Five Questions with Elizabeth Sharp
1. When you think of your favorite books, what is it that draws you to them and makes you want to read them over and over again?
Characters I can relate to. I want someone I can feel for, root for, even yell at. Make them real and give me a reason to care.
2. Did you consciously decide to write the genre you write, or did it choose you?
I actually floundered a lot when I started writing because everyone always asked what genre I wrote and I didn’t like to be pigeon-holed. But when it came down to it, I have always written urban fantasy and just plain fantasy. It’s my favorite reads. So I stopped fighting and accepted it.
3. If you could sit down for a drink and a chat with any writer, who would it be, and why?
Robert Jordan. The man was a genius with characters. He had a cast bigger than anything I’ve ever encountered and each one had a unique personality, speech pattern, back story, etc. If my characters are half as realistic as his they’ll be brilliant.
4. When you are not writing (or reading) what is your favorite pastime?
Oh, tough choice. I’m a creative person so I have a lot of interests. I make jewelry, crochet purses, make art with Photoshop and do nail art (I’m a licensed cosmetologist). But if I had to pick one activity I’d say snuggling and playing with my son. J
5. At what point were you sure that your book was ready to be published, and how did you go about making it happen?
I finished writing my book, then spent a few more months editing. Finally I went through it one day and realized there was nothing more I could do with it. That’s when I knew it was time to publish. AS for when I’m sure it’s time to publish, I’ll let you know when it happens.
Learn more about Elizabeth and her books at http://somesharpwords.blogspot.com/p/home.html