Featured Foodies Interview with Eliza Kate

  • Let us know a little about yourself and how we can connect with you via website, blog, books, and social media sites.

I am a Primary School teacher and also recently, a new blogger! Sharing all sorts from lifestyle, to baking, to beauty.
You can find my website at www.elizakate.com
My Instagram page is instagram.com/elizakate
My twitter handle is @elizakatewrites
I’m looking forward to connecting with other bloggers and writers to help our sites to grow!

  • What is the name of your blog or book and how did you get started?
    My blog is called Eliza Kate Writes. I decided to start blogging as a hobby late in 2019, as I love writing about lots of different things. I then got busy with my work and so blogging took a back seat. However whilst working from home during the current lock down, I really got back into blogging and am more passionate about it than ever!

  • What is your favorite food?
    I love so many foods… if I had to have one meal though it would be my Mum’s roast beef. With loads of Yorkshire puddings. And gravy…and crispy roast potatoes.

  • What foods do you crave all the time?
    I go through phases of foods that I crave – sometimes it’s healthy, like pineapple, other times I’m just like ‘give me all the crisps!’

  • What is your favorite comfort food?
    My favorite comfort food has to be a fresh loaf of bread, with a great crust and fluffy on the inside, with a generous helping of butter on top.

  • If you could learn how to make any food what would it be?
    I would love to be able to make a baked Alaska!!

  • What is your favorite thing about being a blogger, writer, or author?
    I love being able to write about literally anything that I want to, and that what I write can resonate with other people – I think that’s so amazing! I also love how helpful and supportive the blogging community is, particularly on Twitter.

  • What advice do you have for new writers just starting out?
    As a new blogger, I would definitely say have fun and be yourself. Create your blog for you and let your personality shine through. Don’t worry about things like making money or self-hosting straight away, just concentrate on the writing. Also, don’t compare your successes to other people’s – just do you very best and above all, enjoy the journey!

  • What do you like to do for fun?
    I love walking. I go out most days where I live. I’m really lucky I live in lovely rural countryside so there’s plenty of beautiful routes for me to take. I also love to bake, see friends, take photographs and chill with my cats and husband.

  • What helps you to stay motivated and keep writing?
    There are so many subjects that motivate me to write, and as soon as inspiration hits I just make a note of it. So I’ve got an every growing list of blog topics, and when I come to think about writing a new blog, I just scroll the list and get excited all over again!

  • How do you attract new readers?
    This is something that I am still learning as a new blogger, however Twitter and Instagram have been great so far, enabling me to share blog posts and gain followers from a wider audience. I also try to regularly update my website to make it as up to date and user friendly as possible.

  • What has influenced you the most as a writer?
    My biggest influences are the things around me, that inspire me to write. I’m also pretty competitive, so when I see other’s doing well I really want to achieve the same as they are!

  • What is your favorite genre to read?
    I love a good chick-lit, particularly when I’m on holiday. However I also love thrillers too!

  • What are you reading right now?
    Right now I am reading the new Suzanne Collins book, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

  • What is something about yourself most people don’t know?
    I have two pet Kune Kune pigs and have done since 2006!

  • What kind of music do you like to listen to?
    I listen generally to Indie, Acoustic and old school Britpop – Blur and Oasis for example! Bands like that are timeless.

  • If you could live in any book what would it be?
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so I can visit the factory and the chocolate room!

  • Who are your top three favorite authors?
    Sophie Kinsella (writes a great chick-lit), Ian McEwan and Adam Kay (I’ve never laughed and cried so much as reading This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor).

  • Do you have any blogs or books you can recommend?
    As mentioned above, I would highly recommend Adam Kay’s books about life as a Junior Doctor. They are written as a series of diary entries and just make you feel every emotion possible! I’m still discovering which blogs I like, but have always been a fan of Rosie Bea, who both vlogs on Youtube and blogs about her beautiful clothes designs.

  • If you could have super powers what would they be?
    To restore the climate and eradicate disease.

  • What does a typical day of writing look like for you?
    At the moment during lock down, I get up early, have breakfast, set the children their work for the day, check my little list of blogging subjects and just start typing and see where it takes me! I also try to network with other bloggers as much as I can via social media and upload a snap or two to my Instagram page.

  • What is your favorite movie that was based off a book?
    Got to be Lord of the Rings. It’s just epic.

  • What projects are you working on right now?
    I am currently redesigning my website and researching into how to use WordPress most effectively, it’s all very new and I’m still learning!

  • Any other information you would like to include to our readers?
    I’d love to gain some more followers on my blog and social media accounts! As I blog more and more I will be covering cosy content that you can snuggle up with a cup of tea to read. Please subscribe if this sounds like something you would enjoy reading!

Thank you Eliza for a great interview!

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Featured Foodie Interview with Alicia Jones

  • Let us know a little about yourself and how we can connect with you via website, blog, books, and social media sites. What you see with my work is always authentic. I have many things swirling around in my head, so you never know what you are going to get.  My website is where you can find my blog, a bit more about me and a few of my favorite pictures.  www.ajsdiary.com/blog.  Instagram: www.instagram.com/simplymeaj and on twitter I can be found @Ajonesy8)
  • What is the name of your blog or book and how did you get started? AJ’s Diary.  I started in 2018, I’ve always had so much to say and so many thoughts in my head and had an idea to bring that to life in a broader approach, so I started my website.
  • What is your favorite food? Mexican, the sauces and the flavors create this excitement within me that make me want to dance.  Literally!
  • What foods do you crave all the time? Rice. I’ve loved it since I was a little girl.  A little butter and a pinch of salt and I have a meal
  • What is your favorite comfort food? Homemade soup
  • If you could learn how to make any food what would it be? Gnocchi
  • What is your favorite thing about being a blogger, writer, or author? Speaking from my heart.  I love the ability to create something that not only I have enjoyed but others have as well.
  • What advice do you have for new writers just starting out? Don’t be too critical of yourself.  Just go with your first instinct.  As you continue writing, you will see how much you have changed over time.
  • What do you like to do for fun? Garden.  I like watching things grow.  It’s amazing
  • What helps you to stay motivated and keep writing?  Quite simply, the passion for it.  It makes me feel so good.
  • How do you attract new readers?  Of all the social media platforms, I would have to say Twitter is the most active, so I do most of my promoting there.
  • What has influenced you the most as a writer? Other writers who have paved the way.  Whether new or seasoned.
  • What is your favorite genre to read? Fables.
  • What are you reading right now? Just started The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • What is something about yourself most people don’t know? I am a huge tattoo lover.  Working on my idea for a beautiful sleeve
  • What kind of music do you like to listen to? Every single thing that has a beat.  If I can groove to it I’m adding it to my music library.
  • If you could live in any book what would it be? Tara Road by Maeve Binchy.  I fell in complete and total love with this book.  It’s like I was there.
  • Who are your top three favorite authors? Maeve Binchy, James Patterson & Clive Barker
  • Do you have any blogs or books you can recommend? I highly recommend The Thief of Always by Clive Barker.  Also, Any and Everything written by Maeve Binchy.
  • If you could have super powers what would they be? Eradicate hatred from hearts.
  • What is a typical day of writing look like for you? I never have a draft, I have the thought that came to me at 3 a.m. and I start there.  I edit it over and over to ensure it flows. Once I feel that it is ready to be published, I pour myself a glass of wine in celebration.
  • What projects are you working on right now? Started my first book at the beginning of this year, still going, not sure when it will be published but it’s coming.
  • Any other information you would like to include to our readers? I always want to know what they think about my work, but most importantly I appreciate their support.  And just stay tuned to see what I’m up to next.

Thank you Alicia for such a great interview!

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Featured Foodies Interview with Innana Canon

Let us know a little about yourself and how we can connect with you via website, blog, books, and social media sites.

I am a Wellness blogger, Entrepreneur, and Business/Mindset Coach.
You can find my blog at: 
http://www.projectlifewellness.com
Also, feel free to connect with me on the following social sites:
Instagram (blog) http://www.instagram.com/projectlifewellness
Twitter (blog) http://www.twitter.com/lifewellness11
Facebook (blog) http://www.facebook.com/projectlifewellness
Instagram (coaching page)
 http://www.instagram.com/anacanoninspires


What is the name of your blog or book and how did you get started?
My blog’s name is Project Life Wellness. I started initially as a way to document my wellness journey–in all aspects of life. It quickly grew into something much more than that–it became a place for me to share wellness articles, healthy recipes, and topics on mental health.


What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is a cheese-less pizza with all the veggies piled on top!


What foods do you crave all the time?

I am a sucker for salty and spicy foods and find myself craving them often. I also have those days where all I want are some sweets!


What is your favorite comfort food?

I love me a good burger from time-to-time because I do believe that life is all about balance 🙂


If you could learn how to make any food what would it be?

I would love to learn how to make a classic apple pie!


What is your favorite thing about being a blogger, writer, or author?

I love being a blogger because it offers me a platform to showcase my passion for all things wellness and clean eats!
What advice do you have for new writers just starting out?
Don’t give up! Many people give up right before they begin to make traction and just before people begin to discover their work. Find something you truly enjoy writing about and go for it! the readers will come in time 🙂


What do you like to do for fun?

I love spending time with my 2 boys, running, baking, and of course, writing.


What helps you to stay motivated and keep writing?

My love for words. Everyone always talks about how video is the new wave of the future–yet I personally still enjoy reading. I know there are many people out there who still choose to get their information from the written word–so my passion for writing comes from wanting to provide that for them through my blog.
How do you attract new readers?
I love to share my articles on multiple platforms and encourage others to share it as well. I also utilize Pinterest to promote my blog and pay close attention to on-page SEO.


What has influenced you the most as a writer?
Other people’s success. I have a lot of other influencers, bloggers, and authors whom I look up to. These people are thought-leaders in their industries and have truly been an inspiration to me to keep going.


What is your favorite genre to read?
I enjoy self-help books and a good mystery novel once in a while.


What are you reading right now?
Since I am working on growing my coaching business at the moment, I am currently reading Traffic Secrets by Russell Brunson.


What is something about yourself most people don’t know?
I hate math! It was my most hated subject in school!


What kind of music do you like to listen to?
I literally listen to anything that sounds good! everything from ganster-rap all the way to country and classical. I also like to think I have great taste in music overall!


If you could live in any book what would it be?
I remember wanting to live in the Babysitters Club books when I was growing up because they all seemed to live such interesting lives. Ha, I might be aging myself here 🙂


Who are your top three favorite authors?
Ooo this one is tough! I’d probably say Brene Brown, Jen Sincero, and J.K. Rowling.


Do you have any blogs or books you can recommend?
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz–really good!!


If you could have super powers what would they be?

Being able to fly or teleport!


What is a typical day of writing look like for you?

I like to get my morning lemon water and fruit ready, turn on my laptop, and let the words pour out.


What is your favorite movie that was based off a book?
Harry Potter


What projects are you working on right now?

I am completing re-branding my virtual marketing business as well as working on a step-by-step blogging course to be released later this year!


Any other information you would like to include to our readers?

If you follow me on Instagram and shoot me a quick note, I promise to follow back! 🙂
Thank you Innana for such a great interview! Be sure to check out her blog and social media sites to connect with her.