Indie Author Liz Gavin
Friends, let’s give an especially warm welcome today to author Liz Gavin! Liz is a wonderfully sweet indie author and very supportive of other authors she comes across. Need a push on Twitter? Liz will be there. Liz regularly gives shout outs or shares to other authors, and as a thank you, I’ve invited her here for an interview.
Liz Gavin was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She tells me that she’s done a lot of traveling as well as lived abroad, but she calls São Paulo her home. She says she doesn’t have any pets of her own, but her brother has a dog named Pingo, who “doesn’t live with me I visit every Sunday. I mean, I visit my brother, sister-in-law and nieces every week.” [I’d say that classifies him as part yours, Liz!]
Liz Gavin teaches English as a Second Language in private tutoring sessions as well as translating English into Portuguese. She’s more known for short stories in the erotica genre (Upside Down is one I can think of at the moment), but her latest novel, called Luck of the Irish, is a contemporary romance with a bit of mystery and paranormal thrown in for good measure. Liz tells me the inspiration for this novel was her youngest niece, a bright young woman who often lets her insecurities get in the way of “realizing how awesome she is”. So the character of Keira Ashe was created to reflect that. [This book is in my library at the moment, though I don’t have much time to read lately. But when I do, I’ll post a review as a follow-up with a link to this interview.]
Luck of the Irish can be found at Amazon, where it’s free if you have Kindle Unlimited! or at Liz Gavin’s Author Page. She classifies it as romance, but stresses that there are strong elements of mystery and paranormal as well, and one reader even called it a fantasy. Liz enjoys the challenge of writing and tends to stay away from the typical stereotypes when she writes. Even her erotica books will reveal elements of paranormal writing.
At the moment, Liz doesn’t have plans for any sequels, but says she might end up writing about some of the secondary characters. [As a writer myself, I know that sometimes the muse can strike and take you in a direction that you hadn’t “planned” for!] She’s also an independent author and publisher, just getting her start in September of 2013. She calls herself a rookie, but I’m even more so; I’m a whole year behind her! [In September of 2013, I was still in the hospital battling leukemia.]
She doesn’t have much of a budget for marketing [I feel you there, sister!], but her youngest niece has taken over the job of Social Media Guru, who uses services like Buffer and Future Tweets to schedule posts. [I use Hootsuite, but I just might have to check into those others she mentioned.] She makes an effort to read all Facebook and Twitter feeds and to respond personally to each one. Liz says “interacting with other authors and readers is a pleasure for me, even if it distracts me from writing sometimes. LOL.”
Liz Gavin is a proud member of the Rave Reviews Book Club where she is currently serving on the governing board. [I’m a member there as well.] Added to that, you can find Liz at her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and she also offers translation services for authors.Follow Us! by
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