Bestselling Author Lizzy Stevens gives us the scoop!
Alley wakes up in a strange bed. She has no idea who she is or where she is. Pain shoots through her head like a bolt of lightning every time she moves. As she drifts off to sleep images of a faraway land and a handsome man with sandy blonde hair and six pack abs fills her head. He keeps saying “Alley come back to me.” Who is he and how does she know him?
What’s going on in the busy world of Lizzy Stevens? Check out our interview:
What are you busy with this year?
This is what I’m going to call this year and next year The year of the sequels LOL. I am working on book 3 of The Rachel Connors Saga, Book 2 of Midnight Falls, A Sequel of sorts to Blackbead’s Treasure. Those Characters will be in a new book on a new adventure and I have a couple stand alone stories in the works.
What genre do you like to write? What genre is your favorite to read?
My favorites genre to read is Paranormal Romance, followed by Romance, and Mystery. Those are my favorites
Where do you get your ideas?
My ideas come from everywhere. I think an author’s mind is always spinning LOL. I commercial ad, or song or simply a statement will get our minds going.
What was the best thing ever said to you about your work?
Any time that you get a positive review for your work it makes you happy. In this business you have to be thick skinned. No matter how many positive reviews you get you will get the negative ones too. Some people just feel better about themselves if they are being negative towards other people. So my advice is enjoy the Positive reviews and don’t dwell on the negative ones.
Do you have a system to writing? Favorite place? Time? Music playing? Quiet? Food/Drink?
No. I don’t have a system. I have a full time job, husband, two kids, and a puppy. I just write whenever I can find a few extra minutes here and there. I never try to make a writing schedule. I just go with the flow.
Do you have people read your book before submitting it? Or do you keep it a secret?
I generally don’t even tell people I’m writing a new story other than my husband. I like to bounce ideas off of him. So knows but nobody else usually knows until I’m ready to let an editor look at it.
Who is your favorite character in one of your books and why?
My favorite character is Rachel from “Rachel’s Legacy” She is a strong woman who has to overcome a lot. She has to face love, loss, tough decisions and she somehow manages to pull in the strength that she needs to do that.
What is the hardest thing to write? Setting/Character Development/ Climax or Intense Scenes…
I think Climax and intense scenes. It’s hard to know if the reader will think you did enough or if you built up this story and then fell flat on the “big scene”
Name some of your favorite authors or people who influence your writing.
I like Stephanie Myers “The Twilight Saga” , Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instrument Series”, Janette Oke ‘The Love Series, I love to find a good series that keeps me interested from book one all the way through.
As far as influence my writing there really isn’t any one person who did that. My husband is my biggest supporter. Without him I never would have wrote my very first book or ever sent it out to a publisher. I was always a little bit shy about it. He said what do you have to lose. Give it a try and see what happens LOL
What other hobbies do you have besides writing?
I don’t have a lot of hobbies. I hang out with my family. That’s what I enjoy doing the most in life is just being with them.
Is there anything else you want readers to know about you or your books?
I love twitter and love to interact with everyone. Follow me on twitter @lizzystevens123