An avid reader and story teller, wife, mother and educator, Evelise is living her dream with her loving husband, two dogs , a rabbit, and three children who visit often. Fueled by desire for a strong cup of coffee and a passion for literature, Evelise can be found reading her favorite books on her e-reader or in front of her laptop spinning her next tale.
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Q: What is your typical day?
A: I wake around 4:45 AM, although the alarm goes off at 4:15 for my husband. Once he’s out the door, I go about getting myself ready. I work outside of the home, full time, so my day is pretty full. After work, dinner and a jog, I lock myself in my office and write for a few hours a night. Sometimes I set goals of word counts for the night or other times by the minutes. I find that sprinting with fellow authors makes me more focused and less apt to move away from the laptop.
Q: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer to see where the idea takes you?
A: I am a plot/outline writer. I thinks it’s the Type A personality in me. I come up with a plot synopsis, and then from there I map out the characters, their motivations and goals, and the chapters. That’s not to say that I won’t deviate, but having the story all spelled out makes my left brain feel good.
Q: What was your favorite subject in school?
A: I loved anything with history, anyone’s history. Whether it was World History or American History, I was the girl who had a collection of historical novels as opposed to romances. I guess now that may seem like an oxymoron, since I write romance.
Q: What was your favorite book and why?
A: My favorite book of all times, no matter what other books are also my faves is Exodus by Leon Uris. And yes, you guessed it. It’s a historical. I still have my original hardback I received in high school. The edges are tattered and let’s not give away my age, but it’s an old book.
I loved the way Mr. Uris interwove the plight of two cultures throughout their tumultuous history, while adding a beautiful storyline of cross-cultural friendship.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey
Q: Do you think the cover plays an important part of the buying process?
A: I think the cover is very important, especially if you are a new author. The cover is the first thing that catches a reader’s eye, so it needs to be visually appealing with a clear vision of the contents of the book.
Q: For your own reading, do you prefer e-books or traditional paper/hardback books?
A: I always thought I’d be a diehard traditional book lover, but ever since I received my first e-reader, I’ve been hooked. I’m amazed at the number of books that I can store on it and always have numerous books to choose from at my fingertips. Secretly, I think that my husband bought me the e-reader so that I would be forced to get rid of all my books. But, there is the small number that I could not part with. My collection of traditional books has dwindled, but it is not forgotten.
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