Interview with Tyler Colins

How does it feel to publish the fourth book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series?
As awesome as the last three times.
What’s the significance of your current title, Forever Poi?
In terms of me: it’s an homage to Hawaii. Poi is a Hawaiian staple, a delicious food made from taro. Hawaii is in my heart and soul and always will be; hence, forever poi. In terms of the book: there’s reference to poi re the three main characters (JJ, Rey and Linda enjoy poi three different ways to reflect their dissimilar personalities) while the title relates to a significant comment from a certain individual.
Are you working on another?
I am indeed—the fifth in the series, entitled “HA-HA-HA-HA”.
What’s the easiest thing about being a writer?
The writing, the creating. Sure, I suffer from writer’s block now and again, but definitely, the writing component is the simplest and most pleasurable.
Describe your writing space.
As Paul Young once sang it, wherever I lay my hat, that’s my . . . writing space. <LOL>
And the hardest?
Without question, the promotion, marketing, and networking. Part of that, though, is due to time constraints, which rule supreme right now.
How do you deal with that writer’s block you mentioned?
With [lots of] heavy sighs, mindless Googling re nothing in particular, trips to the dollar store (which prove rather uplifting, I must confess), and meandering walks. I’ll also return to previously penned scenes and see if they “re-inspire”.
The trio seem to encounter a number of “crazed” killers. Is this what we can expect in the rest of the series?
<LOL> No comment.
Can you reveal some upcoming storylines or scenarios? Might one of the private eyes—JJ, Rey, or Linda—find true romance, embark on a new career, or undergo a life-altering event?
Yes, yes, and yes.
What are you reading now?
Given the aforementioned time constraints, reading is very limited. I have, however, purchased a few Nancy Drew mysteries and they’re waiting to be read (I was feeling nostalgic).
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Believe it or not, a detective—thank you, Nancy. Then, in my early teens, I began writing and the dream of being an author took root. I must confess, though, I’ve always admired people who can sing. If I’d been granted a voice, I’d probably have pursued that as a viable career.
Do you have a favorite singer?
Not per se, but I’m very much into K-pop these days. I discovered it about six months ago and can’t get enough. It makes me feel young and giggly/giddy.
What’s the best part of your day?
The morning. I love pre-dawn. The day is ahead . . . possibilities abound . . . and the keyboard awaits.
If you could describe yourself in five words, what would they be?
Hopeful. Inquisitive. Reliable. Predictable. Determined.
Published 2018-10-28.
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Books by This Author

Coco's Nuts
Series: The Triple Threat Investigation Agency Private Eyes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,950. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The Triple Threat Investigation Agency rookie private eyes strive to uncover a killer amid yet another cast of curious and unconventional characters. Along the perilous trail, the gals meet up with gamblers, debt-collectors, and old acquaintances who may—or may not—have their best interests at heart.
Can you Hula Like Hilo Hattie?
Series: The Triple Threat Investigation Agency Private Eyes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,160. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Novice sleuths JJ, Rey and Linda bumbled their way through The Connecticut Corpse Caper with winning results. The trio go professional and the Triple Threat Investigation Agency is born. Their first case, to uncover a secret, soon involves murder, with any one of a cornucopia of curious persons being the potential killer. Can the trio unravel the intriguing twists before the twists ravel them?
The Connecticut Corpse Caper
Series: The Triple Threat Investigation Agency Private Eyes. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 96,760. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Seven quirky inheritance recipients gather for a week-long stay in a creepy mansion replete with hidden passageways and disappearing corpses. Although the will of Mathilda Moone stipulates that no guests may leave early, one does—permanently—just hours after arriving. Enter novice detectives Jill, Rey, and Linda. Soon, amateur sleuthing—and resulting mayhem—begin!