Interview with Tamora Rose

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, personally, the greatest joy of writing is simply watching the story take shape. First there's a blank page, then a few words, and before you know there's a full fledged story ready for the world to see. There's nothing quite like the feeling of creating something out of nothing, and that's what I do when I'm writing. It's a magical experience.
What are you working on next?
Next I'm hoping to continue with my "Fallen Romance" series. It's been popular enough to encourage me to create a new story, but it's still just in the planning stages. We'll see what happens.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a single mother, so when I'm not writing I'm usually doing something kid-related. If I'm not playing with them, I'm helping with homework, or maybe baking, or possibly sewing a Halloween costume or knitting a scarf for those colder days. These activities give me plenty of time to plan my next novel and allow me to bond strongly with my two sons.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth, at least partially. If a friend tells me they enjoyed a book, I'll snag the ebook version and have a good read. But I read a lot, as in two hundred books a year, so I also rely on suggestions from sites like Goodreads or even Kobo or Amazon. I'll read almost anything, so it almost doesn't matter what I read next.
What is your writing process?
My writing process mostly involves reading. I typically pick five novels that are similar to what I'll be writing, then I read. After I've read them, my brain is churning with enough random thoughts to pound out a novel.
How do you approach cover design?
I don't do cover design. I hire someone. There's really no substitute for people who know what they're doing.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my Kobo most of the time. I have a Kindle and an iPad, but I prefer the Kobo. More battery power, displays books a little better, and I just like it. Maybe because it doesn't do anything else, so it's the most like carrying around a real book. Now if only it could smell like paper...
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Hiring someone! I suck at marketing. I have no problem paying someone to do the things I'm not very good at, and I'm terrible when it comes to marketing my own stuff.
Describe your desk
What desk? I write sprawled out on the lawn on nice days, curled up on the couch on other days. Though I think there might be a desk under that pile of laundry...
When did you first start writing?
I've always written, but I didn't start writing with the intent to publish until my mid-20s.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children. Their light and laughter inspires just about everything I do. They're the reason I wanted to work from home. They're the reason I work all day when they're gone. And they're even the reason I open my eyes in the morning.
Published 2016-07-28.
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Books by This Author

Siren of the Sea
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,940. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Nimue, the only legitimate child of the Earl of Richford, is forced to marry her bastard half-brother, she thinks her life is over. Then she is convinced of it when he dies by accident and she will take the blame. So she flees, plunging into the cold ocean in an attempt to find a new life.
The Night's Caress
Series: Fallen Romance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,940. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » General
Witness to her sister's death, Mallory is convinced vampires are real. And she'll prove it if it's the last thing she does. And it may very well be, she discovers as she pursues a small but deadly vampire gang. Victor, an ancient vampire, pulls her from their clutches just in time. But even as they come together, discovering their love, Mallory is a target. Can he protect her from herself?
Child of the Wind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,700. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
All her life Canace has believed herself a foundling child. Until the day her Scottish guardian tells her she's actually the richest heiress in all of England. And she's been promised in marriage to a duke's youngest son, a man who does not want her despite her wealth and beauty. As they struggle to form a life together, a dark shadow rises from her past to steal her from his arms forever.