UNFINISHED BUSINESS (2002) romantic intrigue (out of print) http://www.amazon.com/Unfinished-Business-Elizabeth-Lucas-Taylor/dp/1893302687 (used copy) or (signed Author copies available)
REFLECTIONS & DREAMS (2000) eBook poetry (out of Print)
SOURDOUGH & MORE (2008) eCookbook (out of print)(Author CD available only)
poems to read...On A Dark Stormy Night (2008) ePoetry (out of print)(Author CD available only)
MARKETING YOURSELF AS A FREELANCE WRITER (2008) eBook non-fiction (out of print)(Author CD available only)
WHEN DIABETES COMPLICATES YOUR
LIFE by Joseph Juliano, MD,
YOU THE HEALER by Jose Silva/Robert B. Stone Ph.D.
SALES POWER by Jose Silva/Ed Bernd;
Titles Coming Soon
Where to find you
http://texasfilmmakers.ning.com/profile/ELucasTaylor (new venture)
Tell us about your latest book.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Do you live in the mountains, desert, forest, lakeshore, city, or _____?
I live in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains in Tucson, the Sonoran Desert, not far from the edge of the Sahuaro National Forest. The city of Tucson sits in an ancient caldera. During Monsoon, my husband likes to remind me that Tucson can be underwater and we will be high and dry. I remind him we are living in a volcano and volcanoes are known to fill with water.
What genres and authors would we find you reading when taking a break from your own writing?
I have so many and love them all. I read many different genres from Sci-fi to cozies. Thrillers and mysteries are probably my favorite with a vampire thrown in here and there. After reading Arthur C. Clark, I fell in love with science fiction. I am also a fan of biographies and political commentary. I've even been known to read some YA along the way. My very favorite authors are Karen Moning, Christine Feehan and Christina Skye. Not a bad book among them. Then there is Coulter, Rice, Medeiros, Dara Joy…the list goes on, each unique in their own way. And, I am continually finding new authors to follow.
When writing your description of your hero/ine what feature do you start with? Eyes, age, hair color, personality, name, etc?
My hero has to have an appealing name, but not too corny. I use a hunky movie star or celebrity in my mind's eye to begin the process. That hero of mine has to have drop dead sex appeal, a sense of humor and vulnerability. He needs to be someone I would like to get MY hands on as well as my heroine.
If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?
I can better answer that question when I have a string of novels after my name. But I find with my favorite authors, if I read a later work in their career, I'm inclined to search out their earlier works. And if I pick a later work in a series, I am sure to go looking for the prequels and sequels. I don't think it matters in what order you read unless you are obsessive compulsive. The fun of reading out of order is when you have collected all the books in a series, you begin at the beginning and reread and enjoy the body of work even more. I do love authors who thread memorable characters throughout other books. It is a smart marketing technique…you go searching for those back titles.
What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?
Every writer brings a different twist, a unique use of language and viewpoint to their work. I would hope a reader takes away a little bit of history and a sense of being entertained from my work—a feeling of excitement. Artists paint the world as they see it. Writers created the world as they want it.
A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be (in six words or less)?
Writer of dangerous, savvy, sensuous intrigue.
What song would best describe your life?
What A Wonderful World. ('I Did It My Way' works, too.)
Everyone experiences some adversity in their life, some life threatening, and I've certainly had my share. Those opportunities and challenges make us who we are, works in progress.
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
I would like to think of myself as a facilitator, someone who is a link to helping a person turn on to their innate creativity. I'd like to be the one to enable, to give even the tiniest tidbit of information or spark, to help a person get to the next point of light. I would like to be considered a cheerleader of the human condition. I believe we all have greatness inside ourselves and we should exercise that greatness. So much potential is lost because the spark hasn't been ignited. That's what teachers are here to do—ignite that special something in us that makes us want to GO and BE, to WANT the best for ourselves, to reach out and DO.
You can erase one experience from your past. What will it be?
If I could begin again, I would leave my hometown earlier to spread my wings. I regret that I did not. I lived at home. I went to college in my hometown. I was caught up in what my family expected of me, not what I yearned so passionately to do. My advice to any young person is to move away from where you've been raised for a couple of years. Spread your wings and reach for what may seem the impossible. Absorb everything around you. "Live, Miss Gooch, Live!" See a bit of the world. That way, if you decide to move back to your hometown, it is a choice, not a life sentence that you feel you cannot extricate yourself from. That one thing would have changed much in my life, though I finally did get to where I belonged.
If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
My warning label would read: She doesn't scare, nor will she be intimidated.
If I want to—I will. I would also like to instill that "can do" philosophy in everyone I meet.
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
I would have the finest, the best, the most unusual, handcrafted if possible, and not necessarily the most expensive in my store.
What is the one question you wish an interviewer would ask you?
Q: What would your epitaph say?
This woman worked damn hard at living.