Indie Author Day 2016 - Interview with Lizabeth Scott
About the Author
Name (real and/or pen): Lizabeth Scott
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Name(s) of the book(s) you’ve published and link(s) to purchase:
You can find all my book on my website at www.lizabethscottbooks.com
You Promised Me Forever
How long you have been a published author: Since April 1, 2014.
"Liz Scott's stories are filled with gentle humor and an exquisite, endearing romance. It’s quite easy to get lost in You Promised Me Forever and forget to come up for air."—USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Lennox
Can broken promises ever be made whole again?
After her parents die in a car crash, four-year-old Nicole is raised by staunch grandparents, where toys are sparse and love even sparser. But when the boy next door sticks his head through the hedge to say hello, Nicole learns that life is more than just routine, and as the years go by, they form a bond of love that nothing can break.
Will wants nothing more than to be with Nicole forever. But when he finds himself faced with a difficult decision and sees no other option, he must break his promise of forever to the woman he loves in order to be the man he can forgive.
With time unable to heal unseen wounds, do Nicole and Will have a second chance to make good on their promise of forever?
1. What made you decide to become an indie author?
All my life I’ve had an abnormal relationship with books. Writing of some fashion has been something I’ve done forever. Trying my hand at writing a book has always been a dream. A dream that I was afraid to try. At the prompting of a friend and author I eventually took the plunge, and wrote a paragraph that developed into my first book, Sweet Surrender.
What do you like to write about?
I like to write about strong men and women that struggle to love them. I love meeting people in my head and finding out all their secrets among the pages of my stories.
2. How did you publish your first book?
When I published my first book, that’s all I did. I loaded it on the major retailers after finding out how by watching YouTube videos. I clicked the publish button and sat back waiting for hundreds of thousands of readers to download my very first book! I’m still waiting…
3. Did you ever try to submit to traditional publishers?
No. I’m a control freak. I’m not saying I never would entertain the idea, but currently I’m happy doing my own thing.
4. How did you market your first book?
Has your process changed with subsequent books? With my first book I knew nothing about marketing or promoting my book. After ten books I’m still struggling to learn and having successes and fails along the way. It’s all a learning process for me. I wish I could simply write and not worry about all the marketing side. But you can’t have one without the other. It seems like there are a million different ways to present your book to readers and entice them into a purchase. Many times I’ve felt like my head was spinning with all the tried and true methods I’ve discovered. And then I struggle with which approach I should take. I think it all depends on your book and researching where and how to place it in the public’s eye. I’m still working out all the kinks and finding my way.
5. How do you support other indie authors?
I’ve had so many wonderful supporters! I try my best to support my other indie friends and authors by posting and tweeting as I can.
6. What responses have you received from telling people that you are a writer?
Shock. LOL. Yep, that’s about it. I write under a pen name and not many people know I write. So when I do tell someone they are stunned to say the least. Then they ask what, and I say romance, and once again they are speechless!
7. What/who has been your biggest support as an indie author?
I have several that have been by my side the entire way, supporting and cheering me. My friend and author, who prompted me to write the first word, Elizabeth Lennox. And my two beta readers, Shannon and Jean. No matter what I ask them to do, no matter how strange, they have always been there for me. They’ve bought every book I’ve written, and read it! And they’ve written those so very important yet elusive reviews.
8. Quote from a positive review of your work.
This book was unlike any other romance I've ever read. Sweet and charming in the beginning, it took an unexpected twist that had my blood boiling. I wasn't sure if the relationship between the main characters was salvageable. I felt my own guts twisting as the protagonist worked through her feelings of loss and rejection. The story finally had a happy ending, but not without a few more heart-wrenching moments. Be prepared to cry a lot through this book! Very emotional and moving.