Interview with Eliana Lee

Books-n-Kisses is pleased to welcome Elaina Lee to the blog today. Elaina can you please share with us a little about yourself

Hello!  My name is Elaina Lee.  I’m a mother, a wire, an author and a cover artist.  J  I live in Alabama in the tiny remote city.  In my spare time I try to find creative ways to feed us since we’re no longer near any sort of restaurants.  It’s proving to be a challenge.

Have you always wanted to be an author?

Actually no.  I started writing at a young age as a way to get pictures out of my head.  I enjoyed it and just considered it something I did for fun.  It wasn’t until I actually finished a book that I realized I wanted my hobby to go somewhere.

Can you share with us your typical writing day. Is there anything you have to have while writing?  

I sadly no longer have a typical writing day.  If I have time to write after designing covers all day, I’ll sit down and peck out as many sentences as I can before my life interrupts or inspiration runs dry.  I usually need to listen to music, but that isn’t always possible, so I do the best I can!

Most challenging or rewarding part of writing?

Seeing my characters come to life and knowing they’ll eventually be read and hopefully enjoyed by readers is the most rewarding part.

Can you please tell us about your latest book(s)?

A Very Southern Affair is a southern romantic comedy about a northern man arriving in the south and hoping to make a change to a city that doesn’t really want changing….

How did you come with the idea for this story?

I’m from Oregon and moving here was a huge culture shock.  I couldn’t resist writing a romantic comedy revolving around some of the issues/situations that I have personally dealt with or witnessed.

Can you share with us your current work in progress?

Sure!  I am working on the sequel to A Very Southern Affair.  The heroine is Hollee’s best friend Estelle, who has found herself in quite a Dilemma.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Iris Johansen is my absolute favorite author.  But I never miss books by Sarah Balance, Stephanie Taylor or Jerri Drennen.

Do you feel that any of your favorite authors have inspired your writing style? 

No, it’s actually a fear I have, another author influencing my writing style.  A style is as unique as a voice, and I’d hate to copy or imitate anyone’s unique way of storytelling!

What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?

I so rarely have time to read right now!  I haven’t gone on the hunt for a new book in a long time.  I have a few I’d like to check out that I’ve recently done covers for.  Marie Hall’s Kingdom Series is something I’m really excited to check out.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thank you for having me!




3 Responses to Interview with Eliana Lee

  1. Eri July 27, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Hmm….looks like I have another author to check out!

  2. Maria D. July 27, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Nice interview! I like the sound of A Very Southern Affair – I’ll have to check it out

  3. Jeannie L July 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    A Very South Affair sounds funny and interesting. Will check it out.

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