#WOTR22 #attendingauthor #spotlight – Liz Flaherty

Liz Flaherty

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Liz Flaherty – I live in north central Indiana and I write sweet contemporary romance with leanings toward seasoned romance and women’s fiction. I’ve also written a column called Window Over the Sink for over 30 years.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The ones after it are harder because I have a difficult time with two things. (1) Keeping things straight, no matter how much attention I’ve paid to detail. (2) Maintaining excitement. At the end of the day, I’d rather write stand-alone than series.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I try to make the stories and the protagonists as different as I can, but I’m not sure I accomplish it.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Use it. Emotional writing is often the best. Who wants to read about a life that’s not messy?

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I come to the office first thing in the morning and stay here until about noon, then occasionally a couple of hours later in the day. How much of that time is spent writing and how much is spent staring at the wall is…well, it’s the process.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Grace, from ONE MORE SUMMER, is probably my favorite. She had every reason in the world not to be loving and giving, but it didn’t stop her from doing both–even though the love was sometimes of the tough variety! She wasn’t beautiful or extraordinary in any way except the size of her heart.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

HOME TO SINGING TREES is a historical based right here where I live. I’ve always thought it would be a good film. As to who would star in it, I don’t watch enough movies to pick anyone! At the time I wrote it, I think I had Jeff Daniels and Anne Hathaway.

What is your definition of success?

Being happy.

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