Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead?

When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex.

While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.

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Q&A

I hope you enjoy this interview

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1. When and where do you prefer to write?

If I am writing on my computer, I am at the desk in my fuchsia-colored office. I prefer to do hand written edits on the living room couch with my cat Frankie in my lap or in the backyard if it’s not covered in snow.

2. Do you have a certain ritual?

I always read my manuscript out loud while walking around the house. If someone came in and saw me, they would probably think I was rehearsing lines for a play. This is how the characters come to life for me.

3. Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?

Tea. No cream or sugar, just a tad of honey. Several years ago, my grandma passed away and I received part of her teacup collection. My latest addition to the collection is a cup and saucer from a trip to England to research book five in my Caity Shaw series.

4. What is your favourite book?

I’ve read Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series several times.

5. Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

Yes. I am hoping to start writing an amateur sleuth or cosy mystery series within the next year.

6. Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

I think every fictional character has qualities of various people I’ve encountered in my life. Good and bad.

7. Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?

I travel a lot for my job as an event planner. While working in hotels I am often running around without my purse, unable to carry a notebook. However, I am never without my cell phone, so I jot down ideas in my phone’s notes app.

8. Which genre do you not like at all?

I don’t read Sci-Fi.

9. If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

I cannot imagine co-writing a book with someone because my writing process is so chaotic. However, I would never turn down an offer to co-write a book with Janet Evanovich. If I could choose a dead author, it would be Oscar Wilde, who was the wittiest writer ever.

10. If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?

Florence, Italy, is number one on my bucket list. It makes a cameo appearance in book four. I would love to have Caity take a trip there and be immersed in the art, food, and architecture.

Thank you, Eliza Watson and Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

About the author 

Eliza Watson is a USA Today Bestselling Author. When Eliza isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband, Mark, and her cats Frankie and Sammy. Learn more about Eliza’s books at elizawatson.com.

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