Her contemporary romance novel, Absolute Obsession, is about 42 year old Rose Gerbaldi who by an intervention of fate unites her heart and soul with 30 year old British movie star, Michael Terrance.
Please visit and blog with her at www.celizabeth.ca.
Q: Welcome to Beyond the Books, C. Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?
I am a first time published author.
Q: When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?
Absolute Obsession was picked up by Wings ePress Inc.
Q: How long did it take you to get published once you signed the contract?
It took less than two months
Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?
It was amazing and surreal all at the same time. It had more of a trickling affect, it sinking in a little day by day until the day it happened, then it was real. My characters were going to come alive in other peoples’ minds – it was amazing. The celebration was simple – I cried.
Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time?
I contacted Chapters Book Stores and scheduled book signings
Q: Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?
I’ve discovered things about myself I never knew – for instance, I love words and until I wrote that was something that I never knew about myself. It’s been an incredible journey.
Q: What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?
The whole process – working with editors, copy editors, senior editors. Learning the terminology like Galleys, etc.
Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?
That my characters will be alive in the readers’ minds – taking them to some other place, into another life.
Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?
Don’t give up on yourself and most of all don’t give up your characters and world that you have created – their voice will be heard as long as you don’t stifle it.