Interview With Elizabeth Seckman!

I'm pleased to have the bedazzling Elizabeth Seckman featured on the blog today! We are celebrating the release of her new book, DEFYING REASON. See what three things she would nab during an alien invasion! ;)

Jo Leigh Harper comes from a long line of trouble-making, white trash stock.Tanner Coulter comes from a longer line of wealth-creating, blue blood stock.Jo graduated college top of her class, moving toward a future full of possibilities.Tanner dropped out of college, trading a law degree for drinking games and one night stands.A family crisis throws the rich party boy and the poor genius girl together. The attraction is immediate, though neither one is a heart-in-the-sand-drawing believer in true love. But as the summer sun heats up along the shores of the Outer Banks, so does the connection between them. Maybe, just maybe, they can win at love by defying reason.
It sounds awesome! Now for our interview...

Tell us a little bit about The Coulter Men series, and especially the latest installment, Defying Reason.

The Coulter men are a trio of brothers. They have everything- money, power, good looks. All they lacked were happily ever afters. The first three books in the series follows the brothers from oldest to the youngest. Defying Reason is the story of the next generation of Coulter men. Tanner is the son from book one and he's grown up (sort of) and looking for his own love. 

 Are your stories based on real life events at all?

No, not really. Though, I did outline the plot of Defying Reason while relaxing on the beach at the Outer Banks.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Yup. I first wanted to be a veterinarian, but when I figured out it didn't just mean playing with animals and could involve gross stuff like blood and parasites, then I switched to writer. 

What inspires you?

Good books. Great writers like Steinbeck take my breath away. Pure genius. Reminds me to respect the craft. 

Do you listen to music when you write?

No. But I do leave the TV, but mostly just to keep my dog from barking at every little sound he hears outside. 

On that note, what’s your favorite Pandora station/type of music?

Rock. Old stuff, new stuff...I just like an upbeat beat. 

Any other hobbies besides writing?

Reading. I'm not overly diverse in my interests. 

Scenario: It’s the end of the world. Aliens are invading and you have two minutes to hurry and grab your three favorite things before rushing off to safety. What do you grab?

My kids, my husband, and my pets. I cheated a little on that, but since none of them need to be carried, I think I could get them all out in one trip.

Um, yeah, I think I'd grab family too! And my clarinet. And scriptures and a book or two--okay, it would be hard to choose only three things! Great interview, Elizabeth!!!!

Elizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever- after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach. 

Connect with her and find her books here!



Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I wanted to be a vet too! And then didn't for the same reason. Lol. I realized I wouldn't be able to save them all, and that was not something I could handle.

Donna L Martin said...

Hi there!

I just stopped by to check out your blog. I've signed up for yet another year of the A to Z Challenge and look forward to reading many, many posts next month...;~)

Take care,

Donna L Martin
author of THE STORY CATCHER (Anaiah Press 2015)
coauthor CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: ANGELS AMONG US (Simon & Schuster 2013)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Thanks for having me over Cortney!! And for sending such wonderful questions :)

@Rachel, I wasn't sure I could ever, ever cut one open and do surgery. Or deal with parasites. I'll just be a happy pet owner instead.

Nick Wilford said...

Yes, being a vet can get gross! And my dogs hate them, so you're dealing with animals that don't want to be there.

Fun interview!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

@Nick, good point! My dog flips out as soon as we pull into the parking lot.

Emily R. King said...

Oh, Elizabeth. The Coulter men are so dreamy!

I also like Cortney's spin on the burning house question. No house burning down, just alien's invading! Ha!

Tammy Theriault said...

Now Courtney, don't you know how to get everything going with Liz! And Liz is looking vivacious with her amazing book as always!!! Love to two hotties!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I did not realize Defying Reason was a story about the next generation - I had to have missed that an earlier interview!

Great answer to the alien question.

Lisa said...

This was a fun interview, especially the last question. Thanks for sharing Elizabeth with us Cortney!

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