenes tidbit in your life would probably surprise your readers the most?
My son said people are always shocked to learn that I’m NOT very well organized. But seriously, I don’t think that’s too big a secret. My readers probably realize that I miss most deadlines and have a tendency to push release dates later over and over.
5. If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in that same setting, where would you choose?
The Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s my happy place. Several of my books take place there. My way of being there vicariously.
6. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Start sooner. At best, you’ll live to be 107, and you have a lot of work to do!
7. What does literary success look like to you?
Money would be nice, but having lots of loyal readers would be better. Some of my readers have been with me since book one and feel more like friends than fans.
8. Tell us about the book you’re working on now.
I just finished “About Us.” It should be available by Valentine’s Day. The heroine, Hayden, is done with her abusive marriage. But trying to divorce an abusive guy with a gun and a badge can be dangerous. She seeks the help of a friend, Cam, not knowing Cam has always loved her. Hayden isn’t out to further complicate her life with another relationship, but if it happens? Well, maybe it was meant to be.
Sarah Andrews is one smart cookie. She’s a top-notch attorney, educated at Stanford, and freshly fired from one of the best legal firms in Indiana. As she approaches her thirtieth birthday, she decides she needs a quiet, safe place to regroup. She decides to go home to Dodd, Indiana.
But Dodd, Indiana, is far from safe once she comes face-to-face with Richland Conrad Cooper. Rich was teen-girl kryptonite—athletic, charming…persuasive—and Sarah wasn’t immune. She fell hard, but it turned out to be nothing more than the first of her love tries and fails.
She has learned—if a guy steals your heart, breaking his is quid pro quo.
Only when Rich is served with a custody challenge of his two daughters does Sarah call a truce. Working together, Rich can’t help but totally fall for her. She’s cold and rude, forcefully pointing out their differences and his flaws every chance she gets. But the heart wants what the heart wants, so Rich tries even harder to convince her she isn’t meant for any other guy, but him.
Elizabeth spends her time daydreaming (she calls this writing) and excavating the day's necessary clothes from piles of dirty laundry. She lives in a small town on the Ohio River in West Virginia but often dreams of owning a beach house...or at least having a magically clean house. But with four boys, well five if you count their father, this may well just be fantasy.
Oh, and she goes to football games...lots and lots of football games.
So, living in a house of men...doing man things all the time...What girl wouldn't want to escape to a fantasy world of romance, true love, and clean houses?
Keep writing Elizabeth - Your books are a real treat!
Thank you, for participating in my new venture.
12 years ago I started out blogging by opening a Blog Talk Radio Program. I had a blast interviewing authors of all genres and met many wonderful folks that I still call friend. But BTRadio soon started charging for all their services. It became too expensive. So I took up regular blogging but ideas for a dedicated blog never materalized. So I'm going back to my old standby. I choose a book, read, review, and then post an interview blog with that author. It's really the most fun.
So look for another author next Monday, and every Monday after that, except when the WEP post is due. I will then post for them.
If you want to be part of my 'interview fun' let me know. I'd love to read your latest!