Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Takeover Tuesday: Liz Crowe

Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction hybrid, “Unconventional Romance. Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.
Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I’m about to release FAMILY LOVE the final novel of my best selling Love Brothers series. It’s a family saga style series chronicling the lives of a tight-knit family in Kentucky, 4 brothers, 1 sister. Each book so far has told the story of one of the brothers. Family Love is about the Love family women: Lindsay Halloran Love the matriarch whose back story is told in part one, and Angelique Love, the one sister in all the chaos, whose relationship with her mother is rocky at best.
Who designs your covers?
These covers were a result of a custom photo shoot. Tara Reid did the photography of one of my favorite models, Scott Nova. Fiona Jayde put it all together along with an AMAZING trailer for the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CefA1aGVkpg
The voice over is that of Daniel Dorse, who has narrated books 1 and 2 so far for me for audible.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Hmm……take up drinking? No? Ok, well, the best advice I have is to find the very best editor you can—one who makes you cry sometimes but ultimately makes your books better—and pay them what they are worth.
Do you have any writing rituals or certain things you do to aid your writing process?
I’ve been known to write in airports, on airplanes, in fast food restaurants, while waiting for my daughter’s soccer practice to end, at the kitchen table, the dining room table, in bed, on the couch in front of the TV and at real estate (empty) open houses. So, no. IF there is writing to do, I do it, no rituals necessary.
Favorite snack and thing to drink while you write?
Booze. With maybe a box or two of wheat thins to wash it down.

ebook or print?
Both….literally, along with “audio.” I have 3 books going now, one in each media.
junk food or sweets?
Salty and junky.
dogs or cats?
Dogs (I have 2 stand poodles)
tea or coffee?
Uh…..both. Coffee in the a.m. iced tea in the p.m.
dark or light colors?
Dark. They’re more slimming (see: “salty and junky”)
angels or demons?
Both. Without a doubt. Gotta have the balance.
paranormal romance or historical romance?
Honestly? Neither. I’m not a huge formula romance fan and don’t read either of these. I prefer sweeping sagas, sexy thrillers, suspense, and realistic novels of people in relationships—which is not always “romance.”
Boxers or Briefs?
Control Freak or Careless Jerk
Control Freak—it makes for nice clahes with my own control freak-ess.
Top Five Reasons to Love Michigan (my adopted state)
1. Lakes---lots and lots and lots of lakes and all the fun one can have on all of them from Lake Michigan (as big as an ocean sans salt and, you know. “sharks.”) to some of the smaller, inland ones on a soft summer night.
2. Beer—we are #4 in the nation in the number of great craft breweries
3. Climate…well, now anyways. Winters suck but they are character building.
4. People—a charming mix of “southern friendly” and “west coast casual”
5. Detroit. I love that city

Stalk Liz!

Check out all of Liz’s novels 
and come visit her during her takeover today
at Rising Indies United @ 3 pm PST

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