Interview from Elizabrth Alsobrooks Tell Tale event

Welcome to JBR.  We are happy to have ELIZABETH ALSOBROOK with us today.

First why don't you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a bit of an oddball. I love history, mythology and all things mystical or theorized. I love to both research facts and suspend my disbelief to engage in what-ifs. That’s probably a trait most fiction writers share. I have seen ghosts, so I do believe in them. 

Newest release?

Product Details

Illuminati: The Book of Life

What can we expect from your stories, action, drama, romance, sex, blood and guts?

Yes to all of the above. Although I don’t know that I’d call the violence blood and guts. At least not the type Freddie Kruger likes.

Do you have a favorite character in your stories? Who? and Why?

Nalini. No question. She’s victimized, but refuses to be a victim. She gets knocked down and jumps right back out. I also like that she has a vulnerable side, that she’s able to care about people even though so many of them have been more than disappointing, including her parents.

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?

Probably Typhon. Villains are so much fun to write and so much fun to hate.

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series.

It’s based on ancient cave pictographs and the famous theories you may have heard about in Chariots of the Gods. 

Have there been any other authors who have inspired your work or helped you out with your stories?

My tastes are so eclectic. I love ancient and medieval literature and I love Shakespeare and Dante and Chaucer and Poe and the Bronte’s and Gaimen and Koontz and Rollins. I also love and forget fairy tales
and world myths and fables. I am lucky enough to have a group of wonderful writers who inspire me, critique me and support me emotionally through all my writing and personal life dramas. 

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Tweet about it, post it on their FB page, and write reviews. 

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Read. Read. Read. Read like a writer. How did the author make it interesting, describe it, show instead of tell, make the character come to life, ect.? Join a writer’s guild and find a critique partner who is also a writer. 

Do you have a favorite author? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?

Too many to name. I love almost anything from Dean Koontz. I love how lyrical and intelligent Thomas Sullivan’s work is. I love how well Nancy Gideon brings her characters to life, and I love how she tortures them…LOL! 

Can you remember one of the first things you wrote? What makes it memorable?

It was actually a prayer/poem published in the Wide Awake Club in our local newspaper. I was in elementary school at the time.

Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your works?


Do you have any other interesting hobbies, pets or stories you would like to share?

I have an adorably annoying Maltese and a Bichon/Maltese rescue doggie who loves everyone, especially her mommy. Hobbies? I love to hike. I read Tarot cards, and I love a good ghost tour in the dead of night. If you visit Charleston, SC, be sure to take one!

Favorite places to travel or visit?

I live on the side of a mountain in sunny Arizona, so I love to be home. But, I love to travel in Europe, too. London is my favorite International city, but I also love the cathedrals and antiquity in France, a week-long hike on the West Highland Way in Scotland where you are bound to see random abandoned ruins from the same period as the remnants of the old Roman roads you will be walking on, and come
upon giant long-haired highland cattle that haven’t changed in centuries. And what can one say about the Emerald Isle? The gardens, music, brew and food are fabulous, and the people are friendly and funny and all know a tale or two about the wee ones and those pesky leprechauns.

And now, before you go, how can we get your books: ( Include links to where we can find your work)

Thanks for visiting us here on JBR! We wish you great success! 
Julie Ramsey

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