Interview with Tiffany M. Oharriz

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Building a bond with your readers. It's mind boggling even after I myself have done it, that one is able to construct this world that so many readers enjoy
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing. I've had a tough go of things lately and about a year ago (2012) after I published my first 2 novels I was unable to move and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I didn't think I would ever be able to use my hands again and even though there are some really bad day, the good ones keep me going.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a couple of projects but the 2 most worked on are Book 1 in The Birth Curse Series titled Gifted and Knock Me Off My Choos a chick-lit novel
What is your writing process?
There is a process to writing?!!? Why didn't anyone tell me I was doing things wrong this whole time. lol j/k I'm a pen/pencil and paper kind of gal so everything starts off on paper and draft one then it makes its way onto the comp and undergoes the makeover procedure. And there should always be music, it stimulates the creative juices
Who are your favorite authors?
Who that's a tough one. I'm a big fan of the classic authors like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens but I really enjoy some of the newer stuff especially Urban Fantasy Authors such as Patricia Briggs and Jana Oliver
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With friends or reading lol
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
It's kind of a hit and miss thing. I spend hours scouring Goodreads and other sites looking for something that catches my eye. But alot of it comes from Book Tours
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
ha ha I think I was in 4th Grade it was a short story and I kind of kept it and used the premise into something I'm working on now. Surprisingly, it's good just in need of some love and editing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I've always been a reader. My dad would buy me all these books and I would force him to sit with me for hours going through them all. It kind of just spiraled out of control from there. I spent more time reading then listening to teachers and I had quite a few book bans in my house. We should have known I'd end up writing!
How do you approach cover design?
A different approach for each cover! Every book has it's own personality... some work better with graphics others with photos and some with images of still lives and so on. I approach with caution until something slaps me in the face and scream "LOOK AT ME!"
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Ehh that's a tough one as I've used quite a few different readers. Currently I'm using a Kindle but I read on any device I can. I will admit though that I am an avid lover of print books!
Describe your desk
A large cherry wood desk with lots of drawers and several pencil cups. Sitting on it is my computer, a planner, my router/modem, a picture of my mother and father, my printer, a note book, a paper weight, my sharpener, Tipsy-Ink business cards, address labels, a wrapped piece of trident and 2 empty water bottles. There are a few other things scattered on top of it but nothing too serious.
Published 2013-11-09.
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Books by This Author

Awakened: The Story of Andromeda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Andromeda 'Andy' Bennett was different, not like her friends and not like her family. She was different, but she liked it that way. She could never be like them, she could never be normal but she had accepted that fact a long time ago. What happens when all of that changes? What happens when she finds herself smack dab in the middle of an all out supernatural war?
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
What sort of creature go bump in the night? It's time to forget what your parents said. The boogeyman is real. Werewolves, witches and vampires though, that's a different story. Or is it? Nicoli Petrakis never listened to those fairytales, and look at what happened to him. They were just stories to scare the little kids. The monsters are real, real enough to sink their fangs into you.