Elaine Charton Tells All

December 18, 2007 | Interviews

ST: Hi, Elaine Charton, welcome and thank you for visiting with us this week.
EC: Thanks for having me Sloane,

ST: Tell us about yourself.
EC: I grew up the only girl in a family with five brothers. I live in Arizona with my husband of almost 24 years and our two spoiled cats. Yerbalot aka Yerbie and Miss Lucy. Miss Lucy is the guardian of my web site. We have no children but between his sisters and my brothers we have 14 nieces and nephews and one great-nephew.

ST: With Christmas just around the corner you must be one busy lady! Let’s take a minute from your schedule and show everyone your gorgeous cover for your latest novel, EZ Lovin’.


ST: I love a man in a moustache! EZ Lovin’ looks to be an exciting read. Please tell us about it.
EC: Glad to!

Ezechial Zachariah McAllister is a true Texan from the top of his Stetson to the tip of his leather boots. Known to his friends as EZ, he works for U.S. Customs out of Boston. Abigail Fairfax is a very proper Bostonian and the owner of the newest art gallery in the city. She agrees to let EZ use her townhouse for a stakeout to try to catch an art smuggler, but letting him masquerade as her lover proves to be more than she’d bargained for. How long can Abigail resist until she succumbs to EZ’s Texas charm and the masquerade becomes real?

ST: How did you come up with the story line?
EC: Actually it was the character who came to me first. Believe it or not I had a dream of this man leaning against the wall, smiling. Imagine a Sam Elliott clone. All he said in the dream was “Evening Ma’am.” I couldn’t get him out of my mind and it went from there.

ST: And where and can we buy EZ LOVIN’?

EC: It’s available on my Publishers Web Site Swimming Kangaroo Books in both electronic and print format. I am also very excited to announce it is also available in print on Amazon.com

ST: How did you and your publisher come together?
EC: Actually, it was my husband who introduced us. He has a book coming out next year with them. When I decided to leave my previous publisher, he mentioned me to his publisher. I sent her EZLovin and the rest as they say is history.

ST: What made you decide to be a writer?
EC: Well, I had always been making up stories, usually revising the end of books and movies if they didn’t end the way I wanted them to end. I was taking a college English course that ended up being more of a creative writing class. Both my professor and my husband encouraged me to continue with my writing.

ST: How long have you been writing?
EC: A little over 15 years

ST: How many books have you written?
EC: Five books and one novella

ST: Which is your favorite and why?
EC: I get asked that a lot and it’s a hard question. I like the characters in EZ and the two books after it. But I think I have to say Man in the Mirror is probably one of my favorites. It was my first paranormal and basically wrote itself. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available. However, it may find another home in the future, you never know.

ST: I for one hope it does. I enjoy your books and don’t want to miss one.
EC: Thank you! I have to go now. It seems Miss Lucy is demanding I get back to work. LOL

ST: Thanks, Elaine. We’ll see you in the morning to learn more about your writing. Until then…

Happy Writing!

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2 Responses to “Elaine Charton Tells All”

  1. Susan Kelley Says:

    Hi Elaine. I have to ask. Does EZ have Sam Elliot’s voice, that deep, deep, drawl? It’s so sexy.

  2. Elaine Charton Says:

    He sure does. Smooth and deep like a good Irish Whiskey. 🙂