I am happy to welcome a very lovely guest today who not only happens to be an awesome author but is also one of the very few people out there I actually trust for tea flavor recommendations. *toasts with tea mugs*
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So Tish, Where do you get your inspiration from?
I find inspiration in everything. I can look at a one word and the title of my next book will pop into my head, or I could get a certain feeling on a rainy day that inspires my next story. Or, in the case of The Rose Trilogy, it can all start with a dream.
Who is your biggest influence?
I would have to say Gena Showalter.
What about her motivates you the most?
I love the fact that her books span the Young Adult and Adult categories, all while maintaining the specific genre of Paranormal Romance. It's exactly what I've tried to do. I want to write sweet, innocent stories like Shay and the Box of Nye, for the YA crowd, but also enjoy diving into the adult hotness that is Aradia Awakens. Within my books, there's something for everyone, but you can be sure all of it is MAGICAL and within the PNR genre!
What's your star sign?
Gemini - I'm a good communicator! :p
What is your favorite book?
*Eeek* I don't think I can answer this one, as my response changes weekly.
If someone were to use you as a character in their book, how do they think they would portray you?
Hahahaha... Oh man, probably a snobby know-it-all.
Would this be accurate or not?
NO!!! OMG...I'm shy, which can led people to think I'm stuck-up, which is SO not true. Plus I suffer from B.R.F., which totally doesn't help.(See video below.) I'm probably one of the most down to earth people you'll ever meet. A total geek. And while my life experiences and extensive research habit has led me to learn a lot about a lot of different subjects, I'm never one to think I know better than someone else, or that I can't always learn something new. I'll be the first person to admit when I'm wrong!
What is your favorite pick-up line?
Um...I don't think I'm a fan of any pick-up line, but the one that makes me laugh the most is..."Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?"
How did you come up with the concept of drifting vampires?
LOL, while I'd love to give some in-depth answer about emotions and their manifestations, it truly boiled down to whether I made Christian a blonde or a brunette; I decided to do both through drifting! :p
What advice do you have for up and coming authors?
Go for it but be smart. Don't rush and make sure you do LOTS of research on the right way to do things. Professional editing and cover design are key, but you also have to be aware of how the industry and it's many quirks work before jumping in.
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