Interview with TJ Ganzer

When did you first start writing?
In elementary school. I was chosen to go to a writer's conference in sixth grade because I had one of the best writing pieces in the school. There were five children from each elementary school chosen to go and we got to meet one of my favorite authors. I still have the book I bought at that conference and can remember the story she told about the cover art on her book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I currently write in a genre that isn't particularly main stream to traditional publishers. I am forever grateful to eBooks and independent publishing options for giving me the opportunity to put my skills on display for the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing people's reactions. Or hearing people's reactions. I want my readers to feel, see, and experience through my writing. So when someone tells me how turned on they got when they read my story, I feel like I did my job and got the experience across.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember and still have the manuscript for the first story I ever finished. I have a bad habit of not being able to finish the story. I actually have a pile of hand written manuscripts from elementary school through college.
What do your fans mean to you?
If I didn't have fans of my writing, I would have never gotten this far. I would still be talking about publishing. My fans encourage me to write more, inspire the stories, and sometimes help come up with the ideas.
What are you working on next?
The sequel. Every one of my proof readers wanted to know about the next part of the story. So now I need to continue on with a follow up.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a huge range of favorites. Cara Bristol, Mia Dymond, Mercedes Lackey, Gordon Korman, J.K. Rowling, Patricia Knight, Kathleen Brooks, Moira Rogers, Gillian Colbert.....
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look up authors I am already familiar with, free book Fridays, Goodreads, friend recommendations, or suggested books on my reading device. Sometimes books on a topic I'm trying to educate myself on will lead to more books on other topics.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing with my kids or going to their activities, walking my dogs (2), cooking, counted cross-stitch, painting my nails, photography, thinking up new story ideas or enacting story ideas.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My email. Someone might want to talk to me!
How do you approach cover design?
Carefully. I get an idea in my head that encompasses part of the story and then have to figure out how to make that happen. Whether by photographing it, creating it in Photoshop, or just having to purchase the idea from someone if I don't have the resources to make one.
Published 2014-03-07.
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Books by This Author

Teasing the Professor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Brea decides to tease the Professor during class but she doesn't anticipate him taking the game back to his office. Light BDSM themes and explicit sexual content. Approx 3,000 words