#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Tricia Andersen

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations. For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I need to have my coffee (my lifeblood). I need to have some sort of background sound like music or television but I’m learning I can’t write with certain things on like The Office. I will watch that instead.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love getting to see old friends and making new ones!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Karen Marie Moning. I would totally fangirl her!

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I am always on the go so I try to fit writing in when I have free time like on my lunch break or between matches at a wrestling tournament.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

It was probably my first acceptance letter from a publisher. I think I cried. My dream had just come true and I was overwhelmed.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

My copy of The Princess Bride. I had checked the copy out of the library and read it a bunch of times. Our library was destroyed in the flood and the floor the book was on was completely under water. I was helping a friend box up books donated to her book store last summer and we found a copy of The Princess Bride. Knowing that story, she gave it to me. It has a special place on my bookshelf.

What are your social links?

Facebook: www.facebook.com/t.l.andersenauthor
Facebook Group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1376983112421318
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tricia-Andersen/e/B005M6NCBG
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/tricia-andersen-417f29c4-149e-4b78-b4ca-ec6e04f0ace2
Blog: www.insidethiswritersmind.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/triciaandersen
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/tricialandersen
Instagram: www.instagram.com/triciaandersenauthor

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tricia-Andersen/e/B005M6NCBG Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/triciaandersen

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