Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Elizabeth Seckman Interview!

I am thrilled to have the lovely Elizabeth Seckman here today. Elizabeth is so hilarious and fun, and always so supportive of her fellow writers.
 
We're talking a little about her newest book, Fate Intended.
 
Fate Intended


This is the third Coulter man you've written, do you have a favorite? 
No offense to Tres and Trip, Craig is my favorite, probably because he is full of attitude...just like my husband ;)

What are your writing essentials? Coffee, a cozy chair, a Pinterest board full of hot guys? 
I cannot do anything bigger than a blog post with people around me. I guess because the blog is just me dumping my thoughts on the world; I can do that and cook dinner. But to write the stories, I need to be in the zone... I can't be there and constantly be asked, "Mom, what's for eats?" 
An awesome meme!
I am as bad with Pinterest as I am Twitter. I go there to make story boards (because people tell me they're cool), and I get distracted by funny memes. I'm a meme junkie!  I do like a hot beverage, though there's an Arcticly chilled vortex on the left hand side of my desk that cools it in the blink of an eye. And the chair can't be too cozy...I'm liable to nap!


Is it bitter sweet to see the series come to an end? 


When I was done with Fate Intended, I was ready to start something fresh, but story lovers started asking for more before it was out a week. I kept telling them, "I'm out of Coulter men." A few suggested an illegitimate brother, maybe an adoption. Then one wise lady sent me an email and asked, "What about Tanner?"
Well, Jenna's son, Tanner, was in his teens in Past Due and his early twenties in Fate Intended and since I've never written outside the adult genre, I said not likely. Then while vacationing at the beach, Tanner started to whisper his story in my ear, so looks like there will be another Coulter man looking for love.



 

Oh, that's so exciting! I didn't know there'd be another one!

What do you plan to write next?

I am polishing up a historical I wrote several years ago. And I am currently working on the rough draft of Tanner's story and collaborating with Tammy Theriault on a YA about a group of friends challenging each other to remain "cherry". The story idea has been bouncing in my head for years, but I wanted distinctive voices for the characters. Enter the witty, one of a kind Tammy, and the book is ready to be written! 

Fate Intended is the third book in the Coulter Men Series.  Trip is the last of the Coulter sons to find love. He’s a handsome man with all the skills a young spy needs to succeed. But when it comes to love, he misses the target. Jane is a sweet beauty who may or may not be wanted for murder. She’s hiding out as a cleaning lady when chance brings her and Trip together. It looks like a happily ever after is in the cross hairs until reality tries to destroy what fate has intended.



Elizabeth Seckman is a simple chick with a simple dream…to write stories people want to read.

Amazon Page


Thanks for sharing today, Elizabeth! Always happy to have you here!

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17 comments:

  1. I can't write with people around me either. Don't know how people write in coffee shops.
    Fans have a way of getting their way when it comes to a series, don't they?

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    1. I am, at heart, a people pleaser. They ask. I deliver; or try.

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    2. I have to be able to write with kids running around. :) I don't think I could do a coffee shop, though.

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  2. I've got used to blocking out people. I can even write with Pokemon on in the background now... just! Who-hoo for another Coulter Man :-)

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    1. I can block out TV, but not people. Or the phone. Dang that thing!

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    2. Lol! Yeah, we have Pokémon in the background here, too. And Dora and all sorts of others. :)

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  3. I just recently became acquainted with Elizabeth and her blog. I will definitely check out her books! I think Elizabeth is my new role model-- write, publish, promote: rinse and repeat.

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    1. And I just recently found me a new bestie. This clever gal named Karen...

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    2. She is clever! Elizabeth is a great role model. :)

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  4. Thanks for having me over Rachelle! Hilarious, fun, and supportive? Aw shucks. I could only hope to be all that!

    You're all levels of wonderful yourself!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. :) And thanks for dropping by!

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  5. LOL I'm as bad at Pinterest as I am at Twitter too. But I do love the memes!
    Great interview, ladies.

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    1. There are just so many social sites. How will we ever keep up!?

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  6. What a wonderful interview. So exciting to learn more about Elizabeth. How exciting that Tanner stated whispering in her ear and the storyline could get started! Wishing her the best of luck. Thanks for the amazing giveaway. :)

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    1. Thanks Jess :) I can use all the luck I can get!

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  7. Strangely my most popular pinterest board is the one for models and clothes. I don't really follow these things in life but I love the pictures online and apparently Pinterest followers of my boards love what I love, funny. I'm a Pinterest addict and I keep mine updated and also get distracted by Funny Memes. Nice interview and love you Liz.

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    1. It's no surprise Sheena-kay. You have great taste and people are drawn to it.

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