Award winning author Lizzie T. Leaf

Award winning author, Lizzie T. Leaf started life in Kansas, continued her growing in North Carolina, and currently shivers through the winters in Colorado.  She has numerous e-books in varying lengths and her first print book, Struck by Lightning, won dual 2007 Beacon awards, in addition to being a finalist in two other contests.

In addition, Making Christmas, a Christmas Historical novella set during the Civil War won Love Romances Café Best Historical for 2011.

Beyond Magic, the first book in the Magical Love series won the 2012 Award of Excellence Best Paranormal/Fantasy/Sy-Fi

Since discovering the fun of writing paranormal, she plays with creating vampires, faeries and other immortals. 

When not creating mischief for paranormal beings, she can be found exploring the other genres she wants to write.  She also serves as President for the Heart of Denver Romance Writers. Lizzie loves to read, spend time with her family and travel with her best friend husband during her free time, on which most of friends ask…“what free time?”

 Connect with Lizzie at her website, Facebook, Follow her on Twitter,
And keep up with her happenings on her blog.

Lizzie was gracious enough to answer a few questions for her readers:

WPMP: Do you listen to music while writing?
Lizzie: Most definitely.  The kind of music varies, depending on the book or the scene.  When I worked on Making Christmas, I listened to a lot of music from the Civil War era.  For really heart wrenching scenes, I like Phantom of the Opera.

WPMP: What is your favorite outfit?
Lizzie: I don’t really have one.  At home, I like comfortable…shorts in summer, jeans in winter.  At conferences I try to dress professionally with a touch of splash for fun.  I love hats and scarves, too.

WPMP: How long did it take to have your first book published?
Lizzie: Less than two years after I became serious about writing.  Or at least that’s the timeline for the contract.  The actual release date came a few months later…probably around the 2 year mark after deciding that writing is what I wanted to do with my new life.

WPMP: What authors inspire you?
Lizzie: I’m inspired by everyone who has the courage to put their words down and let others read them.  They become fair game for anyone who does to praise or slam and that takes personal strength.

WPMP: Where do you get the inspiration for your plots/characters?
Lizzie: Any and everywhere.  Some comes from past memories, others from someone waking down the street, or at the next table in a restaurant.  Plus, movies, news casts, talk shows and at times, just taking a look around at the environment you’re in at that moment.

WPMP: What is your favorite dessert?
Lizzie: Ice cream!!!!!  I can eat a carton at one setting.  Of course, I’ll be sick afterward, but I do love the stuff.  Especially chocolate with peanut butter swirled through it!....YUMMMY!!!!!

WPMP: Has it become easier to complete manuscripts the more you have written?
Lizzie: For me it varies.  There are some books that fight every word through the process.  Then others flow threw my fingers onto the keyboard like water, the characters sitting on my shoulder whispering the words and suggestions.  Love it when that happens!

WPMP: Do you have any trunk novels?
Lizzie: Oh, yeah.  Buried really deep in the back of the closet!

DEAD Awake available at Musa Publishing. It will also be available at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and All Romance eBooks.

Thanks so much to Lizzie for her great interview!
Leave her a comment to make her feel welcome!
8/1/2012 07:50:16 am

Thanks for the interview! Would love to hear from your readers.

8/1/2012 09:48:28 am

Great interview. There's nothing better than ice cream on a hot day!
I hear you about some books being harder than others.

8/1/2012 09:57:34 am

When we hit a conference at the same time Shelley, we'll celebrate with ice cream!

Carrie Lynn Barker
8/1/2012 12:14:47 pm

Great cover, Lizzie! That alone would make me pick it up. :)

8/2/2012 04:11:08 am

Thank you, Carrie. I love the covers too. The publisher really wanted to brand the series with the covers. And the cover artist came up with this terrific suggestion.


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