Meet a Stranger: Eloise De Sousa

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Eloise is a Zimbabwean  living in Britain. She dabbles in many genres, from poetry to children’s literature and adult crime romance. That’s why her blog is so full of different topics. One of my favorite blog posts of hers is the “The Life Story of My Lucky Pig” where she writes about the lucky charm she had for more than 30 years and what happened to it when she showed it to her children…the ending is great.

Name: Eloise De Sousa

Who are you? A poet, writer/author/struggling illustrator, mother, wife, human!

Three of your favorite things: The silence of am empty house whilst I write, a chilled glass of Chardonnay and the promise of my dreams coming true.

What consumes your time? Juggling my family commitments with writing deadlines I set for myself and holding in to a fading social life as I immerse myself in books.

If you had to choose your last meal, what would it be? Rack of ribs, French fries, coleslaw, BBQ sauce and a cold glass of wine to wash it down.

What keeps you sane? My family. Without them around me I would sink into the abyss of craziness and never have a reason to return.

What’s your favorite memory? I have so many favourites!  Of course, the days my children were born, the pure happiness I felt holding them.  On a selfish note, the day I finished my book Deception.  That feeling of closing the chapter and the excitement of knowing I had actually completed one of the many stories swimming around in my head.

Do you have any idols or role models?  Stephen King and Frida Kahlo.  They are both inspirational figures that let nothing stand in their way and their hard work and perseverance to live life to the full inspires me.  Frida is an amazing woman who went through so much suffering but never gave up what she loved.  She found solace in her art.  I hope to be as brave as her one day.

What’s on your bucket list? To flex my writing skills to the extreme and come up with an incredible story.  Travel of course!  To build my own house.  To meet Stephen King and have him read one of my books and enjoy it!!

Your online homes: www.facebook.com/eloisebookcorner and www.lulu.com/spotlight/eloisedesousa, twitter @mello_elo or you can find my books on Amazon, IBookstore and Barnes & Noble.

A question from the previous featured blogger: “ What is your biggest fear and are you ready to face it?  My biggest fear is losing my family. I will never be ready to face it. We lost a brother-in-law last year. He suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 50. It brought home the reality that we are all fallible and any one of us can be taken. I dread that more than anything else.

A question you’d like to ask the next featured blogger:  If you were offered a place on Mars, what prized possession would you take with you and why?

 

If you’d like to be featured, shoot me an email at erawrites@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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