C. Elizabeth didn’t set out to discover writing, instead it discovered her. For Ms. Elizabeth, writing is the ultimate escape into peacefulness. The ability to bring characters and stories to life, for readers, brings her much excitement and delight.
Absolute Obsession is C. Elizabeth’s first novel and is a delightful contemporary romance, whose characters used Ms. Elizabeth as a vessel to express themselves and their story.
Please tell us a bit about your book, Absolute Obsession, and what you hope readers take away from reading it.
For 42 year old Rose Gerbaldi, life is tiring and she finds herself absorbed in a self-created fantasy realm while reading a book. Little does she know that with each word read, fate is conspiring to intervene, ultimately catapulting 30 year old, inhumanly beautiful, British movie star, Michael Terrance, into her life. When reality reclaims her, the lives that fate had so lovingly entwined, are consequently devastated, leaving each certain that they will never find that for which they long for. Can fate withstand the force of reality?
I am excited to have the characters of Absolute Obsession come to life in readers’ minds – this is what excites me the most. I want the readers to get lost in the novel, wanting more as they turn each page. Most of all I want them to feel every emotion the characters have, connecting with them, ultimately taking the reader into another life, away from the everyday busyness we all seem to surround ourselves with.
Who are your favorite characters in the story?
My favorite character is Michael. Though the main voice is Rose, Michael is the driving force behind the whole novel.
Do you have a favorite line or excerpt from your book?
Not particularly, I love it all
If your current release were to be turned into a movie, who would you love to see play what characters and why?
Quite frankly, I have never thought about it.
What are your favorite aspects of writing?
Getting lost in the story as my characters unfold it for me while I write.
Your least favorite aspects of writing?
I don’t believe I have a least favorite.
Who are some of your favorite authors/books?
VC Andrews – all of her series
Stephen King – Pet Cemetery was one that stands out for me
What are you reading right now?
Unfortunately, there is no time for reading right now…but hopefully I’ll get some soon
If you could have a dinner party and invite five authors – dead or alive – who would they be and what would you serve them?
John Grisham – Steak and baked potatoes
VC Andrews – Pasta with white wine sauce
Stephen King – Rare roast beef and mashed potatoes
Nora Roberts – Salmon with wild rice
Tom Clancy – Hamburgers and homemade French fries
What is a book that you wish you could say that you had written and why?
VC Andrews – Flowers in the Attic series. I read this series to my kids when they were old enough, we did it as family time before bed, and this series was what got my kids hooked on reading. It would have been nice to say that I hooked them.
What is the greatest piece of advice (for writing and/or just living) that you have heard?
Listen to your inner self, it knows you the best.