It’s that time of the week again, where we get to know another awesome author! Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover some new reads along the way as well!
Today let’s welcome Erzabet Bishop!
As authors, words are our tools, but also our inspiration. What’s your favorite quote about writing?
It has to be something that Ray Bradbury said about writing a short story a week. Sooner or later you won’t be terrible. That one has gotten me through a lot of learning curves.
Apart from quotes, what other sources do you draw inspiration from?
The will to succeed. I’ve dreamt of being a writer all my life. It takes determination and sacrifice to make it happen. I firmly believe that life is a series of choices and I choose to work toward my goal.
You’ve got quite a catalog of works–are there any characters that are your favorite? That you feel like you could write forever?
Each of the characters I write about are special in their own way. In my newest release Gideon, Sydney and Miles are very special to me. So is Debra. They are all complex characters with foibles and personalities that just beg to be expanded on. And they will be. The second fairy tale is in the works and there will be a short story released during Sci Spanks in June 2015.
If you could take a dream vacation anywhere, where would you travel?
My dream vacation is right where I am now. In front of my computer creating stories for readers to enjoy. Working full time, I have to carve time out to write and I love vacation because those weeks are mine and mine alone.
What upcoming project are you most excited for?
I have several, but the one that is begging to be finished is the second Beyond Fairytales in my Shadow World series.
When you’re not writing, what TV shows do you tune in to?
I love Hannibal and Walking Dead. Off air I got hooked on Breaking Bad.
What books are you currently reading? Any recommendations?
I just finished Sharp Objects and Dark Places by Flynn and wow! They were great. I love reading books outside of my genre and those were amazing. Her voice just takes you there. I’m starting Gone Girl tonight and can’t wait.
And my favorite question–what’s your astrological sign?
When you’re reading a book, are there any pet peeves that might make you put it down?
Echoes. They stand out like little red flags. If you say something once find a new way to say it next time. I find myself doing the same thing in my own writing, so I feel like I can say that. I also detest weak female characters with a passion. You have to have grit and be real at the same time.
Where can readers find you and your books?
Don’t miss out on the latest release: Club Beam!
In the Shadow World, nothing is as it seems.
Detective Sydney Marr is having a very bad day. Her boss is on the warpath, she’s being treated for a werewolf bite, and her current case has hit a dead end. When her friend Erika talks Syd into going with her to Club Beam, she jumps at the chance, even if it means spending an evening without her spell arsenal. A high-class vampire bar and fetish club, Club Beam is fantasy made real.
Club owner and Dom Gideon Raines spies the red-haired beauty and is transfixed. A fight against a skillful murderer brings war for fae and vampire alike. Sometimes when you play with monsters, the monsters play back.
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