We are now up to day 12 of Romancing September, it is such a fun tour to be part of and our guest today is Terry Tyler. You can also check out her discussion with Stephanie over in Georgia in a few hours time, about writing romance in today’s society.
Let’s find out more about Terry and her book “Full Circle”
1) Where is your home town?
I live in the North East of England though am a southerner, from Northampton, and I also lived in Norfolk for 9 years.
2) How long have you been writing?
I first wrote a novel 20 years ago, though only started writing the novels published on Amazon in 2010. I didn’t write at all for 10 years previously.
3) Where did the inspiration for “Full Circle” come from?
Full Circle is the sequel to Dream On. I got the idea one evening in 1995 when I was sitting in a pub in Northampton with my sister. We started making up a story about two guys who were standing at the bar; I went home and turned it into a novel, which I re-wrote last year.
4) Tell us about the main characters in “Full Circle”
The main characters in Full Circle are: 1) Shane, a lovable rogue type womaniser. 2) Head in the clouds, wannabe rock star Dave. 3) The love of Dave’s life, singer-songwriter Ariel 3) Janice, who is Dave’s ex and the mother of his son.
5) There’s a love triangle going on in this book, are we likely to be taking sides as readers?
Ooh, there is more than one love triangle…. three and counting, I think! But there aren’t really any baddies in this book – though obviously everyone has their favourites!
6) I’ve recently heard about the N/A (New adult) reader bracket, what is your target audience for this book?
This book could be and has been read and enjoyed by both sexes, and ages 22 to over 50 – it’s hard to say! I know we’re all supposed to have target audiences … I’d say my average reader is a pretty groovy sort of woman in her late 30s; but then I could be hopelessly wrong…!
7) One reviewer said your strength is character building, where do you draw the inspiration for your characters from?
My characters all originate from people I have known or observed, I think – I’m not sure. I don’t really think about it, they just happen. I’m afraid I’m not very good about discussing the mechanics of how I write, as I just do it and don’t think about it much. The phrase ‘I don’t know’ tends to feature heavily in all my author interviews.
8) “Full Circle” is set in the modern day, what challenging issues have you included?
Challenging issues, hmmmmm…. the main one in Full Circle is, I think, alcoholism. Janice’s husband is an alcoholic. I have been the partner of one, so I know what it’s like and could draw on my own experiences. I am sure many who have been in this position will recognise much of Janice’s story!
9) Readers enjoy relating to your characters, how do you make us fall in love with them?
Oh dear, this is another ‘I don’t know’…!!! I suppose I have to fancy my male characters, or I can’t expect my readers to! I’ve always fancied Dave, while my sister prefers Shane! There is always one male character in each of my books who I really fancy – Mel the builder in You Wish, Nick in Nobody’s Fault, etc etc!
10) Does your next novel follow on from “Full Circle!? Or is it something different? This will be your 6th book, when is it due out ?
No, the story of Dave, Shane, Ariel and Janice ends very satisfactorily at the end of Full Circle! It’s the first time I’ve written a sequel and wouldn’t want to do it again – it’s very hard to make it work as a stand alone, which of course it has to, but without repeating too much of what was in the prequel. My new book, “What It Takes”, is a family drama – a tale of sibling rivalry, obsession, a bit of stalking, secrets and lies… it’s not as light as Dream On and Full Circle, more in the mode of my earlier novel Nobody’s Fault. I am pleased to tell you that “What it Takes” was published last Friday.
Find Full Circle here on Amazon.co.uk
I’d like you to join with me and Thank Terry for being our guest today and wish her Good Luck with the next book.