Five for Friday Author Elisabeth Staab

  • What was the hardest book for you to write? – The hardest book I ever wrote was definitely my first, King of Darkness, about an uncertain vampire king who’s searching for his fated mate. Not only did it take forever because it was my first book, but I wrote most of it with a newborn in my arms. Still one of my favorites, and such a learning experiencce!


  • Which of your characters is your least favorite? – While I like to think I like something about all ofm characters, my Evergreen Grove series features a villian named Arlo Specter who’s a boxing promoter who takes advantage of the athletes he’s worked with. He’s a truly dispicable guy, and if I met him for real I’d punch him in the face.


  • If you could only eat one flavor of ice cream for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?– Cherry Garcia, final answer. Ben and Jerry are my spirit animal.


  • You’re heading for an exotic island vacation . . . which of your characters would you choose to come to life and go with you? Why?– Tough one! The first one who comes to mind is Alonzo, one of the heroes of my recent novel Don’t Let Go. He’s not exactly a survivalist or anything, but he’s a trooper and he makes me laugh, which I think are important qualities when you’re stuck on an island with someone.


  • What book changed your life?– Sati by Christopher Pike. It was the first book that made me realize you could write something deep and funny and soul-wrenching and controversial and it would be completely awesome.

Elisabeth Staab started hunting mutant hedgehogs back in 1842… Oops, wrong bio… Elisabeth Staab digs coffee, saucy stories, and sexy things that go bump in the night. Once, she ate dinner in a jail and liked it. She lives in the Orlando, FL area with her incredible family and does her best to juggle life while ignoring the laundry.

Twitter: @ElisabethStaab