Author Interview + Giveaway: Elizabeth Eulberg

Morning Swooners!

It's been a crazy week, with all the interviews and features and giveaways but it been fun brainstorming with Nahomi trying to decide what to feature, and what questions to ask you. Sometimes they were straight out silly and funny and were serious business. Like, favorite bad boys and favorite book boyfriends. SRS BNS HERE, YO.

So to help end our blogiversary week, we have the awesome Elizabeth Eulberg, author of one my favorite reads this year (so far) Better off Friends stopping by. 

Jenn: Elizabeth, thanks so much for taking the time to answer all my silly questions. Let's get started. Macallan and Levi have such a great friendship. I was cheering for them when they didn't succumb to the peer pressure that would destroy their friendship (although there were a few close calls). Did/do you have anyone like Levi in your life? Whether romantic or platonic?
Elizabeth: Thanks so much! In high school, I did have a really good guy friend, but we were platonic (I do like to tease him that Better Off Friends is based on us, but it isn't!). I do have a very close guy friend now (he's my concert bestie), but he's gay so there aren't any issues about us ever getting together - HA!
Jenn: From Better Off Friends, is there a character that enjoyed writing or that gave you the most difficulty?
Elizabeth: I spent a lot of time thinking about the characters before I started writing so I knew them all really well. I did have to take particular care when writing from Levi's point of view since he is a boy and I am not! I didn't want him to come across as anything but authentic.
Jenn: Oh, he came out sounding authentic, that's for sure. I love Levi. Do *you* believe that men and women can be friends?
Elizabeth: Yes, but it isn't easy. I do think the "will they or won't they" question will come up. But it is possible!
Jenn:  Do you have a writing ritual?
Elizabeth: I usually don't start writing until the afternoon. I get everything (workout, errands, e-mails, etc.) done in the morning. Then after lunch, I sit down and write. I also listen to music, but I'm not super strict with any rituals - except that I have to at least know what I'm supposed to write before I sit down!
Jenn:  Of the books you've written, do you have a favorite? Or one that is more special than the other?
Elizabeth: This is really hard! I can't pick a favorite since every book has a special place in my heart. I'm really proud of Better Off Friends, most people think it's my best book so far. I also have a soft spot for The Lonely Hearts Club since that book took me five years to write and it changed my life (I'm also working on the sequel right now so the characters are fresh in my mind).
Jenn: Which 2014 book release are you most excited about?
Elizabeth: What books aren't I excited about!?!? I'm really fortunate that I get to read a lot of books before they come out. One of my favorites is Only Everything by Kieran Scott (coming in May) - I pretty much harassed Kieran for the sequel the second I finished reading the book. It's SO GOOD! 
Jenn:  Is there an author whom you fangirl about?
Elizabeth: Of course! I used to work in publishing so I know and am friends with a lot of authors that people fangirl over, but I do have my moments. I got to meet Jennifer Weiner last year. I was shaking I was so excited!
Quick fire questions:
1. Coffee or tea?
Tea (unless I'm on deadline then it's a vanilla latte!)
2. Favorite book? Or if you can't pick, (I mean, who can?) favorite book in a specific genre?
Impossible, but Pride and Prejudice is a favorite.
3. Favorite swoony boy? Or book boyfriend?
Mr. Darcy forever!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Elizabeth. I think Nahomi will run to buy and read your books just because one of your favorite book is a Jane Austen's book. She's the biggest Austen fan I know.

About the author:

For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can't be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan's friends. They are platonic and happy that way.
Eventually they realize they're best friends - which wouldn't be so bad if they didn't keep getting in each other's way. Guys won't ask Macallan out because they think she's with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can't but wonder... are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?
From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again - and one kiss away from true love?
Author's links: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

So you know what you're gonna go, right? You're gonna go enter the requested information on the Rafflecopter and enter for a chance to win Better off Friends. Giveaway open internationally.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Don't forget to enter all the giveaway from the past week. Giveaway will be running throughout the whole month of April.


  1. I definitely think it's possible for men and women to be friends. But that doesn't mean that one person wont have feelings for the other, they just learn to deal with it and move on.

  2. Yes, definitely. Thanks for the great giveaway!


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