Romance for ‘Hood Girls

Photo © 2013 Sandra Cox

Photo © 2013 Sandra Cox

Elizabeth Barone writes contemporary New Adult romance and suspense, starring sassy belles who chose an alternative path in life. She is the author of over a dozen books, including The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos and the South of Forever series.

Elizabeth lives in Waterbury, Connecticut with her husband, the artist Michael Campbell.

Why “Romance for ‘Hood Girls”?

Growing up in the ‘hood strongly influenced my stories. My characters struggle to pay the bills and don’t have time for romance. Love finds you when you’re not looking, though, and you have to learn to balance your problems with your relationships.

Fun Facts

  1. Favorite Books: The Dark Tower series, by Stephen King; Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine; Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George; A Kind of Intimacy, by Jenn Ashworth; Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn; The Silver Linings Playbook, by Matthew Quick; A Song of Ice and Fire series, by George R. R. Martin.
  2. Favorite Authors: Tess Gerritsen, Joe Meno, Stephen King, Tracie Puckett, Lindsay Buroker.
  3. Favorite Movies: The CrowFrozenAn American TailThat Awkward MomentBackdraftThirteen, On the Edge of Innocence.
  4. Favorite TV Shows: AwkwardGame of ThronesChasing Life, Grey’s AnatomyYoung & Hungry, Shameless.
  5. Favorite Music: Nico Vega, BANKS, The Duke Spirit, Lacuna Coil, Mastodon, Lenny Kravitz, Tyler Hilton, Aaliyah, Alexz Johnson, The Black Keys, Florence + the Machine… & more.
  6. Favorite Video Games: The Sims series, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII.
  7. Favorite Foods: Sushi, lasagna, pizza.
  8. Weirdest Habit: Whenever I’m having a hard time trying to describe something while writing, I act it out.
  9. Most Embarrassing Story: I once gave myself a concussion on a cabinet door. I’m clumsy.
  10. Something You Might Not Know: I am married (Barone is my maiden name); I have an undiagnosed autoimmune disease that is possibly Rheumatoid Arthritis; in my past life, I was a web designer, digital marketing consultant, and graphic designer.

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