Elizabeth is an author who draws on thirty-five years of experience as she writes about the practical application of God’s word to real-life problems. A widow since her mid-30's, Elizabeth’s colorful and varied past includes running a cattle ranch single handed and earning a high school equivalency certificate (GED) when her children were teens.
As she entered her forty’s and her first grandchild was born, Elizabeth felt God calling her to help others apply God’s Word to the practical issues of daily living. So, she in rolled in college earning Bachelor and Master degrees from Liberty University and was soon licensed by the state of Texas as a Professional Counselor. In her mid fifty’s she was accepted into the doctoral program of Oxford Graduate School where she graduated with a Ph.D. in Religion and Society.
Tell us a little about your latest release:
How did you come up with this story? Was there a specific 'what if' moment?
Looking at the Eeyore book from a serious side, living with a negative personality can be a heavy burden, yet it seems to be a common situation. When someone sees the down side of every up and is constantly telling you that the glass is half-empty, it is easy to get depressed yourself. Having been there, I wanted to address that issue with honesty, practical help and a light touch.
Tell us a little about your main character and how you developed him/her:
What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Least?
What's the most difficult part of writing for you (or was when you first started on your novel journey)?
What does your writing space look like?
Like any writer, I must have computer and high-speed internet access. There is a very-well-worn office chair that I must replace soon, two printers and a file cabinet. When that is insufficient, I spread to the dining table or other flat surfaces. The only saving grace is that I am very organized and I clean my environment each evening when I quit work…well, almost each evening.
What would you do with your free time if you weren’t writing?
With fifteen grandchildren finding things to do with free time is never be a problem! But, I also enjoy raising a small vegetable garden each year. I am busy, so I very much appreciate an opportunity to read for a couple of hours and the dollar show is one of my favorite haunts when they have something G rated. Of course, I attend church each week, enjoy classical music and while I don’t often admit it, I keep solitaire and free cell on my desk top to entertain when my brain turns to mush. We don’t own a television, but I might like to get one someday. I’ve been thinking about that.
Do you put yourself into your books/characters?
What message do you hope readers gain from your book?
Briefly take us through your process of writing a book—from conception to revision.
How much marketing do you do? What have you found that particularly works well for you?
Tell us what we have to look forward to in the future. What new projects are you working on?
Do you have any parting words of advice?