Hello and welcome to Reader Corner!
Ever since my very first book was published a highlight for me has been interacting with readers. I love learning about others and giving them a place to tell us about themselves. If you're interested in joining the fun email me firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact link at the top of the page.
This week I welcome Elizabeth Beltz who has awesome hair! I love the color. Elizabeth was so kind to answer some questions and she has lots to share with us. It was a pleasure getting to know another reader.
Tell me a little about yourself?
I’m single, just passed by 43rd birthday and spend my life with paper (either reading it for fun or shoveling it for pay) and playing with my hair color.
Do you have pets, and if so tell me about them?
I don’t currently have a pet, but am definitely a cat person. The picture is my best cat ever, Wedge (a.k.a. the attitude wrapped in fur).
How did you discover MM romance and gay literature?
My BFF, Amelia C. Gormley, sent me the first seven Cut & Run books for my birthday one year because she wanted to talk about them with somebody. Ty and Zane became a highly addictive gateway drug—I’ve given up trying to kick the habit and have embraced the fall down the rabbit hole.
Do you prefer paperback, hard cover or eBooks?
I tend to keep buying a series in the format I started it. That said, you can’t beat the smell of a brand new book *or* the convenience of an e-reader. Please reference the question about reading habits.
If you’re an eBook lover tell me about your favorite devices?
I usually read in a Nook app on my iPad. It can be a scary thing having a credit card and a device where I can buy the book, tap a couple of times and start reading . . . talk about instant gratification.
What’s a favorite recipe?
I can’t cook worth a damn, but I absolutely love to bake and indulge both my cheesecake habit:
and love of homemade chocolate cake:
It’s from a different recipe, but I made my Dad a birthday cake last year (he loves tigers) and a giant jello shot for getting together with friends for Christmas.
Your baking looks amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipes with us. I'm definitely going to try that cheesecake.
What’s your favorite TV show and/or movie?
I am currently obsessed with Shadowhunters because, after all, Malec is life. That said, my regular tv viewing schedule (3 rounds of NCIS, Criminal Minds, Bones, 24, etc.) has a body count that resembles a Rhys Ford novel.
Why did you decide to do this interview?
Seemed like something both fun and a bit out of my comfort zone. I need to do more of both.
Do you ever go to conventions to meet authors? Do you like to interact with authors on social media?
This year will be my fourth GRL (my flamingo companion Mingo’s second) and being able to talk to the people who craft the stories I love is one of the best things ever, followed closely by their willingness to answer strange questions in their Facebook groups.
What’s your favorite drinks?
I love fuzzy, fruity, “chick” drinks. There’s a local mexican restaurant that has a frozen mango/peach margarita that is to die for. If I want to go cheap and am willing to wash the damn blender, I’ll mix a small can of pineapple juice, 4 or 5 scoops of orange sherbet and a generous portion of peach schnapps.
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