Today we're chatting with author Tara Brown about her novel IN THE FADING LIGHT as part of her blog tour. Have a seat and grab a cuppa, and let's get to know Tara and her book.
I am a Canadian author. I'm pretty eclectic in my genres and I like to say adventurous but it could just be bipolar.
How long have you been writing?
Since I was in first grade, published since first year college.
The story is about a young woman who is trying to escape something horrid when she meets a man who she falls for. He has some serious baggage in the form of an Encantado named Lisle. The story twists and turns and when it ends I think most people will feel the ride they took. There is magic, mystery, betrayal, badass girls and hot guys, and some spicy romance. It is NA so I threw some sex in, I mean why not.
How did the idea of the story come to you?
I saw the cover of a girl in a raven's feathered dress and just suddenly knew the story.
Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?
I self edit, then we do alpha and beta and then I send to an editor who has a severe system and then we do a final beta. Pretty painful lol.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
What’s the hardest part of writing for you?
Letting go afterward. I hang on sometimes and need a few hours of world of warcraft to numb my brain.
What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing?
Magic Bag hahahaha. My neck cramps up.
What are you reading right now?
My own books doing back edit on old works. Yay me . . .
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
To be invisible. Then I could people watch better. That sounds creepy doesn't it.
What's the weirdest thing you've googled?
Sleep sex assault and the people who like to sit on balloons naked and pop them.
Okay, wow. That's a new one. Quick writing test! Use the following words in a sentence: fading, memorable, and sequins.
In the back of my fading memory I recall her the way she was then, all dressed up in sequins and desperate to make everything memorable.
Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably ...
shopping or playing world of warcraft thinking about cleaning or baking.
Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.
Are you kidding? Do you have hours? Can I have pages or just take over the blog.
Wow. ok. Uhhhhhh
Triple M book club
Totally booked book blog
My entire readership on my page
Yume my hair stylist
Brandi and JD my bad ass beta bastards
Mel and Tabs
Peggy at le Squirrel
all the bloggers who I can't recall off he top of my head but I love bloggers and reviewers. I don't know how y'all do it.
Lastly and never least my Nators. They are my street team and they are the best ever!!
And finally, where can people find you and your books online?
This is the best place to reach me https://www.facebook.com/TaraBrownAuthor and this is the best place to buy books http://www.amazon.com/Tara-Brown/e/B007RS9V30
Thanks for stopping by the blog, Tara! Good luck with your book!
Thanks for having me xoxoxoxoxo