Author Spotlight/Interview: Lizzy Ford

Posted August 23, 2013 by girlswit in Author Spotlight, Giveaway, Uncategorized / 18 Comments

Bio.: Lizzy Ford is the author of over twenty books written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.  

Contact Lizzy: 

Who is your favorite author and is you writing style similar to theirs?

My favorite author is Jane Austen. Unfortunately, my writing is nothing like hers, although I did learn a lot about creating flawed characters capable of redemption from reading her works. 

What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?

Every day is a little different. I tend to write in spurts, so maybe a couple of days a week to a couple of weeks a month, depending on my writing deadlines and how active the Muses are! I prefer to write in the mornings but will write all day. I write in the living room mainly. I usually have music or a crime show marathon on in the background (or both!)
I tend to write sitting on the floor, because I have a cranky back. For some reason, the only place I can sit for long periods of time where it doesn’t hurt is the floor! So I create a little nest on the floor and am usually surrounded by my dogs.

What advice would you give aspiring writers?

1. Never stop writing.
2. Write what you love.
3. Ignore people who tell you that your writing has no audience.
4. Surround yourself with positive people who believe in you and help make your writing better, either by simply supporting you or offering insight into how to improve your book. If someone is negative towards you or your writing – you don’t need them in your life.

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?

Actually, I’ll use a movie title: The Neverending Story
It’s very fitting!

What are your must-have accessories while writing?

Usually a bottle of water, cup of tea, my cell phone, laptop and pillows.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I have a hard time focusing on one story at a time. I write multiple projects at once, which is mainly because my attention span is short and I’ve always got new ideas coming up. Instead of waiting to finish one story, I’ll start new ones all the time and go back and forth among all the different stories.

Tell us about The Witchling series. How did you come up with the story?

The Witchlings were created in part from a dare by young adult author Julia Crane. We were talking about writing projects in early 2012, and I asked her what I should write. She said to launch a young adult series about witches.
That’s pretty much all I need to create an entire world and story, which was what I did! I based it out of Priest Lake, Idaho, which was where I grew up when I was little. The area is so beautiful and the hand of man has touched it sparingly, which made it perfect for the nature-derived magick of the witchlings.

Did you put any of your own personality into Summer?

No. Haha! The only trait we share is having a good heart.

Which character from The Witchling series is your favorite and why?

I love Decker, I think, because he’s probably the closest to my personality. Sensitive, moody, never realizing he deserves a second chance until someone else believes in him. That’s pretty much the stage I was in a few years ago. My husband is the person who helped me believe in myself and my writing and that I didn’t have to deny the side of me that was different and didn’t fit in with the rest of the world.

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

Hmmm … maybe a question about my poetry. I write poetry, too, and have a bunch of poems up on Wattpad. No one ever asks me about it. Maybe: What inspires your poetry?
I’d answer: It’s two things. The first, emotion. When I was little, I wrote poetry to express emotions I was too shy to talk about out loud. Second, poetry is a challenge, because poets have to channel complex emotions in as few words as possible. I think by writing poetry, I have learned how to make more effective, impactful word choices for my regular writing.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

There are multiple projects. The next young adult series I’m launching is called Voodoo Nights, with the first book being, Song of the Cursed. It’s about a girl named Adrienne whose family suffers from an old curse that took her oldest sister when she was seventeen. She receives a music scholarship to an elite high school and moves to Atlanta with her father, where she starts looking for answers about her missing sister.
She meets two boys who can help her, one who knows more about her sister and Jayden, who can help prevent the curse from taking her. The more she delves into the world of voodoo magic, the more dangerous it becomes for her and the greater the risk that she loses Jayden, who doesn’t believe in magic.
Only when a second curse takes away her voice does Jayden begin to realize he’ll have to suspend his own disbelief if he wants to help her, except that he, too, is the target of a hex that makes him forget he even knows her.
Another serial we’re getting ready to launch is the Broken Beauty serials, which is New Adult fiction. I originally published the first book under a different name last year. My publisher picked it up, and it’s undergone extensive revisions and is going to be broken up into shorter novellas and issued as serials.

The first, Broken Beauty, is about the daughter of a wealthy politician who is raped by the son of her daddy’s ally. Her family values the political connection more than they do seeing justice, and she is stuck in a bad place, trying to heal and do what’s right. If she wants her family’s support, she’ll never see closure. If she defies them, she risks being kicked out. Through it all, she has the support of an unlikely team: her best friend, the head of her daddy’s legal team and the cop who found her after she was raped.
The third book I’m working on is the first in a new romantic suspense Hidden Evil Trilogy. The first novel is entitled, Hear No. It’s about three women who form the key to release great evil onto the planet and the race for two people to find and protect them before the Shadowman succeeds in locating all three girls.
The other two books coming out by the end of the year are Spring Rain, the fourth book in the Witchling Series, and Zoey Rogue, the second book in the Incubatti Series. I’ve got two fantasy romances I’m prepping, too, but it’ll depend on if I have enough time to have them ready by the end of the year!

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

THANK YOU for your continued support and feedback! I write as fast as I can, because I want to keep my readers happy. I hope you’re enjoying all the books!

The Witchling Series


A school for Witchlings…

The ultimate choice between Light and Dark…

Where the price of a mistake…is your soul.

Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect her new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay, until her uncontrollable magic gets her thrown out again. In her mind, there’s no point in getting too friendly with anyone. That is, until she notices Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday.

When she learns that this special school has attracted others with magic in their blood, she is hopeful that this time around, things may be different. Besides, she can’t deny her interest in Decker, and when he rescues her one night from the dark forests of the Rocky Mountains, their connection is instant.

Yet a relationship with Decker may prove to be Summer’s downfall, forcing her to choose between Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls.

One choice. One soul. One price.


A girl with no memory, hidden in plain sight. A boy with no hope, freefalling into Darkness.

Autumn doesn’t know why she remembers a boarding school she’s never visited, or why her reflection isn’t always … hers. There’s another girl in the mirror, a dark-haired ghost that emerges one night to guide her to a cliff near the school. Only Autumn can’t remember what happened there and why it’s so important. Beck’s gentle touch soothes her distress while Decker’s every look sets her body on fire. Caught between the twins, she struggles to understand her instincts and magick while working through the pain caused by a mysterious car accident that left her disabled, barely able to walk.

Unable to recover from Summer’s death, Decker slowly surrenders to the Dark. He can’t live with the pain, and those around him keep Autumn’s secret too well. The guilt he feels when he falls for her – and betrays Summer’s memory – drives him farther from the Light, until he loses control and begins taking the souls of Light witchlings. As the protector of Light, Beck must choose between confronting his twin and watching more witchlings suffer. Decker realizes Beck has come between more than him and the witchlings. With neither of them willing to let Autumn go, they turn on each other.

Only one of them knows the truth. Only one of them will walk away, unless Autumn can find a way to save them both.


With a Dark witching seeking revenge against him, Beck, the eighteen-year-old Master of Light, must find a way to protect those he loves, the witchlings – and his heart. His duty is further complicated by Morgan, a beautiful Fire witching with a secret that threatens to destroy the progress he’s made protecting the Light.

***There are also two novellas in this series. 

Summer Night (The Witchling #1.5)

Autumn Dawn (The Witchling #2.5)

Lisa’s Review: I have read the first two books of the Witchling series, Dark Summer and Autumn Storm. This series is awesome. Lizzy’s imagination is amazing. The books are fast paced and keep your attention. In Dark Summer, it took me a bit to connect with Summer primarily due to her naivety however, she grows so much in the first book and even more in the second. 

GIVEAWAY TIME!!! Thank you very much Lizzy for the interview and the donations. 

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