Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome Elizabeth Noble today

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Talking with author Elizabeth Noble

How long did it take you to get your rough draft finished on your latest release? I think it took about 6 weeks from start to submission. I don’t really do a rough draft and edit when the whole book is complete. I’ll write five or six chapters, go back and edit those then when I have another third or so of the book done I’ll go back and edit. I do that all the way through so when I’m done writing, I’ve pretty much completed the book and it’s ready for submission.

What genres do you write in? I currently write in the genres of contemporary mystery/suspense; urban fantasy and scifi.

Is there anything you will never write about?

Do you have a favorite quote from your book(s)? This from Jewel Cave and makes me giggle every time I read it. It’s part of an exchange between one of the main characters, Griff and his coworker and good friend, Candice.

“Please. All men have the same look when they fight with their husbands, wives, whatever, and you, my friend, are wearing it like a neon sign. So give me the gritty details, and I’ll need the follow-up when you get your act together and have the makeup sex.”

Is there anything you wish to say to your readers? Thank you for reading my books and asking for more!

For readers who haven't tried your books yet, how do you think your editor or loyal readers would describe your books? There is a lot of action in my books—of all sorts! While there are parts of each book with angst, that isn’t my strongest point. I tend more to mix humor in with the more emotional scenes. My readers and editors have said that dialog and the character development are my strongest points.

When writing, how do you keep track of timelines, ideas, inspiration and such? By notes on the computer, a notebook perhaps? Ah, I use mainly a virtual notebook called OneNote. It’s wonderful! I use it for everything, not only my writing. It’s a great invention. I can put links, notes, copy and paste entire articles and add pictures if I want. Everything is stored on SkyDrive as well as my computer. I have it on my phone too. Each series gets a ‘notebook’ and within that I have sections for each book, my research, time line, title ideas, whatever I need.

I’ve also used it to take pics of the model/serial number label on my electronics and appliances, keep gardening tips, all sorts of things.

It comes with Office Suite but I believe Evernote is very similar.

I’m always looking for book recommendations. What books have you been reading? Would you recommend them? I’ve been reading the Dresden files, Lou Sylvre’s James and Vasquez series and Protector of the Alpha by Parker Williams. I recommend them all. I’m a slow reader so it takes me forever to get through books.

Writer’s block—real or hype? For me it’s utter hype. The thing with writing, or any artistic endeavor is if you don’t work at it doesn’t happen.

What advantages or challenges does a writer in your genre face in today’s fiction market? People often don’t take romance fiction seriously and that applies to MM and MF books.  It’s sad really because some of the better books I’ve read of any genre are MM romance. Many books considered literature and not romance still have romantic elements. I’m often confused why there is the division.

Has there been any characters that started off as supporting characters, but then developed into a more prominent character?  Oh, heavens yes. That happens to me with almost every book or series. They become more important or readers especially like them and bam—you have a main character.

That’s sort of how the Circles series developed. Minor characters became characters who need their story told and I wanted to tell that story. They became interesting characters. So, I decided to just go with taking a minor character and letting him or her develop to something more major.

How do you like to relax after a day writing? I like to walk my dog, often we go to a nearby park where she can run free. I read and watch tv, usually at the same time and I paint my walls.

The Jewel Cave
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Blurb(s): Through ten wonderful years Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop weathered good times and bad together. Lately they haven’t spent as much time together as they’d like, and their physical relationship is suffering. Then Clint loses his job at the steel mill. Instead of worrying, he sees it as an opportunity to lean on his steady partner, start his writing career, and rekindle the passion they’ve lost.

 But a friendly relationship with another author turns to obsession, putting Clint’s life in danger. Taken against his will to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must rely on the skills he’s learned from Griff to survive.

 Fearing the worst, Griff tracks Clint across the country. As a US Marshall, Griff’s always been the man who keeps everyone safe, but he doesn’t know how he and Clint will survive this.

Categories: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Gay Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Clint nearly jumped out of his skin when someone’s strong arm snaked around his waist and pulled him back against a firm body. Warm breath blew in his ear along with the words, “You left the door unlocked again. I could be the neighborhood whack job here to bludgeon you to death after defiling you.”
“You scared the crap out of me!” Clint yelped, trying to squirm away, but it was useless. “You’re the guy on this street with all the big guns.” Behind him Griff chuckled and used one finger to move Clint’s hair away from his neck. He pressed a soft kiss to the spot. Clint glared down at the dogs. “And you two! You need watchdog lessons.”
Griff let go of Clint, turned him, and shook him by the shoulders for a second. “Lock the goddamn doors. Even if someone smashes through the storm door, you’ll at least hear them.” He raised his eyebrows and leaned away from Clint, letting him go. “For me. Please.”
“What you really don’t want is some moron busting up the storm door since you’d have to help me replace it,” Clint muttered.
Griff pointed up. “Hey, I happen to have a deep appreciation for that door. Notice I’m tactfully not mentioning how delightful you are when you work on a construction project?” Clint burst out laughing. Griff’s blue-gray eyes twinkled, and the corners crinkled in the way Clint loved when Griff smiled. “Sorry I’m late,” Griff said, leaning down to pet the dogs.

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Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she's not writing she's working as a veterinary nurse, so don't be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Two of Elizabeth's books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.

Author Contact:
Twitter: @elizabethnoble1

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