Today I have an interview with Author Elle Strauss! And a cool giveaway too! If you would like to read my review of Clockwise you can find it HERE 🙂
About you as an author:
Me: Thank you so much for being here today! When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Elle: I was already in my thirties when I decided to pursue it seriously.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends on the book, but generally between 3 and 6 months
Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
No. Sometimes I’m editing, sometimes I’m promoting and marketing and sometimes I’m working on new writing. It just depends what needs to get done.
Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Who really knows the answer to this question? No, really?
How do you decide what you want to write about?
This kind of goes with the last question. It depends on what idea I’m mulling over and if I decide, yeah, I need to explore this.
About you as a person:
What books have most influenced your life?
Pride and Prejudice, Sophie’s Journey, the Bible
What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?
I loved the Reddy Fox series by Thornton Burgess. From there I moved on to Nancy Drew.
What are you reading right now?
I just finished Vanish by Sophie Jordan
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Besides reading? Hot Haitha Yoga, hiking, and hanging out with friends and family.
What do you think makes a good story?
A beginning, middle and end with strong character and story arcs that include mystery and tension.
Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
Wow, that’s a hard one. I know so many who are living, so I’m going to play it safe with a dead one. Jane Austen.
What book, if any, do you read over and over again?
I’m not really the kind of person to read books more than once (though I broke that rule with Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier) because I have such an enormous to be read pile.
Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this –she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward. Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness? When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again. Which of course, she does.
1. You can enter to win a copy of Clockwise on theGoodreads page until 4/30. You can also purchase it for $0.99 during the tour.
2. One of my followers will win an ecopy of Glimpse by by Stacey Wallace Benefield. (this prize is provided by elle. Thank you Elle!) To enter this giveaway just fill out the rafflecopter below the tour schedule.
3. Each of the tour stops are giving away a different book! Here is the schedule so you can enter them all.
Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom’s high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad’s church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is mutual. As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance floor, Zellie is overwhelmed by her first vision of his death; shocking because not only are they both covered in his blood, but they’re old, like 35, and she is pregnant. Afraid to tell anyone about the vision, (she’d just be labeled a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie keeps the knowledge of Avery’s future to herself and tries to act like any other teenager in love. When they get caught on their way to a secret rendezvous by her mom and his dad, they are forbidden to see each other. Convinced that their parents are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be together no matter what. They continue their relationship in secret until Zellie learns that their parents are just trying to prevent her and Avery from suffering like they did. The visions are hereditary, they’re dangerous, and if they stay together the visions will come true Now Zellie must choose between severing all ties with Avery, like her mom did to prevent his father’s death, and finding a way to change Avery’s future..
I am so jealous! I want to read Glimpse so bad! Good Luck everyone 🙂