Interview with Elizabet Towers

Describe your desk
I am a senior in highschool so I have my notebooks and folders on it. I have my earbuds, a skeleton girl in a dress necklace, and a Hollister with a very sexy man on it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Oregon and growing up I was always told that I have a big imagination. I started writing when I joined GaiaOnline, it helped my writing skills. Then sometimes when watching a show or listening to a show, I would get an elaborate idea on what to write about. Especially coming up with stories and my inspiration was a single song lyric.
I love writing and have been encouraged to do so by family members and teachers, it is a hobby of mine now.
When did you first start writing?
I think it was in sixth grade when I was 11, I had just finished reading NightWorld by L.J. Smith and I thought of a fanfiction to write. Unfortunately that story was written in pencil and is very faded, and I still make edits to that story today when I come across it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The first book I had started to publish is on Wattpad called Cyber Love.
When first reading the short hook summary, it seems cliche, but it truly isn't.
It is rated R because I have characters swear a lot and there may be violence, and most definitely sexual scenes.
I love reading stories with bad boys, stories with BDSM in it, stories where people meet online only to realize they knew each other, and then I thought why not combine them and switch it up.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love writing and realized that I want to share my stories with everyone and yeah.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The creation of the characters and literally seeing them in your head as you write the story, feeling what they feel and just making them a part of yourself.
What are you working on next?
I have two books that I have written more on than Cyber Love and I might do those next. One is Bittersweet which is a romance and definitely not modern or ordinary, and the other is The Girl Who Cured Cancer which is a futuristic society where they have achieved cure for all diseases and have ceased the evolution of parasites and bacteria, the only problem is Cancer. All about one girl who somehow cured Cancer because of the cereal she ate every morning for breakfast.
Who are your favorite authors?
This is soooo hard. I hope it is okay if the list is super long.
~L.J. Smith because of the Night World and Vampire Diaries
~ P.C and Kristin Cast because of the House of Night Series and the way they diverge from the traditional vampires
My Angel and Nephilim phase
~Cassandra Clare because of the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices, I love her take on Nephilim
~Becca Fitzpatrick because of the Hush Hush saga and she has a totally different take on Nephilim
~Lauren Kate because of the Fallen series and is another series about Angels and Nephilim
Faerie phase
~Holly Black
~Melissa Marr
~Julie Kagawa
My fave erotica authors
~Tymber Dalton, awesome Erotica author and my fave book of hers is Denim Dom and Cardinal's Rules is a close second
~Most definitely Cherise Sinclair with her Shadowlands Series, my two favourite were Club Shadowlands and Breaking Free
~Sam Crescent
~Jenika Snow
~Jane Rylon
~Mia Ashlinn
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
During the week I am a highschool student and it is most definitely catching my bus, making it to school on time, and passing.
On the weekends if I don't get up by 8:30-9am, my step-dad or mom will come wake me up :(
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I would Google the books I found that I want to read and after a while I found Tuebl which is amazing and just recently I found Smashwords.
What is your writing process?
1. I will write my idea down when I first get it.
2. I create my main characters (how I want them to look, how old they are, personality, family, etc.)
3. I start writing, but if I want create a friend for the best friend of the heroine, I can't move on until I think of a name. That may or may not take a couple days.
4. Then I just keep writing. If I don't know what to write next, I'll take a break and may or may not forget about it. Then I would go read through my stories and edit them if I need to then continue writing them.
Published 2015-02-04.
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