Author Spotlight no.128 – Elizabeth Kolodziej

Complementing my daily blog interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the one hundred and twenty-eighth, is of paranormal romance novelist and short story author Elizabeth Kolodziej.

Elizabeth J Kolodziej is a young fiction writer originally from Torrance California. She is a smart and original thinker who has researched the origins of vampires, werewolves and witches for many years. Kolodziej writes her books from the knowledge she has gained while trying to be as original and inspiring as possible. Her books encompass both true folklore facts along with innovative ideas motivated by the great writers around her.

And now from the author herself:

The first book in The Last Witch Series is Vampyre Kisses, which is accompanied by Werewolf Descent and soon to be released Witch Devotions. A book that took a lot of emotional effort to write considering the main character was dealing with a similar issue to myself. Death. Something that is never easy to get through.

However, I was able to overcome the bad times and move forward to receive terrific reviews from websites such as Reader Favorites, Bitten By Books and Reader Views.

Continuing forward I am putting out novellas for side characters from The Last Witch Series including Zou Tai’s Salvaged Pieces of a Werewolf Lost and Mac’s The Witch’s Guardian.

The most fun is introducing new characters with novellas such as From Demons, With Lust and Demon Protection Plan. Both stories have characters that will be featured in the fourth book in The Last Witch Series, Demonic Charms to be released in 2013. When it comes to cross overs I am all about it!

However, there is a brand new genre I am entering. Steampunk. Though my take on it is going to be steampunk zombie young adult romance I have smushed together as The Zombiepunk Series.

The first book is Gravely Inanimated: A Tale of Woe and Romance. I plan on it being a major success since the band V is for Villain will be making an appearance in the book. If you don’t know them check them out!

You can find more about Elizabeth and her writing via…

her websiteTwitter, Like her on Facebook, friend on Facebook.

Buy links: Amazon (ebook), Amazon (paperback) and Barnes and Noble.


The blog interviews will return as normal tomorrow with memoirist Rodica Mihalis– the five hundred and twenty-fourth of my blog interviews with novelists, poets, short story authors, biographers, agents, publishers and more. A list of interviewees (blogged and scheduled) can be found here. If you like what you read, please do go and investigate further. And I enjoy hearing from readers of my blog; do either leave a comment on the relevant interview (the interviewees love to hear from you too!) and / or email me.

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Unfortunately, as I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t review books but I have a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words. Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me reading it / talking about and critiquing it (I send you the transcription afterwards so you can use the comments or ignore them) 🙂 on my ‘Bailey’s Writing Tips’ podcast, then do email me. They are fortnightly episodes, usually released on Sundays, interweaving the recordings between the red pen sessions with the hints & tips episodes. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.