Elizabeth Caulfield Felt has worked as a cross-pollinator, book seller, cashier, librarian, typist, secretary, teacher, but always as a writer! She reads voraciously, nearly every genre, and writes in multiple genres.
Her first Smashwords novel is historical fiction for adults: Syncopation: a memoir of Adele Hugo is the fictionalized autobiography of Victor Hugo's scandalous daughter. Soon to be released novels include a series of steampunk fairy tales for middle grade and young adult readers.
Elizabeth has lived in seven different states and three different countries. She speaks one language extremely well, another moderately well, can get by in a third, and loves the music of unknown languages.
What's the story behind your latest book?
In high school, I memorized the poem, Demain des l'aube by Victor Hugo because I loved it so much. In college, I wrote a research paper on Victor Hugo and was disgusted with his womanizing ways. Later, I was reminded of his poem by something and started wondering: what if he had not written that poem? Who would have written it? I saw a movie about his daughter Adele, and then started doing some more research on her. Her life was so fascinating! The story grew from there.
What are you working on next?
Wilde Wagers is the working title. Because of a wager initiated by Oscar Wilde, actress Olivia Snow travels to a country weekend with aristocrat Philip Lamb, pretending to be his sister Genevieve. Can she fool the guests? When a woman is murdered, Olivia is the prime suspect. Meanwhile, back in London, Genevieve pretends to be the actress Olivia, a deception that gets her into some trouble. The story is light-hearted and silly: a cross between the plays of Oscar Wilde and the romances of Georgette Heyer.