Personal FAQs

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Is Elle Lothlorien a pen-name?

What drew you to modernizing traditional fairy tales?

Your lead characters all seem to possess a certain level of awkwardness. Is this because you’re also an awkward person?

If you could only eat one candy for the rest of your life, what would it be? What about your last meal?

What got you into dancing? And what's your favorite style of dance that you've learned?

Do your kids ever get embarrassed or upset with you using real life happenings as hilarious points in your books?

Which character do you most identify with?

Which character would you be most likely to hook up with?

There are a couple of authors I get excited about when I hear that they have a new book coming out. Are there any authors you like so much that you just can't wait to read their newest release?

What were the last 10 books that you read?

I know you don’t eat very much when you’re writing, but what's your favorite go-to “writing food?

Your miniature dachshund, Bacon Bourgeois, Legendary Wiener, seems a really good fit for you. What was your very first pet?

I read on Facebook that you have the sleep disorder narcolepsy. How old were you when you were diagnosed?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

What are ten random facts about yourself that you'd be willing to share?

Is there anything you've written in any of your books that you really want to rewrite?

Is there a particular book you've read that changed your life?

Which book that you have written (so far) is your personal favorite and why?

Tell us about your journey to becoming a writer. Did you always know you wanted to be one, or was there a specific moment when you knew?

If you were told you had to teach a class of reluctant readers and writers, ones with minimal skills, what three things would you use to inspire them to read and write?
How do you do your medical references? Consult? Personal experience? Research?
If you could give any advice to yourself right before you wrote your first book, what would it be?

When and where were you the happiest?
What inspires you in your writing and keeps you motivated?
I love reading your anecdotes about your son and daughter on Facebook. How do you decide what to share about your children on social media?
What is the best trip or vacation that you've ever taken?