We’ve got ANOTHER Silver Pen, and we’re so thrilled to introduce her! Elizabeth Hawthorne of Maryland, has already written >15,000 words!!
Read below to learn more about Elizabeth’s awesomeness! And maybe YOU will feel inspired to hit Silver Pen too.
What is your favorite book and/or author, and what draws you to them?
This is a terribly hard question to respond to as I really cannot pinpoint one. I have deep love for the works of Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde and Nathaniel Hawthorne, but at the same time I’m crazy for Audrey Niffenegger, Helene Wecker, Philippa Gregory and Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. I am drawn to a story that grabs me from the beginning and keeps me hanging on every word like drops of water for a parched soul.
Is this your first book? If not, what was the first book you ever finished writing?
No. I suppose it is my first solo piece, but the first book I finished writing I co-wrote with my phenomenal friend and inspiration Kathleen Crane and it is currently in the final mass editing process (now on hold for the completion of NaNo). Its working title is “Marcai” and I suppose this project falls somewhere in the same series as a backstory of the characters in the first.
What’s the working title of your NaNoWriMo17 project?
The working title is “Bad Faith” as it is a play on the biblical horror genre and the fact that doing something in bad faith is to deceive or betray, and the subject matter of the book is the ultimate Betrayal.
Give us an elevator pitch of your project.
“Bad Faith” follows the Fall of Lucifer through the eyes of Na’amah, a once brilliant angel of fertility and life, who reveals the truth of what really happened when the Lord created Man and how it cleaved the Heavens in two.
Share your favorite line/short paragraph from your book so far.
“I’ll see to it that the way is clear.”
She did not elaborate but Roth understood nonetheless. It was with heavy hearts that they nodded to each other and sealed the plan. It all felt so wrong, this conspiracy against the Creator, but what other choice did they have? Man had catalyzed a darkness in Him that was slowly spreading through the Heavens and it could be felt in the way Samael’s suspicion had grown, in the way the Great Halls had turned into a prison, and in the way their Father sought the control He already had, as if somehow He would lose it.
How did you hear about the Mighty Pens?
Kat Brauer is not only a dear friend (and once-upon-a-time roommate) but she is also a huge inspiration of mine. When she told me about this project I was so excited to be able to join the efforts.
What inspired you to join the Mighty Pens?
It has been an absolute honor to be able to combine two things that I love into one—writing and helping others. I truly believe that the future is female and to be able to raise money to help girls win the fight for the education they deserve to develop their brilliance and their creativity has been an incredible opportunity so far.
Congratulations once more, Elizabeth!! And keep on writing!!