Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Tidbit Tuesday: A Stolen Season with Tamara Gill
I'm thrilled to have author Tamara Gill visiting today! Tamara is one of those lovely, lovely peeps you feel you've known all your life after barely 5 minutes of meeting her. Sweet and totally friendly, she also has some fabulous historical romances out, and some of the most gorgeous covers I've seen lately.
Without further ado, here she is!
Welcome, Tamara! Tell us a bit about you, and something we don't know/wouldn't expect about you.
Hi Zee and firstly thank you for having me today and helping me celebrate the release of my latest book A Stolen Season! I’m an Australian author who writes Regency and time travel romance and I married my high school sweetheart. Awww...
Too sweet! *grin*
Why become a writer?
I didn’t really have a choice, I either wrote down what my characters were saying or they were determined to drive me mad.
Lol, I know that feeling!
As writers, we are bombarded with ideas every minute of every day. How do you sort through these ideas, to stick to the 'viable' ones?
I don’t I think. But I do finish what I start otherwise it annoys the hell out of me. So I keep note of any new ideas and come back to them when I have the time.
How do you develop an idea into a book?
I’m a panster writer so I make it up as I go along and hopefully it’ll all work out in the end. It usually does.
Lucky you! Nothing from me makes sense if I don't have an outline, lol! Yep, even life!
Which is easier for you – narrative, or dialogue?
I find both fine to write. Although I’m never quite sure if there is enough narrative, but I love dialogue. That’s always fun to write.
Preferred genre to write?
I love the Regency period and like writing in this genre above any else, but time travels are always fun to do when I need to mix up my writing life.
Time travels do allow for some fancy mixing, innit?
How do you get into your characters' heads and shoes?
They talk and I write, that’s pretty much how my writing works. Some days they talk more than others which is always helpful, but that’s how I roll.
Drafts, edits, polishing – love or loathe? Can you please explain?
I hate editing, as by then the book's done and I’m wanting to move on to something else, but I do love the final read through when everything is just as it should be and I hope people are going to enjoy the story as much as I do.
Best advice you've received, and that you'd want others to know?
Keep writing and take all feedback you receive with a pinch of salt.
Tell us about your latest release
Archaeologist Sarah Baxter had a clear directive: travel back to nineteenth century London to retrieve the measuring device she left behind. But her bungled attempt at thievery left an English Earl dead and his brother bent on revenge. Sarah must once again go back in time to find the device and return to her own time before her tragic mistake puts a noose around her neck. Unfortunately, the only way to get close to the device is to befriend the very man who wants her dead.
Eric, the new Earl of Earnston, was determined to catch the woman who killed his brother, but she’d disappeared without a trace. Twelve months on and there are still no clues to her whereabouts. As luck would have it, he finds a distraction. A new family have arrived in town and Miss Sarah Baxter is a delightful diversion among the stale debutantes in the ton.
Sarah knows it is madness to seduce the man who would want her dead should he know who she was, but the Earl is an alarmingly persistent gentleman. Can Sarah procure the device without her secret being revealed? And what will the Earl do when he finds out the woman he’s in love with is not the woman he thought he knew?
Oh my! That sounds absolutely delightful!
Let's say your book is a movie – which one does it most closely resemble?
Hmm that’s a tough one. Maybe ‘Lost in Austen’ would be the closest.
What real-life actors are playing the roles?
Always Henry Cavill as my hero. ALWAYS! My heroine I didn’t really have anyone in mind…I’ll have to think about that.
Now this movie needs a soundtrack – what songs/tracks best fit your book?
Evermore – Light Surrounding You.
Where can we find you and your books?
Links to facebook and twitter can be found on these sites.
Again, what dreamy covers! Thanks for dropping by today, Tamara! Lovely to have you visit. *smile* XOXO
Peeps, do check out Tamara's works. I can promise she delivers powerful historical romances that will keep you riveted!
From Mauritius with love,