Wednesday, October 10, 2012

TBR welcomes Liz Grace Davis

TBR: Welcome to TBR, Liz. Will you share a little bit about yourself?
Liz: I was born in Angola and grew up in Namibia, South Africa, and Germany. I now live in Vienna, Austria with my husband. My mother was a diplomat. That’s why I got to move around so much. On one hand I loved it; getting to know new people, experiencing various cultures, seeing beautiful countries, and learning new languages.
I studied international business consultancy, worked for the United Nations for a while and am now studying towards my master’s degree of International Management.

TBR: Tell us about Chocolate Aftertaste and where it's available.
Liz: Chocolate Aftertaste is the story of a woman, Nora, who has a very controlling father. He makes all the important decisions in her life, even when it comes to her love life. All her life she has done her very best to live up to his expectations, sacrificing her own happiness.
Until she almost makes a major mistakes and realizes it’s time to take back the control. She flees to another town looking of a new beginning and maybe love. She soon learns that starting over and falling in love brings along its own challenges. But what matters most is that she has made her own choices and is ready to enjoy the benefits of those choices and deal with the consequences.

The book is available for purchase here:
Barnes & Noble:

TBR: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
Liz: Here’s the blurb.
At her pre-wedding dinner, Nora Darkin, the daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, discovers her fiancĂ© is not the man she thought he was. As her father hoists his glass to toast them, she makes an announcement: there will be no wedding to her father's right-hand man. Due to the fresh rift driven between her and her father, Nora escapes to the quaint town of Dreara. Determined to live her life her own way, she makes new friends and pursues her lifelong desire of becoming a chef. Ethan Danes, a neighbour with his own broken heart, helps soothe hers. Just as Nora discovers what it means to be happy, and she begins to fall in love with Ethan, a woman from his past re-enters his life…

TBR: What inspired you to write about the theme?
Liz: This novel is a love story, but also a story about life and the choices we make. There are times when we give others too much power over our lives. Times when we do things just to make others happy, at the expense of our own happiness.

TBR: Are you a plotter or pantser?
Liz: I’m a pantser, except when I get stuck. Then I start to plot like a mad woman, until my mind is free again.

TBR: Do you have a favorite quote you’d like to share?
Liz: Thank God for dirty dishes; they have a tale to tell. While other folks go hungry, we're eating pretty well. With home, and health, and happiness, we shouldn't want to fuss; For this stack of evidence, God's very good to us. -John Mason-

TBR: Did any music inspire your book? Do you have a playlist?
Liz: I love listening to country music when writing. One of the songs I listened to could have inspired me to keep going but not the story.

TBR: What's next for you?
Liz: My third novel, Honeysuckle & Jasmine (women’s fiction), will be published in late autumn.
The story is about two African Au-Pairs (from different backgrounds) who meet in Germany and embark on a journey that leads them to the true meaning of friendship. Together they laugh, they live, they grow. And then everything changes. Suddenly their carefree days are over and the struggles that come with living in a foreign country begin. The only thing that can hold them together, when everything falls apart, is their friendship.

You can get a sneak peek at the cover I designed for the novel here. I’ll still tweak it some more before it’s ready:

TBR: Any other published works?
Liz: Tangi’s Teardrops, a YA fantasy inspired by my childhood. Find out more here

TBR: What’s the most interesting comment you have received about your books?
Liz: Here’s something about Chocolate Aftertaste from a reviewer: “Chocolate Aftertaste was well-written and filled with obstacles and the twists which the protagonists had to face. Besides that, it was not a typical swooning-over-the-hills kind of romance, but romance novel where people faced real life issues.”

Twitter: @Liz_Davis1

Thank you so much for this great interview. I appreciate the opportunity to be featured on your blog. 

TBR: Thanks for visiting TBR, Liz. All the best to you.



  1. Thanks so much for hosting me. I enjoyed answering the interview. i wish you a wonderful day.


Talk to TBR guests!