Check out this author spotlight for Tiffany Nicole Terry!
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!
TNT is a corporate communications manager by day, a novelist by night, and a mother to two daughters, two step-daughters, and two dogs every moment in between.
A bit of a bohemian nomad, she has lived in every time zone in the continental United States but prefers to live where she can see mountains on the horizon.
She is passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion, and believes that the world can be a kinder and more sustainable place.
Her books are full of positive empowerment messaging for girls, especially those raised through trauma, neglect, and abuse.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Cat or dog? – Dogs because cats don’t appreciate it when I want to wrestle with them, playfully smack their booties, and play tug-of-war!
Library or museums? – I could live in a library. I have moved around so much that I don’t have a large book collection. Now that I’m married and staying put, I want to create a library in my house for my kids to enjoy!
Witches or wizards? – I will always have a soft spot for all things witchy!
Mountains or beaches? – My ideal situation is in a cabin in the woods, looking out at the mountains, reading and writing stories of adventure under a blanket with coffee or tea.
Pen and paper or computer/phone? – My wrists demand that I type on an ergonomic keyboard. My handwriting is also infantile, so it’s better for everyone if I use computers over pen and paper.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
When I have time to grab a book, it’s usually a young adult fantasy with a strong young woman. I just combined my family with my fiance’s in March, moved into a new house, and have been working on my own projects. I have not gotten much reading done lately. 🙂
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
a. I write young adult fantasy books and am marketing a completed YA Fantasy and Steampunk trilogy.
b. I’m working on a Rapunzel retelling + dragons!
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
a. The Sister Worlds trilogy is a look at three young women overcoming challenges in worlds controlled by men, machines, and monsters. How will they save their worlds, themselves, and each other, when everyone is telling them that because they are women, they will never succeed.
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!
a. My daughters are my primary inspiration. How can I tell them to follow my dreams if I don’t follow mine?
b. Knowing that there are girls and young women in abusive families and relationships also motivates me to tell my stories. It is hard to get self-help books and hide them from abusers in your life. My books have characters in unhealthy situations that I hope those readers can relate to and then find strength in the choices my characters make.
c. I am inspired every time I see an Indie Author become a full-time author, escaping their day jobs.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
a. After finishing a corporate workday that starts around 7 AM, I grab a drink to unwind and sit at my laptop to work for an hour or so.
b. If there is time after dinner, I have to tear myself away from my future husband, four kids and two dogs to sit down again to write.
c. And I must have music playing. Washed Out is one of my favorite bands to write to.
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?
a. I should have started off with my own ISBNs and wider distribution. I probably should have hired a publicist earlier and gotten more marketing guidance.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
https://www.tiffanynicoleterry.com/ or www.tntauthor.com