Interview with Elizabeth Smith

What do you read for pleasure?
I love to sit down with a good romance book from time to time!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my I-Pad. But, I tend to read my ebooks on kindle or iBooks.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Don't be afraid to just ask. I find word of mouth and direct communication works best.
Describe your desk
Wherever my computer lands aka why it tends to be so messy!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Baltimore but grew up mostly in the Midwest of the United States. It shaped how I viewed the world and what problems in it I found most important. It also made me more keen to bring up issues of the environment.
When did you first start writing?
I can't remember to be honest! I've been crafting stories for as long as I can remember.
What's the story behind your latest book?
After many years of writing, I decided I wanted to finally collect some of it and publish. Then, Imago Dei was born.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The desire to share my writing with the world but, also have a bit of independence when it came to the writing and publishing process.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When my characters surprise me in new and interesting ways. That and when I can sit back and read a story spelling error free!
What are you working on next?
I have a couple of new stories in the works.

Right now I’m in the process of starting a new YA/Sci-Fi series dubbed “Glass Wings”. There’s two planned books (Cicada’s Trap and Hornet’s Nest). It features a diverse cast, solarpunk themes, and a lot of drone warfare!

I’m also planning a novella called “Sweet Cyanide & Empty Tombs”. I’m hoping for it to contain three short stories that are interconnected, two of which are in the title, and the other being A Time for Everything. I get a kick out of overly long titles, and obscure references, so figured if I put the name of the short stories in it, I’ll have no excuse to go over.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have many but the ones I always come back to are Dan Brown and Toni Morrison.
Published 2016-01-09.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.