Monday, February 3, 2020

Hoosier Dad by Elizabeth Seckman




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.


More about Hoosier Dad
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.
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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?


 www.eseckman.blogspot.com
www.elizabethseckman.com


 Keep writing Elizabeth - Your books are a real treat!
Thank you, for participating in my new venture.

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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!

33 comments:

  1. Well done Renee - great to read what you'll be doing with your blog in the future ... happy place for us to meet your author friends. Hi Elizabeth - Hoosier Dad sounds a great read ... and I enjoyed finding out what Hoosier meant ... and then the thought of those Carolina beaches sounds rather good on a cool, damp February day here in little old UK ... good luck and cheers to you both - Hilary

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    1. I agree. A Carolina beach would be a great place to be right now- although it is probably just as cold there right now in the winter, but there will still be surf, sand, and seagulls to entertain us.

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    2. Thanks Hilary, The Carolina beach is lovely, but yes, a bit cool. But so, so lovely!

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  2. Thank you for inviting me over, Yolanda! And a huge thanks you for reading and reviewing the book. You know that means I will love you forever and ever. :)

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    1. Ditto! I love your books and I'm looking forward to reading About Us. Thanks for making my new book interview kickoff a success!

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  3. You succeeded! Some of those answers are hilarious. Just don't light the rum.

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    1. Good Morning, Alex. Thanks for visiting!

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    2. I would never light the rum. It took me fifty years to realize it is possibly the best tasting of the mixers. It must be my beach-loving, pirate roots.

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  4. Such fun questions and great answers! I loved Hoosier Dad and am looking forward to the release of About Us :)

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  5. Great job, ladies! These get-to-know-the-writer kinda interviews are always fun. Great new direction for you blog, kiddo.

    I've loved all of Liz's books, and I know I'll love the new one, too. She just can't help herself... her heart and humor always shine through.

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    1. Thanks, Susan, I'm enjoying the process. And it's true, Elizabeth knows exactly what she's doing!

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    2. Susan is one of my most favorite people in the universe. <3

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  6. Hey Renee and Elizabeth. You ladies rock! What an entertaining interview and presentation of novels. You have hit your stride Renee. Can't wait for more! You're back with a vengeance.

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    1. I love to see writer friends return to their talents!

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    2. Thanks, Denise - it's easy with such a talented writer! Elizabeth is at the top!

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  7. Come visit our Outer Banks anytime! I tend to hang out in Wilmington the most though.

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    1. I consider myself more of a displaced resident rather than a visitor. LOL

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  8. Congrats to Elizabeth! We seem to share some of the same fears. Snakes and basements are right at the top of my "don't go there" list.

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  9. Mean people send you running screaming? Geez, are you out of breath yet? You may not make it to 107 that way. lol what?

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  10. Ha! Excavating the day's necessary clothes from piles of dirty laundry. All to familiar. And like the bumper sticker "Mean People S***. Best wishes to Elizabeth.

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  11. hope you’re doing well, Yolanda!
    And always good to see Elizabeth—congrats, woman!
    “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.“ Let’s go!

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  12. Hi Yolanda and Elizabeth
    Congrats to Elizabeth!
    "Drop me at the beach with a keg of rum, matches, and a friend" LOL
    That comment seems in keeping with the image I have of Elizabeth as a crazy and bubbly person.
    Hope you're well, Yolanda!

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  13. Fantastic interview! Sex scenes are tricky to write, and mean people, I want nothing to do with them either. Congratulations to Elizabeth! I love her books.

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    1. Ditto that Christine, but I must say you excel at the love scene. Me, I've gone back and deleted most of them in my earlier books. Just couldn't take the criticism. LOL

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  14. Good to see you back, Yolanda, and nice to meet you, Elizabeth. Congratulations on the new book! Both of them sound intriguing. Such an entertaining interview! You should have a lot of success with these, Yolanda.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! Elizabeth is the Queen of Romance!

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