Q&A with T.M!
Katie: Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a wife of one man, mother of two (well, one’s only a teenager, but he’s on his way. LoL!) I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and worked as a TV News producer for nine years before my younger son was born. I did some freelance writing after that, and eventually got my real estate license.
I wrote and queried a novel which really pretty much stunk, but one of the agents who rejected it (and me) advised me to keep on writing and try to get better at it. So I did. I started writing fan fiction, and last fall participated in National Novel Writing Month, which is where MORE was born.
Katie: What is your book about?
MORE is about Ava Michaels, a college student who’s haunted by terrifying nightmares and is certain she’s being watched. She finds an unlikely ally in her physics tutor, Caleb Foster, but Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. Together, they face a threat from an ancient race bent on Ava’s capture, and possible extinction. As Ava fights to survive, she learns the world’s not what she thought, and Caleb has to choose between his duty, and what he thinks is right.
Katie: If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be, and why?
I think I’d have to say Paul McCartney. I’m kind of a huge Beatles fan, and I’d love to hear some of his stories.
Katie: What is your favourite colour?
Red. It always has been. I generally prefer bright colors. Probably because I’m surrounded by gray so much of the year, living in the Pacific Northwest.
Katie: Which character is your favourite and why?
Oh, that’s a difficult question. I suppose I’d have to say Caleb. He’s a good guy, brought up to believe in what he’s doing, but he’s also got a mind of his own. Plus, he’s kind of swoony, at least to me!
Katie: Which of your characters did you find it the most fun to write about/as?
I really enjoyed writing about Tiernan. Perhaps because I know him better than the readers will, even after reading the book. His character will be developed more in the sequel, and I hope readers will learn to appreciate him as I do.
Katie: What is your all-time favourite book?
Oh, man, that’s a tough one! So much depends on my mood. I might go through a period of reading classics (I read all the Bronte sisters’ books in about a month) – then have a hankering for some romantic YA fluff. But overall, I’d probably have to go with The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. I’ve always been partial to stories with a bit of magic in them.
Katie: If you were going to be on a desert island for a year, what are your top three things you would have with you?
Ummm… since you said “things” and not “people”, I’d have to say Diet Coke, a toothbrush (because I can’t stand for my teeth to be grungy) and a solar-powered laptop with built-in WiFi. (Is that cheating? Lol!)
Katie: Haha! LOL! Do you prefer to write with music/etc or without sound?
Oh, I’ve tried to write with music, and always fail miserably. I just can’t concentrate and always end up singing along instead of writing. I actually work well with the TV on in the background, though – a remnant left over from working in a newsroom, I think. Old habits die hard.
Katie: Which music/artists do you like?
I like a wide variety of music, but I usually prefer songs that make me smile. I enjoy the early Beatles, which is probably why I have a bit of an addiction to boy bands. LoL! I love eighties music – everything from hair bands to Michael Jackson (before all the weirdness). I’ve even been known to listen to country music on occasion, but won’t admit to singing along. J
Katie: I love country too ;) When you are not writing, do you have a favourite past-time you enjoy?
I go camping a lot with my family. We ride jet skis and enjoy boating. I’ve also learned to hunt carp – that’s right, with a bow and arrow. It’s pretty fun – and much more action-packed than sitting in a boat holding a rod and reel!
Katie: Do you have plans for another book?
I do! MORE is the first book in a trilogy, so I’m working on the second installment, which will come out in November of 2013. Book three should be out a year later, and I have a few other projects coming up as well.
Katie: Is there anything else that you would like to share with everyone?
I don’t think so. I’m really pretty boring. Lol!
Katie: Where can we find you? Do you have a Facebook page? Website? Amazon? B & N? Smashwords? Etc. (Just your links really!!) :)
B&N: Coming soon!
Oh, and be sure and stop by my website (www.TMFranklin.com) every day this week for the MORE Blog Tour Giveaway. I have three MORE prize packages to give away. Each winner gets a MORE tote bag, pen, bookmark, and a signed copy of MORE! You can enter every day, so don't miss out!
Thank you TM for taking the time to answer my questions! Good luck with the rest of MORE's BlogTour!