1. Tell us about your last book in one sentence.
Can an untested princess rise to the occasion and save the Empire from its many enemies?
2. What’s the last book you read that blew you away?
Because I’ve been writing fantasy lately, I’ve also been reading fantasy. I don’t know how I managed to go so long without hearing about Patrick Rothfuss — he’s amazing! Writers should, at the very least, read the prologue of The Name of the Wind just because it’s so beautifully written.
3. Do you happen to have any celebrity crushes at the moment? 😉
Hmmm… My girlfriend likes to tease me for my celebrity crush on Jennifer Lawrence. I’m not usually attracted to blonde women, but every time I see J-Law interviewed, I think, “She is just so cool and down to earth!” There are some celebrities that you think would just be fun to hang out with. Jennifer Lawrence is like that to me.
4. What are you most proud of as a writer?
Writing can be so freakin’ hard. I can’t think of any writer who doesn’t struggle with things like self-doubt and creative roadblocks. So I think the thing I’m most proud of is simply finishing my work. Sometimes, just working through those blocks and finishing something is the biggest triumph of all.
5. What’s next for you?
I’m really getting excited about the project I just started, which, at least for now, is called The Redevelopment of Drea and Kasey. It’s a book about divorce and suburbia and race and class and gentrification. Oh yeah, and being queer in the middle of all that, LOL. I think there are so many important conversations we’re having these days about what kind of society we live in and what kind of society we want our children to inherit. So in the book I’m writing, I’ve got my two titular characters on opposite sides of a lot of issues and spectrums. I’m interested in knowing how we can come together and find common ground when our lives and life experiences are different in so many ways. Anyway, that might be kind of vague, but I’m psyched the story’s potential.
Eliza Andrews is the author of several lesfic titles, including To Have Loved & Lost, Anika takes the long way home, Reverie, Paradise, and most recently, Princess of Dorsa. Besides being a writer, she’s also a daughter, a girlfriend, a roommate, a skeptical Buddhist, and a personal trainer. You can find out more about Eliza and her work at AuthorElizaAndrews.com.