Check out this author spotlight for Tiffany A. Joissin!
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!
Hello, my name is Tiffany Joissin and I am the author of Void. I started writing when I was very young. My mom would say that I would write anywhere even on her walls. I wrote my first story when I was around nine years old and it was about two princesses and one got attacked by a Tricorn (it is exactly what you think) a unicorn but with three horns. And one of the sisters goes on an adventure to find the cure for her sister. When I finished writing that story I wrote a bunch of short stories that I don’t remember. After that I got really into writing fanfiction and have been writing fanfiction for over ten years now. Through fanfic I honed my craft and I wrote my first book Void. It is the first in a series and the first book I have ever published.
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? I think that I like summer best. I was born in the summer and I love all the activities that you can do in the summer. I love swimming and traveling in the summer. I feel like there is so much more to do in the summer. I just wish it wasn’t so HOT.
Morning or evening? I am a morning person. I love waking up early and seizing the day. I like seeing the sun and taking advantage of the day.Witches or Wizards? Witches for sure. I love empowered women and I love how they have been vilified in society and we are taking back that title of witch. Wizards have had there fun.
Plotter or pantser? I am a pantser all the way. I find that planning out a story takes out all the fun and mystery of it. I call myself less of a writer and more of a documentarian. I set the stage and make the characters but I find that the characters do what they please and I just write down whatever happens. I find that characters do as they please and I just watch. I essentially watch movies in my head and then write them down.
Pen and paper or computer/phone? Computer and phone. For writing I like writing on my computer because I can type almost as fast as I can think. And I do everything on my phone. I read on my phone, I text constantly and I have so many notes and ideas on my phone. I very rarely write things down anymore unless absolutely necessary.
Standalone or series? I like series more than standalone. I love seeing the characters grow and change and face new challenges. I tend to write more series than standalones. I like writing big stories and having overarching plots. I love having little hints from the first book suddenly become relevant in the last. I think that those things are so much fun to put in and have readers catch. I love those things when I am reading.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
When I read I look for evil overlords. I love evil villains that are unapologetic in their villainy. I love people who do bad things and learning their motivations and background. I think that is so much fun to explore and learn about. Characters who are evil are so much more fun than characters that are good to me. I find that characters who are bad are fascinating because who willingly chooses to be evil? What would make a person choose being the villain over being the hero? The possibilities are endless.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
So my writing routine is fairly simple. I wake up, get ready for the day maybe read and watch some videos and then get started on writing. I write for at least two to three hours. I can write around a four thousand to seven thousand words in short writing sprints. I write my books first and then I edit. After I finish writing, I hang out and play video games and make food for my family and cat.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
I write fantasy! I love fantasy and have loved it since I was a kid. I am currently writing the second book of the Void Chronicles series and I am having so much fun. I can say that there are a lot of moving parts to this story and that it kind of toes the line of science fiction a little bit. My main character Sanaa is going to go through a lot to get what she wants this time and August and Taira are going to go through some stuff too. I am so excited to get this out to the world. It will be coming out in Spring 2022!
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 most recent release is Void! It was released just in 2021 and it is about Sanaa who wakes from a millennium of being petrified. She struggles to accept that the world has changed and is sent out to handle a problem in an ally’s lands. She learns more about the world than she has every learned in all her time alive. Sanaa meets August and Taira in the town of Asren and they face a threat in the heart of the town. The link to the book could be found here:
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
I draw a lot of inspiration from anime. I have been watching anime since I was a child so I am inspired by a lot of Japanese media. I particularly draw a lot of inspiration from Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto which is a series that I have been in love with since I was a child. I also draw a lot of inspiration from movies and TV shows. I draw a lot of inspiration from Baz Luhrman’s films and TV shows. I loved his interpretation of the Great Gatsby and his show the Get Down on Netflix. I love how he throws himself into the world and dedicates himself to the show. I also draw a lot of inspiration from Sarah J. Maas and her books. I started to read her when I got into college and I found that I loved her style of writing. It enraptured me and held me in a tight grip. I draw a lot of inspiration from them.
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?
If I could give myself one piece of advice it would be start a story and stick with it. I would just from one idea to another never really dedicating myself to an idea and I would have works in progress up to my eyeballs. I would say find an idea that you love and keep working on that idea until it is complete.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
You can find me on Twitter @iris_eyez and on Instagram @iris.eyez .