Targeted Age Group: Teens to Young Adults
Book Price: Regular price is $3.50
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I am a big believer in the fact that the Lord made things perfect, and for a reason. If we don’t like something, it’s because we don’t understand it or its role; and that role might just be to change us into the better version of ourselves that He wants us to be. So I try to represent the world as He made it fairly and evenly, even as a fantasy story. I don’t want to reach for impossible things and make readers dissatisfied with our world’s limitations. I strive to showcase this reality by slipping it out of this “frame” and setting it in another, to better illustrate the wonders to be found right beside you.
This makes my writing very different from others in the genre, and I am grateful for this. I hope the message I bring across through my writing reflects on finding meaning in His own paths, not through some otherworldly “power”.
That the best is right here, right now…. and that even better is ahead.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Always be on the look out for good advice, or good material. You never know what life will serve you that you can get a message out of, if you’re listening. So, keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Also, never underestimate the power of practice, and never overestimate the power of the pen. Your real life has the ability to speak louder and clearer than any written word, so don’t confuse the one for the other!
Elizabeth Kaiser was born into a family of readers, and got started on storytelling around the age of four when her older siblings prompted her into recounting an absolutely ridiculous account of a parallel childhood. It was good for the family’s general entertainment, and she discovered the thrill of making people laugh.
At the age of seven her mother read the Hobbit aloud, and a fascination with beautiful fantasy was born. At nine she came to the decision that she wanted to be a writer, and set to reading rabidly to learn the art. At thirteen she attempted her first novel, and it was eaten in a computer’s demise.
Afterward, during her teenage years she tried very hard at various times to stop writing all together.
Not succeeding, she at last gave in to her addiction, and wrote “for fun”.
Her first novel, Jeweler’s Apprentice, is a light-fantasy adventure for teens. The shy, bookish heroine is thrust out on the first step toward the adventure that awaits, and growing up. More books in this series are expected.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write a book about an ordinary girl who, by trying her best at ordinary things, ends up helping in an extraordinary way. I wrote the first draft for my younger sister as she turned 16, and I wanted to try to tell her, and everyone else, that we don’t have to always look for the “super-big” things in life, the battle is ALWAYS won in the details. “For he that is faithful in little, will be given much…”
Small things are were it all starts, so I really wish teens could grab a hold of that and nail it deep into their lives, since this is a period of super-important small things for them. What they do here shapes the entire course of their lives, and lessons taken to heart at this time are some of the most reliable ever. It only gets harder to change a bad habit, so Now Is The Hour! Young people have a deep desire for something more, something Big… I wanted to help show that this IS big. You. What you become. It starts right here, in the details. Watch over them, ’cause they’re important.