Author Tuesday Interview – Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke



It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!

This week we are featuring an interview with Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke authors of The Year We Turned Forty (see my review here). It currently has a 4.2 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to their interview they are giving away a print copy of The Year We Turned Forty (US). So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Monday, September 19, 2016.


Please provide a quick intro about yourself and your writing.

We’ve been BFFs since MC Hammer pants were in vogue and have written three books together–YOUR PERFECT LIFE, THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS and THE YEAR WE TURNED FORTY.

1) Why should people read your book?

People tell us they enjoy our books because they see a piece of themselves in the characters. We like to delve into the “what if?” of life. If you could go back and change your fate, would you? Should you?

2) Where is your favorite place to write?

Liz: My office–I recently had it remodeled and I LOVE it so much! (And I finally have a door!)
Lisa: Also in my office. It’s a loft space that’s only accesible through a secret door! If it sounds whimsical, it is!

3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?

We just finished edits on our next release–and we are so excited! It’s called THE GOOD WIDOW, and it’s about a woman who treks to Maui to find answers after her husband is killed in a fiery crash there with another woman.

4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?

Liz: I’ve read SUMMER SISTERS by Judy Blume too many times to count. The friendships in it remind me of my own.
Lisa: EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert. It was very motivational to me at a time in my life when I really needed it.

5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?

Liz: An early copy of GIRL IN DISGUISE by Greer Macallister. Loved THE MAGICIAN’S LIE and can’t wait to dive in to this one!
Lisa: I’m about to dive into ALL THE MISSING GIRLS by Megan Miranda. A mystery told in reverse sounds so exciting!

6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?

Liz: Chandelier by Sia! Which is perfect because I’m sort of obsessed with her.
Lisa: Peter Pan by Kelsea Ballerini. Not surprising since I’ve played it on repeat for nearly two weeks while we’ve been editing THE GOOD WIDOW!

7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?

Liz: I take amazing selfies! (If I do say so myself!)
Lisa:(She really does!) According to my husband: I have three. 1) I have an uncanny ability to know when someone is lying. 2) I can plan an entire day’s events in my head in two minutes. 3) I always take the right photo. (Not selfie, regular picture!)

8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?

What’s your biggest pet peeve when reading a book? Laura – This is easy, it is the third person break-up. You know when a couple is together then one person hears from a separate third party that the second person has done something bad or no longer loves them or some other bullshit and instead of being an adult in a real relationship and talking to the person they claim to love, they bolt. They automatically believe this random person and lose complete faith in the person they love and then decide it is over. That makes me so crazypants. I know a story needs drama but seriously stop it people! Oh, or when people talk to me when I am reading, “Um, I’m busy here.” 🙂


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Posted September 13, 2016 by Laura in Author Tuesday, Giveaway / 4 Comments

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