WELCOME AUTHOR LIZ SCHULTE
Liz tell us something about yourself.
I am a Scorpio. I enjoy long walks on the beach, drinking copious amounts of alcohol, and men in hockey masks. In my spare time I work to foil the plans of my arch nemesis, utilize my eight finger discount, and lecture from my soapbox about social injustices. I do not tolerate fools or like people who make Walmart plural. I judge people who are missing more teeth than they have, unless they are old. I would like to someday be the scary old woman in the neighborhood that all the children are afraid of, however I will be misunderstood and actually a sweet old lady turned bitter by the disappointments of this cruel, cruel life. I will have made my vast wealth telling fortunes under the alias the Mad Madame Mim and selling t-shirts in tourist destinations that say “Life isn’t always flowers and sausages”.
What is your favorite quality about yourself?
It feels so vain to talk about myself like this, but I like my sense of humor most of all. I think you will never make it through life without being able to laugh at yourself and with others. Life is short. Have fun.
What is your least favorite quality about yourself?
Laziness. I constantly battle not wanting to do anything. Most of the time I want to sit in front of my TV and watch Big Bang Theory or New Girl, but I can’t. I work a full time job and I write full time.
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
It depends on what is going on. I love to quote Anchorman and Christmas Vacation, but my more serious quote that I have always loved is by William Shakespeare and is in Hamlet. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies.”
What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
I am extremely proud and blessed to have had success publishing. It is a difficult industry and it would never have been possible without the help and support of so many people.
What is your favorite color?
Black. Okay, so that’s not really a color, but it is what I wear the most and what I always like best, so it’s my favorite.
What is your favorite food?
Cheese. Holy smokes, I love cheese. All kinds, except Velveta.
What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
My bed. I love to sleep and so often when I am low on time, it is my sleep that has to suffer. I love my bed and am sad to leave it in the morning. It is soft and warm and carries me into the depths of my imagination.
How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
My family has always been very close and very supportive. I think their constant encouragement have given me a foundation of confidence to build on.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I used to read all the time. My mom would take me to the library every week and I would check out the maximum number of books and read them all. It wasn’t long before I started writing short stories, but I didn’t truly become interested in writing as a career until I wrote my first novel.
When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing after a lot of encouragement from my mom. She kept telling me I should try writing so I finally sat down and did it. I think it was 2008. I wrote my mystery novel then I had no idea what to do with it. The traditional method of publishing wasn’t for me, but the more I looked into things the more appealing self-publishing looked to me.
How long have you been writing?
Since 2008, but I didn’t publish my first book until 2011.
When did you first know you could be a writer?
When people read my first book and raved about it. That was the first time I truly believed that writing could be more than just fun.
While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn’t know and sometimes what you don’t know can kill you.
Rating – PG13