Paranormal Romance Author Tiffany Heiser
TOC: First of all, we'd like to know a few things about your background. Were you as a child keen on vampires or anything else paranormal?
TH: Yes, actually. I had started off reading vampire books as a kid, then fell in love with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and every other vampire-related show after that. I now enjoy anything paranormal not just vampires, but the dark and mysterious definitely catches my attention.
TOC: What was is that motivated you to write "Bonded With Love"?
TH: I knew I was ready to sit down and write a novel. Bonded With Love came to me in a dream, Rena and her challenges came into my thoughts and flowed right out the second I put the pen to paper.
TOC: Do the titles of your books have a specific meaning to you?
TH: The search for a title took me until the end of the first draft and throwing ideas back and forth between my friends and me. I wanted to find something that fit what Rena has to deal with throughout each book. The meaning of the book is more for Rena that it is for me.
TOC: Rena has been through a lot and at the beginning of the book she was struggling to accept and get over her parents' death. Are any of the situations in the book based on reality?
TH: The situations in the book aren't based on reality, only creativity. However, the actual issue that Rena tries to get over at the beginning isn't a reality, but I did have my own problems in my childhood and had to learn to grow from them. With each situation in Rena's life she also has to push forward and find that inner strength that we all carry in us. So, you could say that I used my own experiences to help her continue on and not give up.
TOC: Are there any books that have left an impact on you?
TH: Honestly, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer did. I read the first book years ago, and it brought me back into the world of reading. We all go through that point in life where you stop doing something you love because of life and time, and reading had ended for me. But with reading the Twilight series I was able to find my love for books again.
TOC: Did it (the book) influence at any point your writing?
TH: Yes. Stephenie Meyer created her own world of vampires, her own image of what she wanted them to be. I wanted to do the same with my novel. I wanted my characters to be different but still have that dark mystery added to them. I wanted to create a new world but still let you see each one as real people and see that they, even as vampires, have to deal with real life as well.
TOC: What are you working on currently?
TH: Right now a short story titled The Past Returns is with my beta readers- it's an interlude for Bonded- giving a little more insight to the past and the present all in the same story.
I'm working on Book 2 for the With Love series- a possible working title Struggled With Love out in mid to late 2012. Also have started a new series about demigods- the first book is expected to be out by late 2012.
TOC: Will you stick to writing paranormal romance?
TH: Absolutely! It's my favorite genre, I couldn't imagine paranormal without a little romance involved somewhere in the picture.
TOC: What are your plans for the future and what do you expect the New Year to bring you?
TH: My plans for the future- hmm... Definitely expect to continue writing, bringing new novels and series. I have vivid dreams constantly, and as long as though continue I will keep the novels coming.
I have high-hopes for the New Years. The short story will be out at the beginning of the year and I will be getting out two new novels for my readers. It will be a busy year, but I'm looking forward to the challenge!
TOC: Are there any tips you'd like to share with other authors?
TH: Don't give up on your dreams. If writing is what you want to do, then do it. Read everything you can on it, learn how to perfect it- then put yourself on a daily schedule and follow through.
The second that you put down that pen, or type that last word, will be one of the greatest days of your life.
TOC: Thank you Tiffany for taking the time for this interview. The "Tears Of Crimson" world is looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work!
TH: Thank you to the "Tears of Crimson" group for their time and support!! You are great new friends and I look forward to see what the New Year brings us all!
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(This interview was done by Katerina Dotcheva from the Tears of Crimson Staff)