In an effort to really get to know each other, we thought it would be a good idea to publish a series of interviews with fellow ROSA members to learn more about who they are, what they've published and what makes them tick. We'd like ALL our members to feature, so please drop our chairperson, Romy, an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll send you some questions to answer.
Meet the lovely Elsa
What is the last romance novel you read?
For seven nights only - Sarah Balance
What type of Romance / what genre do you write?
Are you published yet? If so, with whom?
Escape Publishing, Etopia Press and HarperImpulse
What do you love most about writing?
And what is your biggest challenge as a writer?
To find time
Do you have a playlist while you write?
No, I don’t listen to music while I write, but songs definitely inspire some stories
What was the inspiration behind your last book?
An article I read about an animal communicator
What is your proudest achievement as a writer?
What advice would you give someone who tell you they want to write?
Sit down and write
If you could give your life / dreams / goals a hashtag, what would it be?
What keeps you motivated to write?
All the voices in my head
What is your writing schedule like - do you write every day / a certain time of day?
On a perfect day, I write from 9:00 till 16:00 when I have to start cooking
(Okay, we all hate you a bit now, Elsa!)
Tell us about the first love story you ever wrote.
It was in Afrikaans. At the time I was the admin lady at the English Department at the University of Stellenbosch and we had a professor from the Engineering department who enrolled for English I. That got me thinking - what if …?
You probably get this question a lot...but are you related to Heinz Winckler?
Yes, I'm his mom!
(Okay, we love you again, Elsa!)
What is the best part about being part of ROSA?
My fellow Rosas are all formidable women and everyone is so supportive.
Connect with Elsa on Facebook. And visit her website: http://elsawinckler.com/