19 June 2014

Elizabeth Kelly Interview/Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Please join me in welcoming author Elizabeth Kelly to the blog this week. She's here to tell us about herself and her new book "Taking Chances". We have a giveaway running at the moment too, so be sure to enter and you might win a free ebook copy!

1: Have you always had a passion for writing?
I have always wanted to write a book, it was one of my life long goals. When I was younger I mostly wrote poetry and songs.

2: Does what you read influence what you write, and what are some of your favorite authors?
 I take inspiration from other authors, but I don’t let their stories influence me. My two favorite traditionally published authors are, Barbara Erskine and Tami Hoag. In the indie author world, I have found many new authors, whose work I enjoy reading.

3: What are some of your biggest inspirations?
My biggest inspirations would be my dreams, if that doesn’t sound too weird. I am always day-dreaming or off in another world, when I get time to be.

4: Do you have a technique for choosing your characters and/or locations?
 No I have no technique for choosing characters, in my Blackrock series, each character has a piece of my own personality and likes. As far as locations for stories, I am from Ireland so I pull town names and details from home as well as here in Southern California.

5: Do you listen to music while creating your masterpieces?
YES!!!! Music is a must lol, for Blackrock I had Mumford & Sons on repeat while I typed like a maniac. 

6: What do you do to stay motivated and avoid writer's block?
I usually take a few days off, if I get writers block but most of the time, I can’t switch off when I am writing a story. I usually get my best ideas just before I fall asleep.

7: How has becoming a published author (independent or traditional) changed your perspective on life and is it everything you expected it to be? (If you are not published yet – what changes do you foresee?) 
Honestly I didn’t have any expectations it has been an educational journey so far. I have met some friends along the way and I am enjoying all the hard work.

8: What are your biggest challenges as an author?
Time! I have a four year old daughter and a head full of ideas. It is hard to get a minute to get the words out of my head, but some day’s I can get a full 10 hours of writing done.

9: Do you have any pets?
 Yes I have a cat named Tiger who is 11 and a 2 yr old Shetland sheep dog named, Coco.

10: What hobbies do you have outside of reading and writing?
I like paper crafting, and I have some re-born baby dolls that I need to finish someday!!

11:  Where is the most exciting or memorable place you've been to in the world?
I have been to Hawaii and on a cruise around the Caribbean, which were both amazing. The most exciting time for me was when I moved to Portugal at age 20.

12: Tell us about your latest book or work in progress.
I am currently working on my fantasy series having just finished with book 2.5 from the Blackrock series. 

Blurb / Back cover

What do you do when the girl you love stops breathing in your arms?

When life kicks you while you are down?

You get up and fight, fight like hell!

After struggling to put their pasts behind them and take a chance on each other, Knox and Bailey begin to move forward in their relationship.

But the past always has a way of catching up with you…….

On a trip back home to Grove for spring break, that’s just what happens to Bailey. Her past catches up with her, the sender of the dead roses reveals himself while making good on his threats. Sending Knox Porter into a place he never thought to be again…sitting in a graveyard, this time with the still body of the love of his life in his arms.

Join Bailey, Knox, Max, and Paige as their lives evolve and change through out this book. Each, dealing with their own difficulties, and each finding solutions that will, either bring them closer together or tear them apart.

Social Media: 
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ElizabethKellyAuthor
Twitter: @ek8010
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7762760.Elizabeth_Kelly

Buy links for Taking Chances - book 2 of the series.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K1T4KH4  (USA)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00K1T4KH4?*Version*=1&*entries*=0  (UK)

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00K1T4KH4   (AU)


 Barnes & Noble


1 comment: