Tell us a bit about yourself
Elizabeth is a mom, a wife, and the caretaker of far too many pets, all of whom her children swore they'd take care of. But they went off to college leaving fur babies in their place. She is a multi-published author of women's fiction and romance. She is a contributor for the Really Real Housewives of America blog, a great spot to find cheats for all things home related. She is also an admin for the Insecure Writer's Support Group.
How do you find time to write?
I use Novlr, an online writing program. With it, I can access my files from any computer or my phone. That way, whenever I have a spare minute, I can get words on the page.
What’s your publishing tips?
Never give up. If you love writing, write. I’ve seen a lot of talented writers quit because they think they have to get a big publishing contract and can’t. There is more than one path to bookshelves- use whatever works for you.
Any promotional and marketing tips?
I am horrible at marketing. A wise professor once told me to get advice from people who have succeeded in the job you’re attempting.
That’s not me.
Marketing for me is a crapshoot. Blogs, social media, newsletter…which reminds me…I forgot to send out a newsletter about my new book.
Here’s a tip: make a to do list and consult it often. I should have done that…
Tell us about your recent book.
The short blurb:
Sarah Andrews returns to Dodd, Indiana to heal a broken heart. She’s a topnotch attorney who wins in the courtroom, but she’s a failure at love. First day home, she runs into Rich Cooper, her first love and her first/worst heartache. She begins to regret moving back until she learns that Rich is embroiled in a custody battle for his two girls and needs her help. Even Sarah, who’s grown to distrust love in all forms, can’t help but be moved by Rich’s obvious love for his daughters. He needs her and having him at her mercy for once, is a position Sarah could get used to.
The Official Blurb:
Sarah Andrews is one smart cookie. She’s a top-notch attorney, educated at Stanford and freshly fired from one the best legal firms in Indiana. Her love/win record is 0-3 and as she approaches her thirtieth birthday, she decides she needs a quiet, safe place to regroup. She decides to go home to Dodd. But Dodd, Indiana is far from safe once she comes face-to-face with Richland Conrad Cooper. Rich and Sarah go way back to high school. Rich was teen-girl kryptonite—athletic, charming…persuasive—and Sarah was not immune. She fell hard, certain she'd found true love. But it turned out to be nothing more than the first of her love tries and fails. She thought time had shored up her defenses, but one look at Rich makes her heart do flip flops. It's like the moment where unrequited love gets a do-over, the only problem is...Rich doesn't remember who the hell she is. That hurt, and no matter how hard Rich tries to make up for that initial faux pas, Sarah won’t forget. 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.