Author Spotlight: Liz Flaherty
It’s always fun when my bestie joins me on the blog and even better when she’s in the Spotlight. Today, she’s here with her new release, Life’s Too Short for White Walls and giveaway! Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter down below!
Besides hanging out with me, Liz spends non-writing time sewing, quilting, and thinking she should clear a path through the fabric stash that furnishes her office. Liz is rather bewildered by where she’s at in life. She doesn’t feel…er…elderly, but the truth is that she is. The Magnificent Seven grands have grown up on her, her own kids are all now older than she is, and her husband Duane has the same firm hold on her heart he’s always had.
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Take it away, Liz!
I think maybe the title to my new book, Life’s Too Short for White Walls, might be on the awkward side, although it makes perfect sense to me. In the book, Joss’s grandmother said The only place for white walls is on a ’57 Chevy. Her baby-poop-colored bathroom gave testimony that she lived by that belief.
My dark blue kitchen, my hunter green bedroom, my dark rose guest room, and my two-shades-of-orange office probably make you understand where Gran got her opinions.
Joss and Ez are…seasoned. Joss has raised kids and survived the ending of a long marriage. Ez has “a little” PTSD from both the military and a shooter incident at the college where he taught. So they’re scarred, their hearts have healed with sharp edges, and they learn together how to smooth those edges, how to seek tenderness even at the risk of being hurt. I love their journey so much, and I want readers to love it, too.
The setting is a campground on what used to be Joss’s grandparents’ farm in Banjo Bend, Kentucky. It is autumn, the time of vibrant color and wearing layers and more change than anyone can keep up with. The people who show up in the story, whose laughter and tears punctuate it, add to that color and that vibrancy. They give it layers.
They are so necessary in life, aren’t they? The colors and the layers add depth and joy. I hope you like Joss and Ez and the supporting cast in Life’s Too Short for White Walls. I hope the colors and layers you choose are the right ones for you.
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Life Is Too Short for White Walls:
Still reeling from her divorce, Joss Murphy flees to Banjo Bend, Kentucky, where she’d been safe and happy as a child. The family farm is now a campground. Weary and discouraged, she talks owner Ezra McIntire into renting her a not-quite-ready cabin.
With PTSD keeping him company, Ez thrives on the seclusion of the campground. The redhead in Cabin Three adds suggestions to his improvement plans, urging color and vibrancy where there was none.
Neither is looking for love, yet the attraction they share is undeniable.
Can the comfort of campfires, hayrides, and sweet kisses bring these two lost souls together?
It sounds like a wonderful book, Liz! Congratulations.
And my walls are mostly cream colored, I’m afraid, but I do have a blue bathroom and hallway, and the mudroom is yellow.
Lol. I’ve had quite a few cream-colored walls, too, although none now. Thanks for coming by!
I love pink, all shade of pink.
I have a definite soft spot for pink, too!
M.J. Schiller, Romance Author
I love how you said their hearts had healed “with rough edges.” Great imagery! Sounds like a fantastic book!
Ah, thanks, Mary. I so love words!
Sounds like a heartwarming story.
I hope so.
My copy landed in my Kindle this morning! Can’t wait to read it!
Oh, thanks, Jana. I hope you love it!
D. V. Stone
Great post. Thanks for sharing D.
Thanks for coming by! Release week is such an adventure!
I’m always glad to come here! Thanks for having me, Nan!
And I’m always glad when you come by, Lizzie!!