Check out this author spotlight for T. L. Thorne!
You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
Well, I’m from the Northeast US. Right in that place that’s green country, cold ocean and beautiful mountains. My dreams of a log cabin in the woods and a homestead farm blending together with my family. I’m a mom, a certified dog trainer, a lover of coffee, maple, cars and hiking. I run a dog rescue and craft in my spare time—when I’m not reading and writing, that is. I love the possibilities and imagination the realm of fantasy can let you sink into as a reader and a writer and I live half my life in my scattered stories.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn? AUTUMN! (I love ALL things autumn)
Cat or dog? DOG—dog trainer, remember? 😊
Tea or coffee? COFFEE aka. Life blood
Morning or evening? MORNING (I rarely make it past my kids bedtime story)
Library or museums? LIBRARY
Hunter or gatherer? BOTH
Witches or wizards? WIZARD
Ninjas or pirates? PIRATES
Mountains or beaches? MOUNTAINS
Plotter or pantser? PANTSER
Pen and paper or computer/phone? BOTH
Standalone or series? SERIES
Book or ebook? BOTH
Hero or anti-hero? ANTI-HERO USUALLY
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
I read a lot but I definitely prefer sword and sorcery style books. I love reading about a good sword fight. I also really enjoy a romantic sub-plot—any kind. I like medieval fantasy times.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I write a few different things. I have an adult oriented fantasy series that is a dark high fatnasy with a blend of sword and sorcery and sci-fi. I also have a young adult pen name: Trisha Lynn, where I have a series out that’s portal fantasy about the Fae, friendship and prophecy. Very magic based with a deep romantic sub-plot. I’m currently working on another series that is upper YA portal fantasy with sword and sorcery. I’m delving into 1st person in this one, so I’m feeling challenged but enjoying the different pace.
I wanted to try something new, and its certainly had its trials, but it’s such a super cool story and I can’t wait to share it with the world! Hopefully March of 2022.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
I recently released my second in the series of my Fae fantasy YA in paperback, which I am thrilled about. It was a whopping 742 pages and I skinnied it up to around 420 pages because printing costs were astronomical. So I’m really excited about that.
What would you do to save your best friend?
Adeila is settling into her life in Faerie, but she’s plagued by visions she doesn’t understand. With Marissa missing, she knows just one thing: she must find her friend before its too late. When she hears about an ancient coming-of-age rite, it may just be her only way to save Marissa, despite the immense danger it puts her in.
Adeila finds herself in a shrouded castle with a self-proclaimed king whose determined to make her his queen, allied with her backstabbing betrothed, she discovers the truth about her mother’s past and the exact who that has her held captive.
Adeila must discover what lengths she will go to to save the people she loves.
In the exciting second installment of the Five Kingdoms of Fae series, heroes are forged, blood is spilled, and war is on the horizon…
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
My love for reading started at a very young age as my mother was an avid reader, and when I say avid she would have left most people in the dust in ALL reading challenges! She went through a book a night while my Dad watched football. Outings with her always consisted of the library, and she read me novels from the age of 5. A half hour every night she would read to me, and it widened my love for books.
Once I hit about twelve, I really developed a love for fantasy and began writing short stories. My mom was my biggest fan. As a special education teacher she was able to get me quite a bit of resources when it came to my passion for writing. I wrote a lot of murder mystery in high school, and was planning on going to college to advance my profession as a journalist, but when I lost my mom at eighteen I lost all hope for writing. My creative inspiration vanished. I didn’t write a single thing for over seven years. I slowly started getting back into it with a high fantasy that I still have not finished, but my Five Kingdoms of Fae series came to me on a sleepless night shortly after buying my house and that took off!
A lot of inspiration comes from Deviantart, dreams and favorite authors. Tolkien, Chanda Hahn, Terri Brooks to name a few.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
I wish I had a routine! Ugh. As a mom and a busy body I have a really hard time sitting. Its like the bane of my existence really. I try to write at least a half hour a day (I know that sounds like a ridiculously small amount, but it shortens and lengthens depending on circumstance) and somehow I make it work.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
Research more. Make sure my books were plotted more thorough, and edited better. I made the mistake of just wanting to get my name out there, and had so many grammatical errors with my first book, I think I deterred a lot of people as they loved the storyline but there was too many errors for them. That certainly would be something I’d go back and fix had I known.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!