Elizabeth Barron is a Lecturer of French at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She has interests in the Eighteenth Century, narrative styles and their similarity to political processes, and human rights. However, during her professional career, Elizabeth has never formally published anything. “I don’t do real research; I just make blogs.” (One of them, and the one that includes some of the ideas expressed in this interview, can be found HERE). In spite of this, Elizabeth has recently become aware of and taken a great interest in Open Access Publishing and has kindly offered to share her views with us here at Open Science.