This is stop #46 on The Freedom Giveaway Hop!
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First things first - I know you are all wondering about the giveaway right?!!!
I am giving away EIGHT (8) ebooks from Leanore Elliott! There will be EIGHT (8) winners!
The Giveaway is open July 1 - 7, 2011 ~ To enter:
1. Must be a follower of The Wormhole
2. Must be at least 18 years old.
3. Must fill out the form below.
I have had the opportunity to interview Leanore Elliott -
- Please welcome her!
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? At age 6. Yes, was writing shorts at that age. Was a full-fledged verbal storyteller by ten years old.
? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer? Lots! Baker, Chef and Pastry Chef. Food server for Marriott's and even Denny's. Owned three restaurants and managed countless others. I've even cooked for thousands of Boy and Girl Scouts at camps. I was known as Momma Bear to the LA county Girl Scout Association.
? How long does it take you to write a book? I've been known to write a full novel in three weeks time. Did that for six books in a row, I wrote ten novels in 2010 and I've already written 4 novellas this year as well as two short stories.
? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? I get the story idea from a dream and I feel if I don't start it right away, I'll lose it. The other is, I won't allow any plot or story changes by editors. They can change all else, but I'm superstitious about the story itself.
? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write? No, I have a by the seat of your pants way of writing and I just let it flow.
? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters? From dreams and once I saw an old John Wayne film and by accident, it had the Griffith Observatory, up on a mountain in the backdrop while he rode across the plain. If gave me the idea for my Western Paranormal story.
? How do you decide what you want to write about? I don't. I believe I have a muse and she decides and she spins it. I am nothing but a glorified editor.
? What books have most influenced your life? Romance novels of course and tons of them in my past. However, I have not read a full book since I took up writing professionally. Five years now, I guess because I don't have to. I get to read and write at the same time!
? What do you like to do when you are not writing? I'm obsessed with writing and all else has been shoved aside. I do cook and garden though. Hubby and I love to watch all the old classic in movies, especially old westerns.
? What is your favorite comfort food? That freaking awesome chocolate!
? What do you think makes a good story? Intrigue, mystery and a lot of suspense. Two people who are at odds, and then have feelings for each other. Some hot scenes and great action. I also must write paranormal, I've tried to write a contemporary story and it always takes that paranormal turn.
? Who would you consider your favorite author and why? Emily Dickinson, my hero. Why? She changed the way people looked at female authors.
? What book, if any, do you read over and over again? I've read the Flame and The Flower many times in the past. It's old I know, but it influenced me early on. I loved that book.
Fun random questions:
· dogs or cats? One dog and plenty of cats!
· Coffee or tea? Both but coffee a lot.
· Dark or milk chocolate? Both, and again; throw in some white chocolate as well and I'm so there!
· Rocks or flowers? I garden flowers but I have a rock collection?
· Night or day? Night… always night.
· Favorite color? Red, have to admit it--Red bold and flashing and any variation of it, love burgundy.
· Crayons or markers? Markers, they flow better and I'm all about the flow. (wink)
· Pens or pencils? Pens, only I can never find one when I need it.
You can check out my reviews of Beholder and Lace and Leather by clicking HERE.