C. Elizabeth lives in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada and during her short writing career she’s learned a lot about herself, sometimes to the point that she wonders how the heck she got this far in life and know so little about herself.
For the majority of her life she dabbled in many things, such as drawing, photography, sewing, only to find that after a while, she would lose interest, but writing is a different story — it found her and continues to be an addiction, as well as a most wonderful, incredible passion.
Not only does she write novels, but she does whatever she can to hone her craft. Such as attending the New York Pitch Conference, seminars and the like, as well, she writes for online magazines on the topic of… you guessed it, writing.
Her latest book is the YA paranormal romance, Soul Control.
Visit her website at http://www.celizabeth.ca/.
Can you tell us what your book is about?
Soul Control is the journey of Saydi Gardiner a seventeen year old who falls in love with the gorgeous, Nathanael Braxton. However, in so doing, she discovers that her ancestry is not entirely human and it is her soul his family is after. The war between good and evil is no longer a simple myth -- she holds the fate of every living soul within her own.
Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
The majority of my characters do have traits of real people, some more than others.
Are you consciously aware of the plot before you begin a novel or do you discover it as you write?
With Soul Control, the plot was forged before the novel was written. I knew where I wanted it to go. It was just a matter of getting it there.
Is it hard to get a YA Paranormal Romance book published?
It’s hard to get published for any genre, but if you keep sending out thosequeries, it’ll happen.
What would you do with an extra hour today if you could do anything you wanted?
Write of course.
What is the most pivotal point of a writer’s life?
Discovering that you are a writer.
What kind of advice would you give other fiction authors?
Keep writing, no matter how many times you see that rejection letter, after all it is you the characters came to for their stories to be told.