For my first installment of “Inside the Author’s Mind,” I’m delighted to introduce Liz Borino—thanks Liz for doing this interview! Below you will find her bio, insightful answers that provide a glimpse into her life, and links on where to buy her new book. Enjoy,
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Liz Borino is the debut author of Expectations, released from Lazy Day Publishing December 1st. Throughout her education, including a Bachelor’s Degree from Hofstra University, she’s kept her stories to herself, but this only child is all grown up and wants to share them with the world. Her roots are in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but she loves to experience new cultures. As fun as that is, Liz likes nothing better than curling up at home with a good book or her work in progress.
Expectations depicts the struggle between what we desire for ourselves and our familial obligations. The struggle is personified by Chris and Matt Taylor, identical twins, who are trying to win their overbearing father’s approval and acquire their trust funds. Love, money, and desire collide as Matt and Chris decide what’s really important to them.
Inside Liz Borino’s Mind
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Just and Really. I did a round of revision for those alone. And you know what? Expectations still has too many.
What turns you on creatively? Two answers, first music. Immersing myself in music gets me in the creative mode. Alternatively, getting away from the computer and doing something else, showering or taking a walk, as some examples.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Feeling loved in the morning, safe at night, and warm and content in between.
What quality do you most admire in a man? Ambition … though a six pack doesn’t hurt.
What quality do you most admire in a woman? Independence. I grew up surrounded by strong, intelligent women and I can’t understand dependency.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Screenwriter … oh outside of writing completely, professor. I think I’m bad at this. They’re both tied to writing.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Maybe as a person with a different skill set than my own. Like someone who was really good at math or science.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Seeing Expectations available for sale around the web was part one. Part two was having someone tell me my words moved them. That meant more than any educational success I’ve had.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Victim mentality.
What is your present state of mind? Hopeful and anxious.
What is your favorite curse word? I like fuck. It’s so versatile, can be used as a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb.
What is your motto? Today, it’s “Dreams come true not free.” Time to get back to work.
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