Interview With Author Liz Tuckwell
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m Liz Tuckwell, I live in London England with my husband and far too many books. I love reading and writing fantasy, science fiction and horror especially urban fantasy,alternate history, and alternate historical fantasy stories.
I’ve written six books so far. Three of them were stand alone short stories for Demain Publishing in their Short Sharp Shocks series (horror) and Weird Wonderful Other Worlds series. The other three are all short story collections although I’m writing a novel at the moment.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “Moonsleep and Other Stories”. It’s a collection of quirky dark fantasy and horror stories I’ve written over the last few years. Most of the stories have been published in anthologies or separately so I thought it was a good idea to collect them together.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Sadly, I’m rather boring and I don’t think I do.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Jasper Fforde, Charlaine Harris, I love their books although they have very different styles. I also love Ursula K Le Guin.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on an urban fantasy novel about a woman who turns into a dryad.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I think ebook promotion sites are the best method for me for promoting my books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep at it and don’t lose heart.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Finish your draft and don’t worry what it’s like. You can always edit afterwards.
What are you reading now?
I’ve just finished reading “Widowland” by C J Carey about where Hitler successfully invaded Britain. I’d describe it as “The Handmaid’s Tale” meets ‘SS-GB” meets “1984”.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m hoping to finish revising one novel and start a new one, set in an alternate fantastic Ancient Rome.
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?
Pride and Prejudice, Catch 22 and The Snow Queen (by Joan D Vinge).
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