(Elyse Grant is the pen name and one of three known personalities associated with Shelley Lieber, an author with a split personality.)
Shelley says: Some may know me as Shelley Lieber, The Wordy Woman, author and publishing consultant.
Elyse takes over...Oh, please! If we wait for you to tell the story, these nice readers will be here all day...Besides, they're not here to learn about you, anyway. My novel, THE PRINCE CHARMING HOAX, began life as a nonfiction book by Shelley Lieber that was going nowhere fast. I'm a fiction writer and I'd been waiting many years to emerge. My opportunity finally showed up one day when Shelley was struggling to organize and present all the stories she had conducted from her real-life interviews with divorced and separated women as research for the book. I saw her falter in frustration and I quickly jumped out and took over the keyboard, introducing her to the characters of Leah Gold and Roxanne Stein. Suddenly everything seemed to fall into place, and the story unfolded.
Shelley returns...Thanks, I'll take it from here. "The Prince Charming Hoax," a sizzling hot story of self-growth and empowerment, was almost seven years in the making. While in preparing for the release of the ebook, it occurred to me that I was also gearing up for my personal "release" as the author of erotic fiction. Contemplating these momentous events, I was struck by the realization that Shelley Lieber and Elyse Grant are the real-life models for Leah Gold and Roxanne Stein. Shelley and Leah are the "good girls," smart, creative, with nurturing mom-type personalities. Roxie and Elyse are the "naughty girls," sassy, ambitious, with a penchant for bending the rules and having fun.
The truth is that every woman has multiple personalities within. Mine are just living it out publicly!