Interview with Elizabeth Schechter

Published 2019-12-17.
What are you working on next?
I have a few irons in the fire. I'm working on Book 3 of Heir to the Firstborn. I just finished an erotic paranormal romance set in a new universe where vampires live in peace alongside humans. And I have a group project coming up that I can't talk about quite yet.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have quite a few -- Jacqueline Carey, Laura Antoniou, Robert Heinlein, Tessa Dare, Courtney Milan, Anne Bishop, Mercedes Lackey.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I don't have much of a choice! I have a son who likes to have breakfast.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Wait, I could not be writing?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth, usually.
What is your writing process?
Butt in chair, hands on keyboard -- aka BICHOK. Sometimes, there's coffee involved. Actually, most of the time there's coffee involved.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my Android phone, which has the Kindle app and the Nook app.
Describe your desk
A pile for everything, and everything in it's pile. I do try to be organized -- I have my laptop and a larger second monitor. Notebooks, pens and more pens, and that's not counting my fountain pens. And a Funko Bulbasaur.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was in grade school. I made my first sale in 2009.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating the worlds. I love worldbuilding and seeing how everything interacts.
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Books by This Author

Children of Dreams (Heir to the Firstborn, Book 6)
Series: Heir to the Firstborn. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,540. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The Seer’s visions say that the Child of all four tribes will bring peace to the world. But at what cost?
Visions in Smoke (Heir to the Firstborn, Book 5)
Series: Heir to the Firstborn. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 125,960. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The Progress has begun. Once begun, there is no turning back. Once complete, Aria's rule is assured. But first, they have to survive the journey.
Swords of Charlemagne: The Complete Series
Price: $16.99 USD. Words: 360,970. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical » Victorian
Four swords imbued with incredible power that can be used to save the world... or destroy it.
Wings of Air (Heir to the Firstborn, Book 4)
Series: Heir to the Firstborn. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 129,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
At last, it looks like the end may be in sight. Aria has all of her Companions by her side, and the Usurper Mannon has abdicated and sworn his allegiance to her as Heir to the Firstborn. The time has come to leave Terraces and claim the Palace, and Aria’s place on the throne. As they lay their plans, news comes from the north – the Palace has been attacked by Risha and her forces. People have bee
Bones of Earth (Heir to the Firstborn, Book 3)
Series: Heir to the Firstborn. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 109,660. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
For Owyn, saving the world meant losing everything. Losing everything led him to something worth living for. Keeping that something may cost him his life.
Forged in Fire (Heir to the Firstborn, Book 2)
Series: Heir to the Firstborn. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 117,390. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
They came seeking safety, and found only lies. Now, it's a race against treachery and time to uncover the truth. A truth that might destroy all hope for a future.
Worlds Begin (Heir to the Firstborn, Book 0)
Series: Heir to the Firstborn. Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Worlds begin. Worlds end. Worlds begin again. So it is with worlds. The Creation myth behind the Heir to the Firstborn series.
Written in Water (Heir to the Firstborn, Book 1)
Series: Heir to the Firstborn. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,400. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Aven is the Waterborn, one of the five chosen by the Mother Goddess to rule the world. But first, he has to survive.