Interview with T.A. Donaghey

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating a world that is entirely my own. Being able to say yes, I wrote that, that's my idea! I also love the prospect of sharing it with the world, of welcoming them into my story world to go on a venture that will hopefully touch them in a way that will be utterly unforgettable.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I know that every writer or musician says that but genuinely, my fans mean everything. Without them my writing would go no further than my own laptop. Whatever success I gain from my writing it is all down to my fans, my followers who constantly remind me that my writing is worth sharing, that it brings happiness, enjoyment and adventure to someone other than myself. What more could you ask for?
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on a new novel which I have no name for yet but is based in the 1990's in Dublin.
Who are your favorite authors?
I absolutely love S.E Hinton, the way in which she tells a story is so simple yet so intriguing! I'm also a big fan of Stephen King, Joyce Maynard, Cecelia Ahern and J.K Rowling, I think this woman is an absolute genius! I'm a big fan of the Hunger Game series by Suanne Collins and The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that miracles happen every day. The belief that this could be the day that changes your life forever and it doesn't have to be in relation to your career, the things that bring us the most sincere measure of happiness are in our own personal lives.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love going out and socialising with my friend as typical 20 year olds do! I love going to music concerts in particular. I'm also a massive sports fan and play Gaelic football so a lot of my time gets donated to training and matches. Occasionally you'll also find me attending to my family's flock of sheep being a farmer's daughter!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Tags, I search for particular words such a romance or drama. My mood depends on what I want to read at the time!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was fifteen years old and I spent my entire summer at a computer screen. I don't want to say too much as I'm planning to revamp the story as I love the plot of it even after all these years.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a particular process. I genuinely write for a few hours in the morning as soon as I get up and again before I go to bed. I also find I write when I'm feeling down about something, it helps me to straighten my mind up and get myself going again. Writing is therapy!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a household with three brothers. This influenced my writing massively as much as it did my childhood. I loved being one of the boys! Now I find myself wanting to write stories that is going to appeal to that difficult age group of males between 12-18. I find writing about young male charters' very intriguing especially when I know if they were real life people I would probably fall in love with them!
Published 2014-08-02.
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Books by This Author

The Boys of Doire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,330. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Inspirational
Fifty years have passed since the glory days of four, young teenage Rogues growing up in the countryside of Co.Doire. Now in the late midlist of summer in the year of 2063, approaching the anniversary of a dear friend, three men in their sixties recap on the story of a friendship that was literally to die for.