Get to know Tallulah; Excerpts from Favorite Interviews:
From Andy Rane’s The Same Six Questions:
What was your first lengthy piece of fiction (say, >1000 words)? What was it about? When did you write it? Do you still have it? The first serious short story I wrote as an adult was a romantic interlude about reincarnation. I had it, and a few other short stories, recorded to an acoustic guitar for a venture that never got off the ground about ten years ago. I hadn’t listened to, or read, the stories since then. I unearthed them this past spring and they helped give birth to the Timeless series.
When was your first indication, “I can do this (write)”? My first 5-star review gave me goose-bumps. The reviewer expressed how I felt about my characters—‘I found myself wanting to be a part of their world’—so I knew then that it worked.
If you could meet one of your characters in real life, which would it be? I’d like to meet all of them, but if I had to choose just one it would be Cassandra Locke. Cassie’s story unfolds throughout the first two books in preparation for Destiny. Cassie’s dreams convince her that she’s lived many times before, but she’s loved only once. The power of that relationship transcends time, which, as any genuine romantic will tell you, is the ultimate test of true love. Cassie is also a successful author who lives and tends a Victorian mansion in the heart of Charleston. I’d love to pick her brain and hang out at her house.
It’s a dark and stormy night…you’re alone in the house…there’s a knock at the door…you open it, look out, and proceed to scream like a little girl/boy (they kinda scream the same anyway). What’s on the doorstep? A box overflowing with spiders. How did they knock, you ask? Of course they didn’t, but the deranged stalker who’s been following me for months used them as a diversion to gain entry into the house, unnoticed. I slam the door in the path of the eight-legged fiends and run to find the phone. After calling my neighbor for extermination assistance, I fly upstairs to find my hiking boots and spot the stalker, poised behind a door in the foyer, ready to spring. Upon reaching the upstairs landing, I head for the iron urn filled with great-aunt Gert that’s sitting on the table directly above the crouching man. Without a second thought, I drop the urn on his head and go for the boots. I’ll deal with him later; the spiders must not get into the house.
Read the full interview here.
From Tiffany Lovering’s Interview Site:
Q. Tell me a little about yourself. I’m a single mom with a daughter recently out of college. I have a BS degree in psychology; I write business articles professionally and fiction for fun. My passions include reading, bead weaving and antiquing.
Q. Which are you most proud of and why? I’m most proud of the characters in both books, but I really don’t have a preference between the two books themselves. Each book had its own special challenges, such as getting into the mind of a serial killer in Fate and learning about witchcraft for Spellbound. In terms of the characters, I fell in love with Kris and Nick’s story in Fate, but Dylan took me by surprise. I had no idea he would become such a central figure when I first wrote him in. Roni was not one of my favorites in Fate, but she steps into the limelight in Spellbound and I’m very proud of her growth.
Q. What are you working on now and when should we expect it out? I’m currently writing Destiny—the third book in the trilogy—and loving the reincarnation storyline. I’ve always found it a fascinating topic, but creating scenarios for Cassie and Nate throughout time allows my imagination to run wild. Destiny will be available in September.
Q. What has been the most exciting writing/publishing experience you’ve had so far? Reading the positive reviews is a real kick, but the best yet was when I discovered a forum topic started by a reader who loves the series. As an author, knowing that someone enjoys your stories and can’t wait for the next book is an amazing feeling.
Q. Most authors have been writing since they could hold a pen properly, is that the same for you? Yes. I filled spiral notebooks with short stories and poetry as a young girl, now I have countless computer files filled with ideas for storylines, characters, conversations and odd paragraphs that simply had to be saved.
Q. What is your favorite book of all time and why? Do I have to pick just one? Call me sappy, but I love The Notebook. In my opinion, it was Sparks’ best work. If we’re talking classic literature, The Sound and The Fury is right up there with Jane Eyre. Poignant stories with real-life scenarios that showcase a character’s strengths and weaknesses have always appealed to me.
Read the full interview here.