Read through this interview, then enter the giveaway at the end for a chance to win copies of A Cowboy for Mary (Book 3 of the Hearts of Gold Series) and Sweet Destiny (Book 6 of The Royal Vow Series).
Who is Lizabeth Scott? A voracious reader and a full-time writer for about 4 months! Liz is a wife and mother of two grown children and the proud grandma of the sweetest little baby ever. She is the personal assistant to a terrier terror named Moxie who she occasionally takes to the drive-through for a burger. Liz is a Carolina girl who loves sand between her toes as frequently as possible. At the prompting of a friend, Liz began living her dream of writing in 2013 and is now the author of The Royal Vow Series, The Hearts of Gold Series, The Dirty Ankle Series and The Love Kissed Series.
What was your favorite subject in school?
Believe it or not, Creative Writing and Biology!
Assuming you like to read, who or what inspired you to love reading?
When I was in second grade I had the measles, mumps, and chicken pocks one right after the other! Lucky me! My mom read Heidi to me to keep me from focusing on how miserable I was. I can remember being so immersed in the story that I could feel the snowy wind on my face and sheep calling to each other in the pasture.
When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Was it a gradual decision or did you just suddenly know?
Writing was always something I wanted to do but wasn’t brave enough to try. In 2013 at the prompting of a friend I tried to write just a paragraph to see if I could. It didn’t stink, so I continued until I had a chapter! If I could write one chapter, maybe I could write another. Over a three-month period, while holding down a fulltime job, I wrote my first romance book, Sweet Surrender.
What is your favorite story or character that you have written?
LOL! My favorite story is usually the one I’m currently working on, but my all-time favorite character would have to be the hero in Sweet Surrender, Ki. He’s so dreamy and demanding and he loves Mari with a passion. I loved them so much that I couldn’t end the series until I gave them one last story, Sweet Destiny. I’m still not sure I’m finished with them.
What are your future plans – do you have any new releases coming up?
Yes, I do! The third and final book in the Hearts of Gold Series, A Cowboy for Mary released March 7th. This book has been a long time coming and I know my readers were about to give up on reading Mary’s story.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing all my life. I published my first book in 2014.
Do you write full time or part time?
In September 2016 I made the transition to writing fulltime.
What made you decide to write in your genre? Or if you write in several genres, what do you like about each one?
I write contemporary romance which usually leans toward southern, small town and rural, and romantic comedy.
What time of day to you prefer to write?
I write most of the day, I seem to be most productive in the afternoons so I do promoting in the mornings and then write or edit in the afternoon.
Do you have a special writing space?
Currently I have commandeered the dining room table. I have two big monitors so I need the space. My daughter and I are in the process of redoing a bedroom into my office. I can’t wait to finish. Did I mention we’ve been working on it for six months?
Do you outline your books ahead of time or just go for it?
Yes. I outline somewhat, but that doesn’t mean the story will listen to the outline. I’ll have an idea of scenes or an ending and then outline around those. Then when I start writing the characters may take me in an opposite direction. I’ve learned to listen to them.
Do you ever get writer’s block? If yes, how do you deal with it?
I have several stories going at once. If I get stuck on one, then I move to another until I’ve figured out what the characters are trying to tell me. Do I sound crazy?
Who are your favorite authors?
I have sooo many. All time fav. Elizabeth Lennox. The authors I buy without reading the books descriptions are, Lori King, Chelle Bliss, Cheryl Douglas, Kathleen Brooks, Sawyer Bennett, Zoe York, Olivia Thorne, Susan Ricci, Christy King, Ruth Cardello, Melissa Foster, Sydney Landon, Melody Anne, Vivian Arend, Christina Tetreault, Vanessa Vale, Elizabeth Marx…do you want me to stop yet? I can keep going.
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Lizabeth is graciously giving away a few copies of her most recent works, A Cowboy for Mary (Book 3 of the Hearts of Gold Series) and Sweet Destiny (Book 6 of The Royal Vow Series). Enter the giveaway below!