Apart from being a writer, Elizabeth is also a mother, plays piano at her church and sometimes at the Swanwick Writers' summer School, and makes beautiful handcraft jewellery and adornments. I'm grateful she finds the time to grant us a glimpse into her writing-life.
SILVER HANDS was (partly) inspired by fairy tales and legends, and I know that you lead workshops about myths, legends and how to integrate them in stories. How important is traditional folk lore to you?Very important. I have loved fairy tales since I was a child, and began to learn more about them when I was at university. Traditional stories are at the heart of all storytelling and, since the oldest myths and tales are sacred stories that means all storytelling is somehow sacred.
The ending of SILVER HANDS suggests a sequel. Is that so, and when will it come out?I do have an idea for a sequel, starting in Japan. But since I am currently seeking an agent for a completely different trilogy, I don't know what will become of that idea.