Interview with Liz Savage

How do you approach cover design?
At the moment I produce my own covers. I enjoy developing them but I’m interested to see if readers like them - I’m certainly keen to get feedback.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
These change a lot with time, at the moment my favourites are:
• Anna Karenina - because Tolstoy writes so well about how people feel. It’s a good love story, but there is so much more there.
• The End of the Affair - the joy and guilt of an adulterous affair by Graham Greene, who knew all about it.
• The Cat’s Paw by James Heron - I like a thriller with a bit of bonking.
• Secret Wife Swapping by Sexy Singles - just good dirty fun.
• Sex Appeals by Addison Novak. More fun.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for about 10 years. First at work -training manuals etc then recently for myself because I enjoy it. I love all types of literature but especially erotica and thrillers.
What's the story behind your latest book?
At the moment, I'm writing a book called Blood Diamonds; it's an erotic vampire thriller. A successful businesswoman's holiday is spoiled by a relationship breakup, but then she finds a new man. He's not quite what she expected and perhaps neither is she.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the freedom to put my own ideas into practice and not have my work changed for the needs of a publishing house.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Feedback from readers who have enjoyed the book. This gives me the motivation‚Äč to write more. My commute to work is great, after years of traffic jams, I now just walk to my shed in the garden and I'm in writing mode.
What do your fans mean to you?
Most important. I need to hear from them - what they want next, what they didn't like as much as what they did. Without them writing is pointless - I‚Äč want to be read.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I want to be a successful writer and I can only do this at my computer. Sometimes in that gap between sleeping and waking I get ideas but I also need to pay some bills and that helps too.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to read to spend time with my family and to travel.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I decide what genre I'm in the mood for and then look through the offerings. I guess my eye is first drawn to a good cover and then to the description.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was when I was a kid - my parents thought it was great but they were in the minority.
Published 2015-05-28.
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