MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ERZABET BISHOP
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
Hi. My name is Erzabet Bishop and I write steamy paranormal and contemporary romance.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
I have two new releases. Bound in Fire came out on August 16th and it’s about a phoenix hiding within a fire witch. When her family plots to sever her ties with her mate, fate steps in with a plan to help her find her happily ever after. Insert a hunky cat shifter fireman and a host of fun characters I can’t wait to play with.
Snow just came out yesterday (August 30th) and it is my take on Snow White with wolves instead of dwarves. Why choose just one mate after all. grin
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I have always loved paranormal romance and writing them is so much fun!
What kind of research did you do for this book?
For Bound in Fire I got to interview hunky firemen at the local station. That was a lot of fun and very educational.
Can you tell me about your Series?
Bound in Fire is the first one in the Gibbous Moon series. A whole host of characters awaits.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
Not yet. J But my Shifting Hearts Dating Agency has been the one readers really respond to. Curvy girls rule!
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I work as a bookstore manager, so my days are never the same. Writing time is when I can fit it in. Word count wise, I try to do a thousand words a day but it comes when it comes. Lol.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
The Devil’s Due is the last book in the Demons in Darkness trilogy and I am finishing it up now.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
I try to make the names fit the characters. The heroine for Bound in Fire has a name that speaks to fire. Snow of course is purity that has been tampered with. Names draw you into the story.
Where do your ideas come from?
Everywhere. insert diabolical laughter
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
Yes. Picture books for children. Under a different pen name of course.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Life balance. The hairballs are taking over my house. shudders
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Hitting USA Today twice with the box sets I have been a part of. That was a learning experience.
Have you always liked to write?
Yes, but it wasn’t until about six years ago that I really started to take it seriously.
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Don’t stop. No matter what. Write how you need to, when you need to but don’t give up.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
Well, I wish I could actually make a living from my books. Lol. I am a bookstore manager so playing with books is a 24/7 thing for me no matter what.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I do read them, both the good and the bad. If the bad has constructive criticism, I try to learn from it. If they didn’t bother to read it and still leave a negative review then I don’t take much stock in it.
What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
The end. It’s the best feeling to finish writing a book.
Where did your love of books come from?
As a child I loved to read and had a family that encouraged books and the library.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Oh yes. Too many to list here. I read a wide range. Thrillers, YA, romance. Horror. Babbling about books is my second favorite pastime. Some that I have read lately would be: Sadie, The Woman in the Window, The Silent Patient, The Other Side of Midnight, Broken Girls, The Outsider, Clock Dance, Court of Thorns and Roses, Bring Me Their Hearts and many more.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Both. It takes a lot out of me to create but it’s part of me. If I don’t get to write I get edgy.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Where Is My Time Turner?
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Erzabet Bishop is a two time USA Today award winning and bestselling author of paranormal and erotic romance. She lives in Houston, Texas and when she isn’t writing about sexy shifters or voluptuous heroines she enjoys playing in local bookstores and watching movies with her husband and furry kids.
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Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️