Elizabeth Everett lives in Upstate New York with her family. Her Secret Scientists of London series has received critical acclaim from BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, PopSugar, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. Elizabeth’s work is inspired by her admiration for rule breakers and belief in the power of love to change the world.
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What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for your novel?
Well, at one point I was considering having a piece of clothing be protected by a resin. I mentioned the idea to my husband, and he said that samurai warriors coated their helmets in a resin, so I spent half a day researching samurai helmets from the 10th to the 15th century and it turns out he was totally wrong. Samurai helmets have nothing to do with resin but they’re super cool to look at, so that’s all right.
What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?
I never read romance until about twelve years ago I picked up Julie Ann Long’s Perils of Pleasure by mistake, thinking it was a historical mystery. I think I’d read one romance before that and I had a lot of the same derisive misconceptions about the genre that a lot of people have. It wasn’t until I was half way through that I realized:
- This book is not a mystery
- This book is a romance
- This book is really, really good.
Julie Ann Long is still my favorite romance author to date and she gets better and better with every book.
What is your favourite trope? Why?
I love grumpy/sunshine. I love it so much; I don’t know why. There is something so satisfying when the sunshine burns away the gloom and opens the other partner to a world of joy. Sigh.
It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?
Well, A Perfect Equation is an early-Victorian set historical romance, so they have Cooks for that business. I will say when I lived in England, I did enjoy the rashers – their bacon is a lot thicker than ours and comes from a different part of the pig. Delicious.
What book are you reading currently?
I am currently reading Rachel McMillan’s post World War II historical fiction novel, The Mozart Code. There’s a marriage of convenience, a priceless relic, and the gorgeous backdrops of Vienna and Prague. So good!
The rapid fire question – Would you rather be sitting around a big cozy fire with friends, drinking wine while gushing about your favourite romance book, or have a secret rendezvous with a man who drives you crazy but you can’t stop thinking about?
Well, I’ve been married for longer than I’ve been single, and my husband definitely drives me crazy after all these years! Still, there is no one I would rather have a secret rendezvous with!
Read our review of A Perfect Equation here.
Read our review of Elizabeth’s earlier book A Lady’s Formula For Love here.