As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"

Part 3 of Interview with Liz Adair

Tell us about your all time favorite character of your creating.

I think Spider Latham is my favorite character. He’s an ordinary man having a tough old row. He’s put in situations where he has to do heroic things, but he certainly doesn’t see himself as a hero. He’s just a likeable guy.

Anything else you want to share . . .

Well, yes, actually. I have a new book coming out this fall in August or September, though I don’t have an exact date or even a title, yet. It’s set in Northwest Washington in the fictional town of Limestone, a small, backwoods town on the (fictional) Hiesel River. It’s my valentine to the small town of Concrete, upriver from where I live here in Washington. I taught school there years ago—probably before you were born, Shaunna.

You're not that old.

During the early part of the 20th Century, a great number of people migrated from North Carolina to work in the timber industry around here. They brought a lot of their traditions with them and still proudly call themselves Tarheels. My new book is about a young woman who comes from an urban area to work in the rural school system upriver and meets up with an alien culture. It’s a romance with a bit of intrigue—one of those cheap vacations.

Thank you so much for interviewing me. You do a great service to writers by having us over to your blog. I hope I can return the favor some day.

Liz, it's been a pleasure! I understand that the new release is "Cold River" coming out this fall. I'll be watching for it and hope many of my readers look for it as well.

From one Washingtonian to another . . . thank you!
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