Interview with Tiffany Fulton

How do you approach cover design?
I use an interesting combination of my own (limited) artistic skill, Photoshop, & Paint.net.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The fact that I was rejected twice by traditional publishers, the fact that I write short stories and experimental fiction that no agent can publish, the opportunity to see what I could do for myself, etc.
What do your fans mean to you?
My readers are everything to me. Without them, I wouldn't be as fulfilled as I am in my writing or my art. I owe it to them to give my best.
What are you working on next?
I've recently completed an editing overhaul of most of my older works--I plan on finishing all of that by the end of 2014--if not, then I'll be finished by the end of January. I just finished my 3rd art book (called AMATEUR DREAMS) . I might actually outline another story after AMATEUR DREAMS is published. Life and other ideas tend to distract me a bit more lately.
Published 2014-10-01.
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Books by This Author

Amateur Dreams: A Mini-Artbook
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Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Contemporary women
Amateur Dreams: A Mini-Artbook is a compilation of color illustrations drawn by Tiffany Fulton. The pictures are drawn by hand and decorated with the enhancement of Photoshop. This is her third art book.
Aria Diamonds: Exchange Student Essays
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Essay » Sociology
Aria Diamonds: Exchange Student Essays is a collection of 4 fictional travel essays and 1 interview-essay about the individual experiences of 4 American college students who are studying/living abroad in the country of Aria. Includes a Bonus, In Depth Interview
Chazine Dreams
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: American English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Nirvana is an American who works as a translator, interpreter and talent scout for the media conglomerate, Aria Audio Visual while living in Aria as a recent college graduate. This is a Question and Answer Essay about her life and work. How did she come to work in this country? Why didn't she move to the capital city of Avalon like most foreign students do when they come to Aria?
Nice to Meet You, Natalie: A Short Essay
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Natalie is another American exchange student in Avalon, Aria. This is her self-introduction to her professors back at her university in America. Find out Natalie's basic information, such as her interests, likes and dislikes, and why she's in Aria. What is about this country and its people that has captivated her so much?
A Flower Blooms in Aria
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: American English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Theresa is a 24 year old American university student studying abroad in Avalon, the capital city of Aria. She has one assignment: To participate in the culture and take notes. Follow her as she eats, shops, and writes in the Arian English language.
Diamonds in Hell: Short Travel Notes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Diamonds in Hell? Where are they, exactly? How can there be anything of value in a place like that? Avalon, the capital of Aria, has been split into 2 parts known as Heaven and Hell for as long as anyone can remember. Not many people live in Hell, but 26 year old Laila volunteers to live there during her time as an exchange student at her university. What will she find there?
American Arian Exchange: A Short Diary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
This is a fictional travel diary of an American college exchange student in my fictional country called Aria. A short account of Aasiyah's first few days in a foreign land. She's been learning to read and write in Arian. Includes a copy of the alphabet.
Amateur Beauties
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Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga
This art book contains 11 hand-drawn color illustrations and sketches by Tiffany Fulton. These are drawn to show the artist's cute, amateurish style in a fun way. It includes the artist's notes on each picture--expressing emotions or thoughts she had while drawing each sketch.
Soldier Evolution Revolutionary Girl Illustration Book
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga
This is the official art book for the novella Soldier Evolution Revolutionary Girl. It contains 15 assorted digital and hand-drawn illustrations by the author herself. Each illustration is captioned with tidbits and trivia about each character. *****
Red Lily Nights & Other Vignettes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Red Lily Nights and Other Vignettes is a modest anthology of flash fiction and vignettes that span fantasy, romance, and the paranormal. It's experimental fiction that takes you to different locations and magnifies moments in time.
Sweet Phantasms (A Mini Anthology of Vignettes)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Learn about 3 fairies who are getting adjusted to their powers and possible dangers that may lay ahead for them. Written for fun.
Goofy Lesson: A Vignette
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Patience is Heaven's newest teacher, but these kids are driving her crazy. A short vignette, companion to SERVE ME LOVE.
Serve Me Love (A Vignette)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Nadia has wanted Anthony ever since he transferred to Avalon Private Academy for the Gifted, but many things set her apart from her desired one--the most striking being economic status. Nadia's friends are convinced that her "crush" on Anthony is just a phase, but even if it is, she'll do ANYTHING to be with him. Her chance to snag him comes during one of the craziest weeks at the Academy.
Vagabond Lovers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Vagabond Lovers is a short story of 5035 words. Amaranthine is an exception to a mere mortal’s standard of beauty. She actually meets other standards for crazy. On the outside she’s a goddess. On the inside: not so much. When she meets Kyle on her search for inspiration, she becomes dangerously possessive and has no plans on letting him go.
Weight of Her Heart: A Poetry Collection
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Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A few poems about the desire to protect the people we love, from one woman’s point of view... EXCERPT: ~Safe Haven~ Are you in pain? I want to hold you. I want to do something for you Supporting you gives me warmth and courage
Sophia's High: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Sophia's a former drug addict whose been undergoing 4 years of rehab in a laboratory in downtown Avalon, also known as Hell. At least, that's what she was told when Dr. D.K. picked her up then. When she finds out the lethal truth about her treatment, it's time for her to leave. But can she truly escape the lab after being too-far gone in her body and mind?
Maybe You're In Love
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 90,530. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Shaylee doesn’t understand why the Academy’s most popular guy would even look at, much less talk to her. In fact, every time she’s around the smart and sexy Nicholas, all she can do is blush and get tongue-tied. There's a reason for that, but...
A Loner's Effusion: A Short Diary
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: American English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
There’s nothing remarkable or particularly interesting about 22 year old Bronsyn Lee, besides her unisex name. She’s still trying to figure out who she is as she enters her second year at Aria Central University, and her plan is to stay invisible while doing so. Being bilingual and wearing wigs doesn’t really help at all. In fact, it makes her stand out even more to a certain Casanova on campus
Lovely Soldier's Idol Ride (A Mini Anthology)
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 49,610. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Being a college student isn't so lovely when you've got hypothyroidism or best-friends-turned-lovers-turned exes who want to drag you into the dark abyss with them. Being a college-bound high school graduate would be a lot more fun if you didn't have to worry about giving birth to the universe's demise.
Starlight Gifts (Soldier Evolution's Origin Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Bunny Lilka is just an ordinary, cute teenager with a big appetite. (Even though she forgets to bring her lunch with her to school sometimes)…When her mother is brutally murdered by a creature called a Lesser Demon, Bunny’s life is no longer quite so ordinary. And as the mysterious talking wolf cub named Kamyu reveals, her life was never meant to stay that way.
Fluttering Souls: A Short & Bloody FairyTale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An ending of something usually signals the beginning of something else. When Yasha’s father executed her for the death of her sister, her soul was split from her body and reincarnated on Earth as a human of all things. What is the soul of a demon doing on a planet she abhors? Includes illustrations
Ride on Morning Star
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
How do you live in "Heaven" when the people who you call family are the ones you should be running away from? 18 year old Katherine lives in Heaven, but she feels no love in this Paradise. One night when her stepfather’s drunken attempt to molest her fails, Katherine runs away—only to wind up in the arms of Austin, the current leader of the country’s most feared motorcycle gang of thieves.
Crushed Flowers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shira Nelson just won Aria Audio Visual's Debut Author contest, but everyone won't shut up about her victory. After a moment of reflection on this, she hears a voice calling her name. Problem is, she lives on the other side of the city of Avalon's Golden Gate, nicknamed "Heaven," where the clean, wanted, and rich citizens reside.
Divine Jester
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Short
16 year old Arryn and her friend Briana are thick as thieves, and nothing could tear that apart...unless you count a force beyond the Earth's comprehension into the picture. Arryn has a pearl necklace that's attracted a ghost who is hell bent on killing her. This is a one-act screenplay.
Restless Summer
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Erica Smith came over to the countryside to start a new life-new career and everything. But a deadly fire might leave her dreams up in smoke, and perhaps a little more than she expected...Short Story
Secret Lovers: Short Smut
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Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Arielle and Owen unknowingly give each other support and will do whatever it takes to be able to do so, even if it means that Owen must cheat on his girlfriend and Arielle will betray her conscience. Rated for sexual content. Short smut
Absolute Virgin: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: American English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Anai has always loved to dance--ever since she was a child and has never questioned it--until now. "Dancing is the ultimate expression—it’s the only one you have,” She told me when I was six years old. I haven’t forgotten it. My name is Anai, and I dance to live. There’s no other choice for me. If I don’t dance, then I’ll become one of their dolls."
Idol Dreams
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,540. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Idol Dreams is comprised of two previously published short stories: Idol Siren & Idol Scene. This is your backstage pass to the world of 2 very different teenage celebrities. What do they both have in common? Never mess with a determined girl, especially when she's an idol.
Idol Scene
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Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
17 year old Amaranta is living the teenage dream. Three years ago, she was chosen out of 1000 applicants to play the part of her childhood heroine in one of her favorite comic book-turned-live action dramas. Now you can read part of Amaranta's blog with a following that matches her career--which many aspiring starlets can only dream of.
Lovely Delirium
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
23 year old Reyna isn't your typical college girl. She's sweet, but a little naive, and she doesn't seem to have much going for her. Reyna knows exactly why she came to Aria Central University--to get the skills needed to become a better writer. But will the stress of bickering friends-turned-lovers, an unpredictable roommate, and an autoimmune disease with no cure drive her up the wall?
Cravings After Midnight
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Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Alan Richardson is the owner of Aria's most powerful media corporation, but even someone with that much influence over the entertainment world can get bored...Straight Smut
Idol Siren
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
16 year old Alicia is trying to find her niche in life according to her dead mother's wishes as well as for the father she never knew. So how does she expect to do that when the all-girls' school she attends is as stiff and dull as the headmistress who runs it and her heart isn't exactly set on fulfilling anyone's expectations but her own? Easy. Alicia decides to turn another world upside down.
Soldier Evolution Revolutionary Girl
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Bunny Lilka thought that she was just another high school student bound for college like anyone else. She couldn't have been more wrong. This year is the one she and her friends were supposed use as vacation time from being superheroes--a sort of reward for stopping Lord Vinsfeld's plot for world domination. But he's back, and he wants much more than the world: He wants HER. But why?
Daylight Dreams
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Price: Free! Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
This is a vivid collection of poetry covering a range of emotional trials in the span of one year. These were written in the poet's third year of college.