Liz Matis is a mild manner accountant by day and by night a writer of fun, flirty, and fiery romps! She is a Kindle Best Seller and winner of the NECRWA First Kiss Contest. Married 26 years and counting she believes in happy ever afters.
Tell us about yourself: First, let me say a big thank you for having me here! I’m 48 and have been married for 26 years with one handsome son. I’m a mild manner accountant by day and romance writer by night. I live in the mountains of New York close to the original Woodstock site.
What are your days like, and when do you find time to write? I work at my day job from 8-4. I try to write between 7-8 every night.
Your books are known to be steamy! Where does that imagination come from? I had to think about this for a while, but I’ve come to the conclusion that these scenes come from my characters. Sex is important in a relationship and I think showing the progression of when it’s at first ‘just sex’ for the characters to when it becomes so much more is important to the story. Or maybe my characters are just really horny. LOL.
What is the writing process like for you? I’m a slow writer. I write bare bones then I go back over and over again adding details, emotions, etc.
What is your favorite drink and/or snack when you’re writing? Ice coffee.
Print or eBooks? Both.
What would people be surprised to know about you? That I know how to say, “Where’s the chocolate?” in Klingon. (Star Trek)
What is the best book you’ve ever read? Why? Oh boy – just one? Impossible. But if I had to choose it would be The Princess Bride by William Golden. A perfect blend of romance and adventure.
If you’re not writing, what are you doing? Reading. Watching HGTV. Hanging with my husband. And I love to go to Zumba class!
Who would you prefer to go on a date with, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, or someone else? Hands down, no competition – Keanu Reeves. You might be surprised to know that he loves to read. I picture us meeting in the poetry aisle at a Barnes and Noble, he buys me a hot chocolate and we talk about books.
Do you have any advice for writers? When I get stuck I have a conversation with my main characters. I ask them what they want to happen next or what’s wrong. I’ve posted a conversation between Victoria, Russ, and I (from Love By Design) on my blog and more recently when I spoke with Hannah (from Going For It and Playing For Keeps) and I posted it on Twitter and Facebook.
What are you upcoming projects? Going For It, the sequel to Playing For Keeps will be out soon. Then I’m part of a Martini Madness anthology coming out at the end 2012. My title is Real Men Don’t Drink Appletinis – it should be great fun!
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