Here is our interview with Tawdra Kindle! Enjoy
Tell us a little bit about your book and have you published before? I’ve been writing for a long time, although until recently, I had written primarily non-fiction parenting and homeschooling articles. I re-discovered my love of writing fiction about four years ago. My young adult quartet THE KING SERIES was launched late last year with the release of Fearless and continued in March with the release of Breathless.
Will this be the only book in the series? No, there will be four books in the series: Fearless, Breathless, Restless and the as yet untitled fourth book.
Are you currently working on anything else? I am currently working on an adult book that will likely become a series as well. It is much lighter than THE KING SERIES although it would probably also fall under the genre of paranormal romance.
Do you have any advice for authors wanting to publish? (Why did you choose to go indie? If this applies – If not why traditional) I think that once you complete a manuscript, you need to spend a good deal of time polishing it–editing, revising and re-writing. You should have excellent, well-recommended proofreaders and beta readers. Once you have the absolutely best work you can produce, decide which route you will go. Whether you decide to query agents or to pursue indie publishing, you should begin book promotion as soon as possible, building a following and a name for yourself through social media and blogging. As an indie author, you also need to network: make friends with other authors and with bloggers. Through them you’ll find connections to the best cover designers, formatters and editors. Networking and good editing make all the difference.
What is your favorite writing snack? Peanut M & M’s. YUM!
What gets you in the mood to write? Quiet and solitude. . .just the right music. . .a sudden burst of inspiration about my storyline!
Who is your favorite character and why? I know it’s probably not good, but Nell is usually my favorite character. She is complex and nuanced. . .she has a history and a complicated motive for her actions. She’s extremely intelligent but also flawed.
Favorite book of all time? Geez. . .that’s a hard one. Probably A Wrinkle in Time, although there are so many of my favorites that it would be hard to choose just one.
I think breakfast says a lot about a person, what is your perfect breakfast? Anything sweet and preferably chocolate. My mom was an advocate of eating cake for breakfast. I’m all for that.
Do you have a favorite period of time that you like to write about or would like to live? I love to write about the Civil War or the colonial period, but I don’t think I could live during those times. I would miss things like indoor plumbing and refrigeration. But it’s nice to dream!
Please tell us in one sentence why we should read your book! You should read the entire series because it tells the story of Tasmyn’s journey from fear and insecurity into love, acceptance and self-acknowledgement, set amidst magic, intrigue and colorful history.
Tasmyn Vaughn is not having the senior year she expected. Her boyfriend Michael leaves for college, she’s being stalked by a suspicious preacher, pursued by the hot new boy at school and blackmailed by her chemistry teacher–who just might be a witch. Tas needs all of her many talents–and a little help from unexpected sources–just to keep her head above water. . .literally.