Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Well I am a 17 year old university student. I volunteer and have been homeschooled since Grade 3. I love to cook, sing, write, dream. I have written 7-8 books only 16 and Pregnant with Twins is the one published but there will be more coming out.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
16 and Pregnant with Twins was a pretty interesting story and how it came to be is quite a difficult story to tell really. Let’s just say it came from a dream that had quite a powerful hold on me.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if I would say unusual. Like I would assume other writers I listen to music while typing and I really try to get into the character imagine myself in their shoes. Sometimes those shoes would be very hard to fill.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephenie Meyer the author of Twilight. My very first book was a fanfiction of Twilight. Mind you I was really young and mainly I changed the points I found could have been different would have been great there.
I have read a lot as a child. Books like The fault in our stars, and most of the books by Janette Oke.
What are you working on now?
The third installment to the 16 and Pregnant with Twins. Its pretty interesting but trying to get lots out there while self-editing for some of my exclusive 99 cents ebooks. Trying to get some fun things out there for people to read.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I try my hardest to promote anything through my facebook page. I do have a website and quite a lot of social media in between university and my various charities I volunteer at I am very hectic. But you can always try to get in touch with me and I will try to get back to you.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
No matter what, people will tell you that your work is terrible, your cover, your editing. But it’s up to you to be happy with your book its your hardest work! Your life’s work! You can do it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
When you wake up in the morning look in the mirror and tell yourself you’re beautiful. It brings a beautiful start to the day and helps keep a positive attitude.
What are you reading now?
Currently nothing but for school my last book I was reading was Southern Insurgency The coming of the global working class by Immanuel Ness. It was a different and interesting book for my course labour studies.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More books! I would love to see 16 and Pregnant with Twins on the big screen, anyone interested?
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
If I were stranded on an Island I would bring probably the books The Fault in our Stars, a romantic book I love, What to Expect when you’re Expecting the books? I love reading those. And probably last but not least is Love Comes Softly.
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Elisabeth van der Wilt Website