Character Interview – Elizabeth Bard

SUMMER OF CHANGE: ELIZABETH’S STORY
SHARON COADY
YA PARANORMAL

Everyone, please put your hands together for, Elizabeth Bard, the Heroine of Summer of Change, by Sharon Coady.  Okay, Elizabeth, talk to us.

Hello, my name is Elizabeth Bard, I’m 17 years old and the heroine of Summer of Change, Elizabeth’s Story by Sharon Coady.

That’s a pretty heady responsibility for a 17 year old. Where do you live?
I live in Rockville, Maryland in a ranch house with my parents and four sisters.

I have family in Maryland. Which is your favorite time of the day?
Early in the morning when everyone else is still sleeping. You can imagine how noise our three bedroom home is with six people. I cherish the alone time. I love to grab whatever I am reading and if the weather is nice sit on the back porch.

I’m a morning person, too. Which is your most favorite book ever?
I don’t think I can pick one favorite book! There are so many wonderful ones to read. I do enjoy reading books that scare me like ‘The Stand’ by Stephen King.

It can be hard to pick a fave read, especially when one reads a great deal. What kind of music do you like?
I love the Beatles, Janice Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix, But, we have grown up listening to Blues and Big Bands, some of the ones that I always hear my father playing are Ray Charles and Johnny Cash.

All worthy music artists. What is your idea of fun?
Reading of course and in the summer spending time at the pool with my best friend.

With good friends, even the simplest activities are fun. Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had?
Because my dad is the only one who works and we have a lot of kids the only time we go on vacation is to visit my grandparents who live in Pennsylvania. We love spending time with them and all our cousins.

Big families are a boon as you can always count on crash space. Are you a morning person or a night person?
A morning person! Like I said before I enjoy getting up early in the morning before anyone else is up.

There’s something about the day before everyone’s energies start to interact with your own. Which is your most favorite place in this earth?
I love sitting on my grandmother’s front porch. The sound of the traffic and the feel of the gentle breeze. In the summer she’ll make ice tea and we will sit out there for hours.

Grandma’s are the best people. Describe yourself; what do you think about yourself and do you think people perceive you in the same way?
I’m a dreamer definitely. I wonder about things, like magic, fairies, dragons and Vampires. I’m honest, loyal and dependable. I don’t let my friends know what I think about those things. I worry what they would think I was weird. My best friend and my family know I’m dependable, loyal and honest. Which is why I don’t talk about fairies and such because I would have to tell the truth about it!

The things that make us special are best share with someone special in our lives. What is your favorite daily wear attire?
Always a comfortable shirt and either shorts or peddle pushers. Sometimes I like to wear a sundress. Mom always gets us the cutest things to wear.

Some moms have a knack for buying clothes. What is your favorite color of socks to wear?
Truthfully I try not to wear socks and shoes. Whenever possible I go barefoot. Socks make me feel like my toes are squished. When I do wear socks it’s whatever mom bought me.

Me, I like a warm, comfy pair of socks in which to pad around the house. Do you like dogs or cats?
I love cats! They are so sweet. My sisters love dogs but I like the way a cat curls up and purrs on my lap. Dogs get too excited for me and want attention all the time.

I’m a cat and dog person, kinda suggests I have multiple personalities. If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?
Lots of healthy foods! With a family full of kids mom plants a vegetable garden every summer and she makes sure we have lots of fresh fruits as well.

Your mom has so many great things about her; I’d like to meet her. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
I have a couple pair of cute sandals and some sneakers. I own a pair of riding boots because my mother takes me to ride one of the horses.

Riding boots are also great in a deluge also. What do you do when you feel very sad or depressed?
I have a diary I write in, which helps me contemplate what I’m feeling. I go some where by myself and think about what is making me feel that way.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to get to know me a little better! I hope you will enjoy my story.

And there you go folks, an interview with a very special lady, Elizabeth Bard. Give it up for today’s guest, everyone! Thanks for stopping in, Elizabeth. It’s been great having you. Please do visit again and don’t make us wait too long!

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SHARON COADY lives in Florida with her husband, three of their four daughters and five of their eleven grandchildren. She wrote two books before discovering Romance novels. She has now written a romantic suspense, a romance novella and is currently writing a Christmas novella. She has three published novels. When not working as a nurse for the Veterans Administration or writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and riding behind her husband on their Harley.

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“I’ve always had thoughts of what it would be like to live in a world where magic really did exist, where wizards, fairies and dragons lived in harmony. Imagine what it would be like to know that kind of magic existed. Of course, I figure if wizards, fairies and dragons did exist there would have to be dark magic, too, and witches, vampires and werewolves. I have always thought that one could not exist without the other. I want to believe that they all still exist in our world, hidden from the eyes of humans, because of what we are.”
It’s 1969 and 17-year-old Elizabeth is looking forward to the last summer before her senior year. During a family trip to Wheaton Plaza, she finds a book about the town where her father grew up. The author had written about vampires living amongst the town’s residents. When Elizabeth meets a handsome young man who agrees to help her do the research, she doesn’t know that her life is about to change forever. Vivid dreams of a house in the book start to haunt her. Not long after, a stranger contacts her and tells her he can explain the dreams she has been having about the house in the book. When she agrees to meet him she finds herself thrown into a world where magic and vampires do exist. Elizabeth finds she must join forces with this stranger not only to keep her family safe, but to keep this man and herself safe as well.

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