Interview with Tish Thawer

What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but I also enjoy sci-fi, contemporary and historical romance, as well as research and reference materials regarding any subject I'm interested in learning more about.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Honestly, I don't have a preference. I read EPUB and MOBI files, but usually read them on my computer instead of a portable device. *Weird, I know!*
Describe your desk
LOL! Well, since I work on a laptop, technically it can be anywhere that I'm currently sitting. Which usually ends up being the dining room table or in my bed. For my actual desk though, it's simply a large square wooden desk, with four drawers on either side. I keep crystals, sage, and a statue of Quan Yin on the surface for inspiration.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Missouri, then moved to Arizona when I was sixteen. At 27 my family and I moved to Colorado where we lived for almost sixteen years. Recently, we relocated back to Arizona.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. Whether it was love poems, song lyrics, or short-stories, I've always felt I could relay my thoughts better through words
What's the story behind your latest book?
Raven's Breath (Coming March 31, 2014) is about Raven, the first female Grim Reaper in history, who discovers she has unknown powers. Powers that her boss, Death, didn't see coming.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love when I get an email or letter from a reader that says they were inspired by my stories to start writing themselves. I truly feel that you can do anything you put your mind to, and it humbles me to think that I contributed in some small way to the beginning of a someone else's dream.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! I'm so grateful for everyone person who took a chance on me by picking up my book. It means the world to me.
What are you working on next?
Coming in 2014 ~ RAVEN'S BREATH and QUEEN OF THE WITCHES (Ovialell #2)
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm a huge fan of Gena Showalter. I love her ability to span YA, NA, and Adult categories, all while maintaining the Paranormal genre, since I, too, strive to do the same with my writing.
Published 2014-01-17.
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Books by This Author

Holli's Hellfire
Series: The Women of Purgatory. Pre-release—available December 18, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Will she choose to stay the Reaper she is, or become the Goddess she was? Holli's memories of her life as the Goddess Hel are starting to resurface, and the timing can't be a coincidence. Her father's quest continues to threaten Purgatory, and her decision to embrace her past has the potential to save or destroy it all.
Dark Seeds
Series: Ovialell, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2018 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As evil creeps across Ovialell, the Goddess Diana searches for the Darkling responsible and the person pulling his strings. Little does she know that Fayln, the Unseelie fae queen, is responsible for so much more than siding with a Darkling. She’s also has taken something that could turn the tides in the upcoming war.
Handler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,250. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2017 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Our world was perfect––until we broke the law: Don't go out at night. Utopian by day, dystopian by night; this is the world I recently discovered. I now struggle with the fact that our whole society has been based on a lie. There's only one way to change it––conquer the darkness we've all been raised to fear. Live the lie; fight to the death; become a Handler. It's the only way.
The Daughters of Maine
Series: Witches of BlackBrook. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,550. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound. After being reunited in the present day, three sister witches are forced to separate once more in an effort to save their newly formed coven and themselves. A Witches of BlackBrook novel.
Dark Abigail
Series: The Women of Purgatory. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,530. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Will she remain the dark assassin, or fight the evil growing within? There's a new player in Hell who's plunged Purgatory straight into chaos. Dark Abigail strikes terror in all whom she targets, but when Raven and Holli discover who's really pulling her strings, Abigail learns that being good at her job isn't something to be proud of, but instead, something to fear.
The Witches of BlackBrook
Series: Witches of BlackBrook. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,960. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound. A Witches of BlackBrook novel.
Raven's Breath
Series: The Women of Purgatory, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Raven can breathe life into you, or siphon the life from you...the choice is yours. They say your life flashes before your eyes when you die. But what you didn't know...your last thoughts determine whether Raven becomes your grim reaper or your saving grace.
The Rose Trilogy Box Set
Series: The Rose Trilogy. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 161,330. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The Rose Trilogy Box Set Books 1 - 3 in the series, plus the short-story Scent of a White Rose (Book #1) Roses & Thorns (Book #1.5) Blood of a Red Rose (Book #2) Death of a Black Rose (Book #3)
Death of a Black Rose
Series: The Rose Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,340. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A black Rose dies... Now it's time to run... The one I love lost... oh God, what have I done? Death of a Black Rose, book three in The Rose Trilogy, is a paranormal romance that concludes with a heroine who's now the one to fear, a vampire who vows to save the soul of the one he loves, and a vampire clan whose new Sire is already facing extinction.
Behind the Veil
Series: Ovialell, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,520. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
An Ovialell Series Omnibus containing all three short-story companions: Prophecy's Child, The Rise of Rae, Shay and the Box of Nye, plus bonus material.
Aradia Awakens
Series: Ovialell, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,100. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Adult
To claim her destiny, Aryiah must die...but dying's just the beginning.
Blood of a Red Rose
Series: The Rose Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,980. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Book 2 in The Rose Trilogy. A paranormal romance that continues to surprise with a heroine that’s embracing her darker side, a vampire whose love starts to waver, and a vampire clan whose new Sire is filled with doubt.
Roses & Thorns
Series: The Rose Trilogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,820. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Rose Trilogy short story that takes us through Rose and Christian's whirlwind romance as they build the relationship that will see them through the difficult times that lie ahead.
Scent of a White Rose
Series: The Rose Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,020. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011 by Amber Leaf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What if vampires were the good guys and a human girl was the one to fear? Scent of a White Rose is a paranormal romance that entices with a heroine that isn't quite what she seems, a vampire whose love story is filled with dark surprises, and a vampire clan whose Sire has lost the ability to inflict "the change".