Author Interview: Liz Kreger (And, psst…a prize!) Back to Blog

Update…the winner is…Angela M!! Congrats, Angela!

My 30 Days of Demons Contest may be over, but I’ve still got some great authors that I’d like to feature here on my blog. And one of those authors is my friend, Liz Kreger.  I was hooked by Liz’s “Tomorrow” books–the woman can write some great action scenes!

Liz, thanks for coming by and answering my interview questions!

1. Please tell us about the genre (or genres) that you write.

First off.  Thanx Cynthia for having me.  I don’t think I’ve done an interview before, so I’m a newbie at this.  LOL.

Okay, let’s see, married, one daughter, I live in St. Francis, Wisconsin where we bitch about the cold winters and hot summers in equal measures.  I’ve been writing off and on for the past twenty years, but it was only about eight years ago when I discovered the paranormal/science fiction romance genre that I finally discovered what I wanted to do when I grew up.  I’ve since written and had published two science fiction/romances and have written, am revising and editing and will be shopping out about four contemporary paranormals and one futuristic.

2.    Describe your current (or upcoming) release in 15 words or less.

Cruel.

Promise for Tomorrow” is a space opera loaded with action, intrigue and romance.

(With two words to spare.  LOL)

3.   Okay, Liz, now use as many words as you’d like to describe your story.

“Jhaan san deCain has only a few days left to find his psi-mate or lose his place as heir to the throne of Dakar. Rescuing Zarian princess Rianna Chartier from an assassination attempt was supposed to be a temporary deviation from his quest. But the moment he lays eyes on Rianna, he realizes he is looking at his salvation. The beautiful alien is his perfect psychic match.

He is driven to wed her quickly, even if it is without her knowledge or consent. For without a psi-mate, he will not only lose the throne, he will be doomed to a life of sexual dormancy. And his people will be pushed closer to the edge of extinction.

Rianna cannot deny her attraction to Jhaan, but she is already betrothed to a Turnisian prince in a politically advantageous match. Dakarians are respected, even feared, for their formidable psychic power, but she is forced to rely on Jhaan’s charity to escort her safely to Turnis.

Rianna is outraged to discover Jhaan has tricked her into marriage. But his deception proves minor when they discover that someone will stop at nothing to see her dead.”

Probably more than you wanted to hear.

4.    Which character do you like better from PROMISE FOR TOMORROW—the hero or the heroine?  Why?

My heroine, Rianna.  While she isn’t your typical kick-butt heroine, she does come into her own in this book.  She goes from being a matrimonial sacrifice to a woman in her own right.  She finds her strengths and her capabilities.

5.    What is the most challenging part of being a writer?

Finding the time.  Between being a full time mom and a full time legal assistant, sometimes finding the time to write seems next to impossible.  Coming up with ideas aren’t a problem.  In fact, that’s the easy part.  It’s the uninterrupted time I need to get said ideas plugged into the computer that’s a challenge.

6.    In a fight, who would win…Dracula or the wolf-man?  What? This question seems odd? Please, folks are dying to know this answer.

Oh, Dracula any day.  I like werewolves, but after all, they’re still vulnerable to a nibble or two.  Besides, Dracula always struck me as the sneakier of the two.

7.    What’s your favorite scary movie?  Come on, spill.  No explanations—just name it.  Let everyone else guess why.

Not much of a scary movie watcher … but, let’s see … but the last one I saw was “Aliens”.  More ick than scary.

8.    Tell me the one thing you wish you’d known about being a writer, um, before you became a writer.

I wish I’d known exactly how green I was.  I thought you just had to write the book and get it published.  Never knew about all the hoops you had to jump through.  Still, it’s a learning experience and one that makes it all worthwhile.

9.    What is your writing schedule like?

There’s a schedule?  Well, sorta.  I get up at 4:00 a.m and write for about two hours.   It’s the only time that the house is completely quiet and I can concentrate.  Needless to say I’m usually in bed by 8:00 p.m.  I have a hard time writing when people are around, so early morning or the rare couple of hours on the weekend when I’m alone are my primo writing time.

10.    Tell me anything you’d like to tell me.

What?  That most writers are neurotic introverts that shouldn’t be allowed out without a keeper?  No, I won’t tell you that.  LOL.

Again, thanx for having me, Cyn.  I enjoyed the interview.  Incidentally, I’m looking forward to your next release.  Can’t wait for Niol’s story.

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Got a question for Liz?  Leave her a comment and you could win a copy of PROMISE FOR TOMORROW. Oh, yeah, that’s right.  My Demon Contest is over, but I’m in the mood to giveaway another prize, and I’ll send one winner a copy of PROMISE FOR TOMORROW.

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58 responses to “Author Interview: Liz Kreger (And, psst…a prize!)”

  1. Liz Kreger says:

    Well, here it is at 4:50 in the morning (Central time) and I’m actually up and working. Won’t swear to the awake part but things are appearing on my laptop.

    Thanx Pam, Fran, Lindsey and Eva for stopping in. Personally speaking, I think my books are pretty damned good … not that I’m biased or anything. LOL

    Space operas seem to be making a name for themselves as their own genre. I’m hoping to see more of them.

  2. Shari C says:

    Thanks for the interview, Liz. ‘Promise for Tomorrow’ sounds very exciting and am definitely adding it to my ‘To Buy’ list.

  3. danni says:

    Great interview. Promise for Tomorrow sounds very interesting and is definitely going on my tbr pile.

  4. Liz Kreger says:

    Wonderful Shari. I think I mentioned above … I enjoyed writing these space operas so much. With anything in the paranormal genre (and I use a wide basis here) the sky is the limit. You can make your story anything you want and who’s gonna tell you you’re wrong?

    Thanx for stopping in Danni. It was fun hanging around Cyn’s blog site. lol.

  5. CherylS22 says:

    Great interview! I’m so into the fantasy of other worlds. This book looks exactly like what I enjoy to read the most.

    Congrats on your new release – and good luck finding time in your hectic day to continue writing.

  6. emily l says:

    What’s your favorite musical? :)

  7. Liz Kreger says:

    That’s the trick, isn’t it, Cheryl. Finding the time to write. I actually managed to get five pages written this morning … so I’m really pleased with myself right now. 😆

  8. Liz Kreger says:

    I’m a little late responding to these last few comments, so bear with me. My favorite musical, Emily? Hell, “Chicago” … hands down. Love the story, the dancing and of course, the fabulous music. When I was in New York a couple of years ago, a friend and I managed to catch it on Broadway. Made it waaaay cool.

    Saw “Cats” a number of years ago and still remember it vividly. Fantastic costumes and music.