Author: Elizabeth Lee
Publisher: 400 Pages (July 30th 2013)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: All she wanted to do was forget. Forget the memory of walking in on her boyfriend in the middle of, well, another girl. Forget how she had her entire life planned out. And, forget about being perfect all the time. Unfortunately, she was Whitney Vandaveer and despite the fact that she moved to the middle of nowhere—she couldn't.
He always knew he would never be more than nothing. No job, no money, no future. Cole Pritchett had accepted the fact that he would always be the screw up and he was okay with it. Until he met her.
Here's the thing they quickly found out—sometimes we all need a little help escaping who we think we are.
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for taking the time to drop in and answer some questions today.
First off HUGE Congrats on Escaping Me, your third title releasing in just a few short weeks. Has your writing process changed from one book to the next? And if so, how?
I like to think I've become more organized in my writing process, but I'd be lying. Haha! I practice the “controlled chaos” method which results in many scraps of paper and open word docs with story ideas and dialogue scrolled across them. To the outside it would really look like I was crazy, but it all makes perfect sense to me!
Also, with two other releases under your belt was there anything that’s still shocking to you now, being a seasoned self published author?
I'm shocked everyday by the crazy self-publishing world! It's still amazing and wonderful to think that people actually want to read the stories I create and I'm thankful that the distributors have allowed us Indies to take the route we are on.
I often ask the main characters to describe either other in 3 words – could you ask Whitney and Cole to do this for us?
One second, let me check with them... Whitney would describe Cole as hardworking, passionate and sexy.
Cole said Whit is sweet, sassy and beautiful. Great... now they're making out.
What was the easiest and hardest part in writing Whitney and Cole’s journey?
I don't know if there is an easiest part, but my favorite was the scene Epilogue. The hardest scene for me was the one right before Whitney leaves for college. I've been there and done that so I knew exactly how she was feeling.
What would you like readers of Escaping Me to take away from the story after reading?
I hope that readers can, like Cole and Whit, let go of the parts of themselves that they don't like. Like they say “You are your worst critic.”
And lastly, being self published would advise would you give to someone thinking about taking the self published route?
RESEARCH. I spent a lot of time asking questions and searching high and low for the best way to get my work out there. It's not just about writing a book and pressing upload. You have to know the industry and know how to reach your potential readers.
Thanks again Elizabeth! It’s been a pleasure!
Elizabeth Lee Bio:
When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand. Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination! Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!
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