Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
I’m Tara and I write contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. My paranormal romance and urban fantasy world, which are one and the same, contain everything from Vampires, to Witches, to Shifters. There’s a little something for everyone who enjoys the supernatural.
When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.
I typically write when my two little dudes are in bed for the night, right around 8PM until about 10:30PM when I go to bed. I don’t usually eat anything while writing, and some of that comes from sitting on my bed during those hours. I either like to write in silence, or sometimes I’ll listen to some instrumental-only classical music. Anything with singing and lyrics distracts me too much because then I want to sing and dance along!
What are you favorite things about attending signings?
One of my favorite things about attending signings is getting to interact with the readers in person. We spend so much time behind computers where we might get to make a short comment here or there on social media, but nothing compared to meeting someone in the flesh. The other thing that I really like about signings is getting to see author friends! Sometimes the only time I see certain people is at the few signing events I attend each year.
What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?
I would love to meet Meghan March sometime. Her work and the way she runs her business has been so inspirational to me. Everything I’ve seen of her has been so amazing and she’s always very interactive with her fans. I had the great fortune of meeting my ultimate unicorn author, Elisabeth Naughton, at RWA a few years ago. That was absolutely amazing being able to tell her that she inspired me to write my first story.
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 have a full time job during the day and then my family to take care of in the evenings, so at night is really the only time I have available to write. I am not as consistent as I’d like to be, but I’m working toward writing every night Sunday through Friday for my 8ish to 10:30ish time block. Every once in a great while I’ll take a day off work to write, or sit down for a couple of hours during the weekend, but there’s a lot to balance.
What is your favorite memory so far as an author?
My favorite memory so far as an author would be my first signing event, when someone took a chance on me as a new author and bought my book. I definitely had some tears that day. It was amazing knowing there are people out there who will support you and your creative endeavors.
Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?
My most prized book possession is my copy of Dune. I read it when I was 13 or 14 years old, and it was the first non-kid book I ever read. I still have the same copy I would take with me into trees to read until my legs would fall asleep. It was really what turned me on to reading more than what was required in school!
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