CA: Liz DeJesus is amazing! She is also amongst my lovely ring of myspace friends..what you didn’t know is she also writes Naughty Fairy Tales *smiles* as Isabella Rose..oops did I let that slip? Thanks Liz!!
Author Pen Name: Liz DeJesus
CA: What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?
Liz: I write fantasy, fiction, erotic romance and I have recently started exploring with horror. I write these genres because I like to explore different aspects of myself through writing and also if I didn’t, I honestly believe that my head would explode. It’s the only way I know how to vent what I can’t express vocally.
CA: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Liz: The first time I read a book and the moment I picked up a pen and realized that I could jot down my thoughts on paper. I think I was 16 when I really started to take it seriously.
CA: Who or what was your inspiration for writing?
Liz: Everything inspires me to write. Dreams, clouds, laughter, women crying, sadness, random conversations (I’m a master eavesdropper *wink*).
CA: Whispers down to Dave *makes sure Liz doesn’t hear conversation* *giggles*
CA: What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
Liz: Before I started working (I was unemployed for a while), I would write everyday, every moment I had an idea I was in front of my laptop. But now that I’m working, I’ve had to write just on my days off. Every once in a while I manage to write for one hour before I go to work. I also take advantage over my lunch break, I bring my notebook in with me and I jot down notes and random ideas and then transfer it all to my laptop when I get a chance.
CA: Your book is about to be sent into the reader world, what is one word that describe how you feel?
Liz: Excitement. I’m always eager to show people my work and I love getting feedback.
CA: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Liz: Read, take pictures, eat gummy bears and sour patch kids, take care of my puppy and watch Animal Planet.
CA: How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
Liz: Yikes. Do I really have to answer this question? May as well ask me if I have any favorite children, since I see all of my stories as my babies.
I’ve written two books, one collection of erotic fairy tales and Nina and a collection of poetry. So far Nina is my favorite because it came from such an unexpected place. Almost as though it wasn’t supposed to happen. But I’m having loads of fun with the novel I’m currently writing, it’s titled Under the Moonlight. Lots of strange things happen in this book so keep your eyes open for when it comes out.
CA: My Personal favorite is your book The Jackets.
CA: Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
Liz: It depends on the story. Sometimes I’ll take things my friends say and work it into the dialogue. But more often than not the characters are all little bits and pieces of me.
CA: How can a reader contact you or purchase your books?
Liz: People can email me at email@example.com or leave comments on my blog at http://liz-dejesus.livejournal.com/ . To purchase a copy of Nina you can go to http://www.bluphier.com/ or http://www.amazon.com/ . If you are interested in a signed copy please email me.