Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Liz Borino Interview-What Money Can't Buy

One of the best things to come out of working with Lazy Day Publishing is not only working with Staci Helling and Mark McConnell, but becoming friends with a lot of co-authors. Especially Liz Borino.

Liz's latest release called 'What Money Can't Buy,' is the sequel of her debut novel, Expectations. The books tells the tale of twin brothers Matt and Chris and their various life's journeys.

Here is Liz!

1.For the people that haven’t read your first book “Expectations,” tell us about it?

Expectations depicts the struggle between what we desire for ourselves and our familial obligations. The struggle is personified by Chris and Matt Taylor, identical twins, who are trying to win their overbearing father’s approval and acquire their trust funds. Love, money, and desire collide as Matt and Chris decide what’s really important to them.

2.Does “Money Can’t Buy” its sequel take place immediately after Expectations end?

It begins five months later.

3.How is it different from the 1st book?

What Money Can’t Buy is darker than Expectations. Carley is more hormonal (read: crazy). Robert is definitely less of a threat.

4.I love twins. Especially these two. How did you decide to write about twins?

You have no idea how happy it makes me to know you love my boys as much as I do. No, that’s not possible. I love writing about brothers the relationships fascinate me. Add identical twins to that? It’s so much fun. Their connection plays a large part in the books. They feel for each other with an empathy those of us without such a connection cannot understand.

5.Do you base your characters on people you know? i.e. Friends or family?

I can’t point to a character and assign a specific familiar influence. My characters are all a part of me, as I am of them. And yes, that includes the influences in my life, friends and family.

6.Explain your writing process. Do you write everyday, write in sections? Do you work on one project at a time?

One project at a time! I write when I’m most inspired. I try to make it every day and now that I’m working on the third book in the series, I’ll have to make it more regular.

7.Do you listen to music? If so what kinds?

Are there people who don’t listen to music? How silent their world must be. Yes, I love music. I’m going to be honest and say I listen to a lot of rock and pop, with some Broadway thrown in there.

8.What projects are you working on now?
As yet untitled book three in the Taylor Twins Series.

9.How has it been working with Lazy Day Publishing?

Oh, Lazy Day is incredible. They’re supportive and passionate about their authors. And that’s just the publishers themselves. When I got signed on Lazy Day, I was welcomed into a family of authors.

10.Any advice to any aspiring authors?

I used to say no because there’s so much advice floating around as it is. But after a recent editing experience, here’s my two cents. Learn to trust yourself, your story, and your characters. And defend them if need be. That doesn’t mean don’t listen to your editors, (as an editor, I beseech you to listen) but if after careful consideration you find their suggestions do not fit your idea for the story, you should calmly and logically explain why. Ultimately, it’s your name on the cover of the book, not your editor’s.

Thanks Liz. All the best and continued success with your books. I can't wait to read them.

For anyone who is interested in purchasing either Expectations or What Money Can't Buy. They are available at amazon.com, b&n.com and allromance.com

The links for amazon.com are here.

For Expectations click here..

And for What Money Can't Buy. Click here

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