I love a happily-ever-after ending, so it was quite natural for me to be drawn to romance. When my kids were all in school, I found keeping the house clean took up very little of my time, so I became a voracious reader. While in school, I had always loved creating stories and after reading The Flame and the Flower, the writing bug bit and hasn’t let go since. Watching my characters go from conflicted, unhappy people, to deeply in love is a wonderful experience and one I truly enjoy. I’ve written paranormal romance, category romance, historical romance and romantic suspense. The last of which has been my focus for the last couple of books, which all have an arson theme.
What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it?
The most challenging parts of writing for me are outside influences: family, friends, house chores, etc. To overcome them, I’ve had to learn to say “no.” My biggest distraction is my five-year-old grandson, whom I cannot say no to. Whenever he’s around nothing else takes precedence.
When and where do you do your writing?
I write in my home office, a room my husband has made especially for me, complete with bookshelves, cabinets and a cool countertop for my computer, printer and other things I need at my fingertips. Oh, and there’s also a special bed for my writing buddy, Eddie, my 7 pound Yorkie.
What have you learned about promoting your books?
That friends and other writers are indispensable for spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter and their personal websites. You can’t beat word of mouth advertising.
I do writing workshops and critiquing and nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing one of the authors I’ve worked with publish their first book.
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
Sharon Sala. Hands down. I’ve told her that I want to be just like her when I grow up. LOL Not only is she a dynamic writer, she’s also a good person with a big heart. I’m sure we’d talk about Native Americans. It’s a subject dear to both of us.
About the Author
ELIZABETH SINCLAIR admits she loved composition assignments back in grade school. While other kids glared at the teacher, she was always excited at the prospect of creating a new story in a new world. However, it wasn’t until her own children were all in school—and the house remained clean for more than a few minutes at a time—that she found the time to really write.
Throughout Elizabeth's lengthy career, her romance writing has evolved into romantic suspense involving complex characters, intricate plots, and heart-racing stories that fellow author Sharon Drane once stated, "Cannot be read alone, at night."
Elizabeth's books have won The National Reader's Choice Award, The Anne Bonney Reader's Choice Award, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, Maggie Award of Excellence, and placed in the Heart of Excellence. She has also won a Gold Medal Top Pick from the Romantic Times Book Club.
Elizabeth is a co-founder and member of the Ancient City Romance Authors of St. Augustine, FL, a member of Romance Writers of America, and served as RWA's Region 3 Director and chaired the 2001 RWA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Elizabeth shares her Florida home with her husband and their furry children. Her human family has expanded to include five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
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