Featured Authors Talk About It
ATAI: Tell us a little about you.
T.K. Lawyer: I have always had an interest in the strange and unusual and I’m a romantic by heart. So how did I come into writing, you ask? Well, I stumbled into it. Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened. I never pictured myself as a writer but sometime in 2011, craving some kind of excitement and adventure in my life; I jotted down a few notes for a book idea and never looked back. Funny part is, the notes I wrote never became a book, instead I took on subjects as wolf-shifters and angels and created their worlds and I have loved every minute of it.
I write passion-filled paranormal romance- weaving tales of alpha males willing to do anything for the one feisty, curvaceous, strong-willed woman who has won their heart. They will go to any length to please their mate, in and out of the bed.
I invite readers to enter my world, relax in an easy-chair, sip a soothing beverage, and be entertained. And, if you love my books, let me know, leave a review and tell others. After all, I write for you.
ATAI: How long have you been writing?
T.K. Lawyer: My first book, Nightfall was published in October of 2014 but I have been writing since 2012. My best subjects in school were English and Literature and I guess I was always weird in the sense that I looked forward to writing essays when many of my friends different. I love any format where you can voice your opinion and I have a lot to say (wide smile).
ATAI: What was your most recent release?
T.K. Lawyer: Nightfall was just re-released July 17, 2017. Nightfall is a Paranormal Erotic Romance, wolf-shifter novel with a unique story. Nightfall is drawn to a house, nightly, but doesn’t realize the house belongs to his mate. He approaches his mate as a canine but he is actually a shifter. She takes him in as a pet and he has to figure out a way out of this strange situation.
ATAI: What do you love most about writing?
T.K. Lawyer: The creativity and the freedom to create whatever you want in a format to entertain.
ATAI: What do you find most challenging?
T.K. Lawyer: I have so many personal responsibilities and I work a day job too that juggling it all is really cumbersome at times. It leaves very little time for me to write much less marketing and promoting my current books.
ATAI: Where do your ideas come from?
T.K. Lawyer: From everywhere. My muse sends me ideas in all kinds of places and wakes me from my sleep sometimes. I also get ideas and subjects to explore from my own experiences or, occasionally, from funny stories from my friends.
ATAI: What is your writing process?
T.K. Lawyer: I am told I am a Pantser (smiles). I do not work off an outline but instead write what I think and feel at the moment. This is best because my characters tend to go in directions different than what I planned when I started writing the scene; however, the ending makes for a fun conclusion and an even better story than what I was attempting.
ATAI: Do your characters (or message) ever seem to have a life of their own or an agenda of their own?
I write strictly fiction but yes, this happens to me. I will have an idea in my head for a scene but by the time I am writing it out, detailing the dialogue and the movements of the characters in the scene, one of the characters, if not several will say something different or do something I didn’t expect and turn the scene in a different direction. It’s funny but it works and it actually makes the scene better than I had planned, in the beginning.
ATAI: What’s your favorite part of your book (or one of your books)?
T.K. Lawyer: I love the romantic parts. The small gestures, the kind words, the extra care or attention that one character gives another when they are interested and courting the other. These heart-fluttering scenes are the best part of a book, I believe. They break up my sometimes overwhelming days and they warm my heart, reminding me of what’s important in life. They are the sweetest part of a book, allowing readers to grow closer to the characters as the story unfolds.
ATAI: What are you working on next?
T.K. Lawyer: I am currently working on writing the fifth and final book in the Guardian League Series: Orion.
ATAI: Where can people find you online?
ATAI: Thank you for sharing with us and our audience.
T.K. Lawyer: Thank you so much for this opportunity. I love to connect with my readers and I love to hear from them. For my readers, I will be starting a quarterly newsletter soon so please let me know if you are interested in subscribing. The first issue will start with a giveaway. In the meantime, please enjoy my books and keep any eye out for future ones.
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