Today we're chatting with TK Lawyer about her books, so sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy
Well, it all started with me screaming in the kitchen one day that there had to be something else in life for me. No, seriously, this is what actually happened. I am a very passionate person and my full-time job at the time was boring, mundane, and routine. I felt myself withering away, literally, at my job and I was desperate, craving adventure, anything to revive the passion buried deep down inside of me that was untapped with my full-time job. Shortly after my episode in the kitchen, ideas started coming to me and I wrote them down. I can tell you that I never pictured myself as a writer and had no inclination to be one but now that I am, I have no compunction to stop.
2. Tell me about your journey as an author… where did it start?
It started with my fascination with the idea of Angels engaging in normal human activities with human beings. The idea of an Angel falling in love with a human and dating them right here, on Earth, interested me. How would they react to certain situations, what would they do? That’s how Jasper, the first book in the Guardian League Series, was created.
3. Are you a “plotter” or do you fly by the seat of your pants?
Well~ I am a very spontaneous person so most of the time, I ‘fly by the seat of my pants.’ I am not the type of Author that even writes an outline. Scenes from a book will come to me and I’ll place them where I think would be best and after a while you have so many scenes, that you now have a book. It sort of all comes together.
4. Where do you get your inspiration from?
I’ve been asked this a couple of times and I really don’t have an answer for it. I guess what keeps me writing is that I truly enjoy writing, I love hearing from readers what they thought about my book, and I have to keep writing because if I didn’t, life would be so incomplete without it.
5. What’s been the greatest challenge in being a writer and becoming published? What lessons would you share with new writers?
I would say the greatest challenge is having the time to write, promote, market, blog and run a Street Team when you also working a Monday – Friday, full time job. And throw in taking care of a family. It gets really hairy at times to keep everything together and organized.
Small things like your Publisher changing their publishing requirements and dropping all your books so you have to find a Publisher in the middle of your normal, regular chaos you deal with on a daily basis can be startling and devastating. I recently underwent this horrific situation that totally threw me and my schedule for a loop.
The advice that I would share is to always expect the unexpected because nothing is ever defined and set in stone. The plans that you have can erupt at any moment (like me having to look for a new publisher for my book when I had a contract ready and set to go), so just take one day at a time and make the best of it and be flexible enough to recover from setbacks in your writing career when they happen.
6. What are you working on at the moment?
Currently, I am working on a short story for an upcoming Valentine’s Day anthology for 2017. I am excited to be part of a chosen group of Authors for this project.
I am also working on finishing up the Guardian League series and am writing Aeron’s book (the 4th Guardian Angel in the series).
7. What should readers expect from your books?
I am chuckling at this question because the range of emotions my readers feel when they read my books is astounding. It warms my heart the reactions I get from readers who tell me they cried, laughed and even got upset with some of my characters but despite all this they continue reading because the books just somehow grab them. The majority of my reviews are 4 or 5 stars. I will say that my Angel books are not your traditional Guardian Angels. They are fun, protective, and loving just like your traditional Angels but when they love, they fall hard and love even harder. If you have an aversion to reading Angels that share everything, even intimacy with their chosen ones, then you will want to steer clear of my books because for these Angels, it’s all about true love and sharing their love with their intended.
8. What’s on your bookshelf? Do you have favourite authors?
Currently, I read a lot of paranormal romance and some erotica but I’ve also read mysteries, romance and even horror (one Author). My favourite authors range from Dean Koontz, Linda Barnes, Lawrence Block to Eve Langlais, Felicity Heaton and Jordan Summers. I have just started delving into Elyssa Ebbott’s books and am in love with her Shifters of the Primus series.
9. And of your own books, which is your favourite?
Hmmm… Wow, that’s a hard question because each book has unique personalities and the themes they tackle and experience are different but I would have to say one of my favourites is the second book in the Guardian League Series, Centurion, expected to re-release in November 2016. Centurion is cocky, incorrigible and a lot of fun. He doesn’t want to be in a relationship with a human but he is smitten with April and doesn’t know it. What he experiences and goes through was a lot of fun writing and plus, he loves the human beverage, coffee- I mean, what is there not to love about this guy?
10. If you could write in any other genre than your own, what would it be?
Contemporary Romance. I wrote a short story in this genre for my self-published book, Angels and Diamonds called “New Home” and I loved writing the story.
Author Name: TK Lawyer
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Book Titles: Jasper, The Guardian League, Book One