Interview with Tina Ness

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The feeling you get when you write that perfect scene. I literally get chills and have even been moved to tears as the scene flows from my fingertips.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, I couldn't do this without them. Fans are the heartbeat of the book world!
What are you working on next?
Book two of the You Series, Before There Was You. I'm also hoping to get a few short stories out there too!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In the Summer I like to get out on the lake as much as I can. I like to fish, read and enjoy water sports. I also play sand volleyball a few days a week on a league at Lord Fletchers.
Winters I also fish—Ice Fish. I also like to cross-country ski. A friend of ours has almost 900 acres of land in Two Harbors, Minnesota and he grooms trails for us. We have a cabin we stay in that sleeps 22 and every bed is usually full.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I follow a lot of book review blogs on Facebook and if a new book comes up that interests me, I happily buy it. I'm happy to help out fellow authors, a lot of work goes into writing a book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I was 15 years old and I started a book about a girl who was on the run after being beaten by her father. It was also a romance. I've always had a thing for romance. I still wish I could find that story, I recall it being pretty good.
What is your writing process?
I don't ever write unless I'm in just the right mood. I go through times where I wont write for days and in some cases weeks. I have to feel it, if I try when I don't feel it I almost always end up deleting it. I have to feel the emotion I'm writing about whether it's sexy, scary, happy, sad or downright dirty which I'm sure most authors do. I often use music to take me to the places I want to go.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Outlaw Hearts by Rosanne Bittner was the first romance I can recall reading. I totally loved it and was hooked on romance from that day on.
How do you approach cover design?
I was a photographer for eights years before deciding to pursue my dream of being a romance author. I had planned to hire someone to do my covers, but the more I thought about it and the hefty price tag the cover would have had on it, it just didn't seem to make sense to hire it out., I decided to do my covers myself. I don't like to see people faces on the cover of a book, I want the reader to be able to see them as what they have created in there own minds, not someone the cover tells them to see.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like my romance steamy, so I mainly read Contemporary Romance and Erotic Romance. Sensuality and sexuality have been a topic that have from a very early age been totally intriguing to me. I hope to someday write a book for couples on the topic.
Describe your desk
Cluttered—just like my mind. So is my laptop desk top. I always have ten plus bars opened up on the top since I seem to be consistently looking things up. My family gives me a ton of crap about this. I also usual have a cup of tea or coffee next to me. But in the evenings it's a glass of my favorite red wine (Cocobon, yummy!)
Published 2015-01-10.
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Books by This Author

It Will Always Be You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,240. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Marshall and Elizabeth have pasts that stand in the way of their happiness. Passion is quickly ignited and their undeniable need for each other is unavoidable. But is love enough to get them through the brand new heartbreak that arises?