Interview with T.L. Manning

When did you first start writing?
I first began to write at the age of seven, telling everyone I could find about my wonderful dreams and ideas
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book, Precious Anathema comes from my Best friend being outraged I had not heard this amazing new country music song. As she played it for me, and image formed in my mind. The song is called Tornado, by little big town. Listen to it and see if you can find the connection.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That people want to read what I write. I did not become an author to get rich, only to share my passion with the world.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me, without them I would be a lonely story teller. I love hearing from them everyday, I love the reviews (good or bad) the fact that people take time out of everyday life to spend a few hours with my imagination blows me away, thank you!
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on book #2 of the Cursed series, Shadow Bane. More Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Romance coming soon I promise
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite Authors since childhood include, Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, Stephen King, W. Ferraro, Lynetta Halat, Anne Rice, J.K Rowling, and a million others. I fall in love with a new book every day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a wonderful family that keeps me very busy, I paint, sing, play piano and guitar. I love the outdoors, visiting with my friends and family, and reading a good book.
What is your writing process?
I use music as my muse to write, when I know that I am going to write a sad scene I create a certain type of playlist to keep that mood alive in me. (I have MANY playlists) I put the image in my mind and let it play out like a movie as I write.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read for pleasure every day. I like to challenge myself, if I see a book in a genre I don't usually read, but the story line looks good I devour it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle, I would hold a small graveside (trash can) service if it ever broke.
Published 2013-09-14.
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Books by This Author

Shadow Bane
Series: CURSED, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,830. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Delilah finds herself at the very mercy a new darkness she has accepted as part of her gifts. In a moment of selfish need she does the unthinkable and changes the very nature and future of Xander, the one she loves. With Lukin lovingly by her side, they are forced to travel to an unknown realm filled with every fairytale and nightmare they could ever imagine in an attempt to make it all right.
Precious Anathema
Series: CURSED, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Delilah Grace is crushed by the death of her mother. What she doesn’t know is that this tragedy will begin the unexplainable series of events of something right out of a storybook for her.
Silver Laced Nightmares
Series: Night, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,200. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
In the final chapter of the Night series Jillian seeks to rebuild her life when a face from her past comes back into her life bringing with him a mental illness that wants what Jillian has and will go to great lengths to get it.
Black Haze Over Aurora
Series: Night, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,040. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
In the third installment of the ‘Night’ series, Jillian finds herself waking up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she ended up there. With only bad memories of Brent and no memories of Gabriel at all she finds herself in a mix of lies and deception by those she loves most, leaving her vulnerable for another attack by a man she doesn’t remember.
Wolf Moon's Blue Hour
Series: Night, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,880. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
In this exciting Second book in the 'Night' series Jillian finds herself still dealing with the crash when she becomes the target for revenge, the boys are too busy fighting to see the signs. Will there pride mean the end to her life, or will they be able to come together before it’s too late?
Red Sky At Night
Series: Night, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,500. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
After the loss of her older brother, Jillian thinks her life is over. She meets Gabriel, who has also suffered great loss, they are perfectly happy. But is their happiness one big lie? One by one more people know the truth about their situation. Is love really blind? Can it overcome the deepest cut of all? Book One of this new series.