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Come in and enjoy the warmth from the fireplace and sit with us awhile as we chat with my guest author this week. Liz Borino is the author of the Taylor Twins series, which includes Expectations, What Money Can't Buy, and Gifts from the Past. Her short story "Jesse" was included in the Lazy Day anthology, Indulgence. She earned her BA at Hofstra University in 2010 and is currently pursuing her MA in English at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. When Liz isn't writing or doing homework, she enjoys traveling and has spent time in Europe. One day she will escape the suburbs of Pennsylvania for good, but until then she'll continue to give her characters more interesting lives than she has.
Tonya: Liz, thank you so much for being my guest all week. Readers love to know more about their authors. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Liz: I live an exceedingly boring life. I study English at West Chester University, write, and go to my Unitarian Universalist church once a week. I’m an introvert who swings between wanting to be left alone and connecting with those around me.
Tonya: Do you have a day job?
Liz: Sort of. I’m a student and I do some editing for my graduate assistantship, which pays for school. In addition I do copy-editing for my publisher…I guess you could say I have a collection of day jobs.
Tonya: Some of us have things we do to get into the writing frame of mind like music, or drinks. Do you have anything special you do to get into the writing mood?
Liz: I think the fact is that I’m always in the writing mood. I have to work very hard to focus on anything else while the characters are talking.
Tonya: Where do your ideas come from?
Liz: My ideas come from everywhere. Totally not an exaggeration either. I read newspaper articles and in the back of my mind I’m wondering, ‘will this be useful later on?’ The answer is almost always yes.
Tonya: Are you a daytime writer, night time writer, and do you have to be alone to write?
Liz: I am a ‘whenever I can get it done’ writer. And no I don’t have to be alone to write. Some of my best writing happens in the library at school.
Tonya: Do you write better when you first have an idea of what your characters look like or do you write, then add character looks?
Liz: I have to know my characters inside and out before I start telling their story. Generally speaking, the inside is more important than the out.
Tonya: We’re dying to hear about your latest book. What can you tell us without spoiling the storyline?
Liz: I love Gifts from the Past! It’s the third in my Taylor Twins’ series. The boys (Matt, Chris, and Aiden) are in the throes of parenthood. Chris and Aiden are balancing a special needs child with a precocious baby. Matt has to handle his fiancée who moves closer and closer to insanity as the book goes on, in addition to a new born. However, a wrench is thrown into his survival plan when a old flame becomes involved in his life.
Tonya: Where can our readers find you and your books?
Liz: Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com, and Allromance.com
Tonya: Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?
Liz: Thank you all for reading and sharing this journey with me! I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without each and every one of you!
Tonya: What is your favorite night time snack?
Liz: Oranges, little ones.
Tonya: Do you like toppings on your ice cream?
Liz: I…don’t actually like ice cream.
Tonya: What’s your favorite meal - Italian, Mexican, Thai, etc?
Liz: Usually Italian. I love pesto pasta.
CONTEST – Liz will be giving away a copy of Expectations to one lucky commenter. Please include your email addy in your comment to make it easier for her to contact the winner!
Expectations depicts the struggle between what we desire for ourselves and our familiar obligations. This is personified by Chris and Matt Taylor, identical twins who are trying to win their overbearing father's approval and acquire their trust funds. Their best friend and roommate, Aiden O'Boyle, left his family behind in Ireland to pursue a career in dance.
Robert Taylor, Matt and Chris's father has set certain conditions that must be met in order for them to receive their trust funds. Matt must work at a job he hates while struggling with alcoholism. Chris has to deny his own desires and deep love for Aiden, to get married to Matt's girlfriend. All the while, their father continues to use extreme measures to ensure his sons' compliance. Will they learn to lean on each other and discover their strength or succumb to their father's will? Available at Amazon - http://amzn.to/xDwXnh
What Money Can’t Buy, the sequel to Expectations, finds the two couples, Chris and Aiden and Matt and Carley, eagerly anticipating parenthood. However, their personal struggles continue. Though Matt overcame his dependency on alcohol, new temptations present themselves. And with Carley on bed rest, these temptations put a greater strain on their relationship. Chris continues to deal with issues regarding his father. These issues increase with greater proximity. When tragedy strikes, the best and worst in everyone is revealed. Can they stick together, or will their reactions tear them apart? Available at Amazon - http://amzn.to/zSYPeA
Gifts from the Past: Following Expectations and What Money Can’t Buy, the third novel in the Taylor Twins series, Gifts from the Past, finds the twins, Chris and Matt Taylor, immersed in the greatest challenges of their lives—parenthood. Chris and Aiden are raising their adopted daughter and their special needs son, who struggles with physical and emotional challenges daily. Matt, on the other hand, has a beautiful and happy baby girl. However, his fiancée, Carley, has gone from overemotional to abusive and Matt needs to decide his best course of action. When Ally, Chris's college girlfriend, comes back into the twins' lives, everything becomes complicated. Especially for Matt. Gifts from the Past is a novel redefining love, family, loyalty, and ultimately survival. Available at Amazon - http://amzn.to/Awhx7H
Tonya: Liz, thank you for stopping by this week to spend time with our readers! We wish you the best in reaching out to fans and hope they take time to stop at your websites.
Liz: Thank you for having me! Readers, I look forward to your questions and comments and please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winner! I'd also love for you to visit at my blog and follow me on Twitter!