Instead, I managed to grab a quick interview with Elizabeth. You can check her or her books out at www.elizabethwrites.com. Enjoy the interview!
Firstly, what inspires you to write a new story?
I get ideas from everywhere--in the shower, out driving, cleaning the bathroom, seeing or hearing something when I'm out, reading something in the paper--in short, all kinds of things!
Out of all the novels you wrote, which one would you say you take the most pride in?
I actually can't read any of my novels, so I have no idea!
If you could turn any of your novels into a movie, which one would it be and which actors/actresses would you want to play your characters?
I wouldn't mind seeing Living Dead Girl as a movie. I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make an amazing Ray, and Dakota Fanning would be great as Alice. Oh! Or Abigail Breslin. She's phenomenal.
What do you find is the easiest part of writing? And the hardest?
Easiest--hmmm. Sometimes writing the first draft is pretty easy for me. Sometimes! As for hardest: everything else! :-)
Did you always wanted to be an author? If not, what led you to where you are today?
I haven't. I didn't write a word of fiction until I was 27, and ended up being published because I
--well, I got really lucky! I'd written three young adult novels, but had no real plans for them even though I'd written a query letter for the first one, Bloom. (I did that so my friends would stop bugging me)
But then, one day I saw an agent blog about e-queries and I thought "ah ha! I'll send the query for Bloom, get rejected, and that will be that!"
The agent ended up offering me representation the next day. It was a TOTAL shock--and an even bigger one when all three novels (Bloom, Stealing Heaven, and Love You Hate You MIss You) sold, and every day I wake up and think about how lucky I am to do what I do. (And I'm very grateful to my friends for believing in me so much!)
Do you have any novels you are working on at the moment or will be releasing soon? If so, can you please give us a brief summary about them?
This year I have two novels coming out.
The Unwritten Rule will be out on April 6th. It's about a girl, Sarah, who falls for her best friend's boyfriend. It's about love--of course!--but also about friendship.
In September, Grace will be released by Dutton. It's about a female suicide bomber--and what happens to her when she realizes she doesn't want to to die.
Lastly, please give us an interesting fact about yourself that not many know of!
I'm allergic to chocolate. (Yes, really. And yes, it sucks!)