Featured Interview With Elizabeth N. Harris
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born in Dagenham, Essex but moved to Doncaster in 2002 and then to Chesterfield in 2005. I prefer living in the country compared to the city or town. I like to look out of my back door and see green fields and trees. I have five children, four boys and a girl and seven cats! Yes, seven!
I love reading, I think that comes hand in hand with writing. I sew, knit, quilt and embroider. I love and adore dragons. Although based in the UK, I love the NFL, MLB and NHL. I'm not keen on soccer or basketball!
I like movie nights with the children, we always make an effort to curl up with duvets and snacks and watch films. It's important to me we spend that time together.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was reading books from the age of two. My mother was alarmed by that fact. This continued throughout my life, a great love of books. At one point my parents were called to the school after I read five books in a day and the school thought my parents were pushing me. I was only seven at the time. My mother still laughs at the tantrum that ensued when they tried to ban me from the school library.
I love books, they let you escape into their worlds and walk hand in hand with a vampire, a baseball player, a cowboy. Books are a miracle, and your imagination can run riot. At twelve/thirteen I began writing and haven't stopped since, it was my imaginations turn to run riot. I've only just decided to publish now, inspired by the song This is Me.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favourite authors vary from Raymond E Feist to Anne Rice to Karen Marie Moning to Kristen Ashley. I read a variety of books and genres. I love the Star Wars books and adore the Morganville Vampires. If a book catches my interest it doesn't matter what genre it belongs to. I think life events inspire me a lot, people's stories of their lives and what they've accomplished are inspiring.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The latest book is Oakwood Manor. It's taken me two months to write as it flew out of me.I've toyed with what happens when someone dies before their time. This book is about Daniel Harrington who was murdered in 1715. He has chased every heir from his home Oakwood Manor and doesn't intend to share it. Then Sabine comes along and upsets his well-ordered life. She's as stubborn as he is and just as able to play pranks on him as he does her. I think the smurf scene is the book is truly funny. The questions that arise are many, do they solve his death? What happened to his friends? Where is his beloved sister?
Do they solve them or not? You'll have to read to find out!
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