10 things you probably didn’t know about author Elizabeth J Church
Most recent book: All the Beautiful Girls: Las Vegas in the 1960s with its neon lights, topless showgirls, high rollers, glamorous superstars like Frank Sinatra, Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis Jnr., is the glittering backdrop for the gorgeously written All the Beautiful Girls. The alluring setting belies the serious side of this enthralling second novel from Elizabeth J. Church, whose acclaimed debut was The Atomic Weight of Love.
Favourite childhood memory: Swimming in an outdoor pool, floating on my back, looking up at clouds and crows, and feeling weightless.
Best known for: Wearing enormous earrings.
How she became a writer: First, through a love of reading, followed by teachers who saw a spark in my first attempts at writing and who then – generously – fanned those sparks to a flame.
Quotable Quotes: “We have the power to choose our perceptions and our reactions to everything – except perhaps gravity.”
Past times / Hobbies / Interests: Hiking in the New Mexico wilderness, swimming, and conversing forever with good friends.
Did you know?: I’m a thirty-plus-year vegetarian who fantasizes about eating fried chicken.
Favourite book/author from 2017: I belatedly discovered Helen Dunmore – and am besotted.
One thing Elizabeth loves: Her pit bull, Darwin. He never complains or irritates or takes things personally. He merely sighs meaningfully.
One thing Elizabeth hates: Purposeful, prideful ignorance.