T.L. Onyx


I'm T.L. Onyx, the anomalous, and sometimes wittingly dark, author of several novels I hope you'll come to love in due time. I'm a teacher, a writer, (a lover AND a fighter), an artist and all around book junky - or for those of you who know what I'm talking about, a devoted biblioklept. I am a traditional reader who adores the feel of a hardback book that I can get papercuts from while I find myself in thirty-two different positions on my couch. The idea of experiencing the world, both real and fiction, right from my seat just makes me all flustered with excitement. Needless to say, I've fallen in love with my characters and as much as I hate to admit it, they aren't real until someone else gets to know and love them too. Since the age of eleven, I have written several novels and a plethora of poetry, inspired by the way a simple word can transform and express one’s thoughts. I currently reside in East Texas.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Ah, my desk. I call several places my desk - my actual wooden surface, my bed, my hammock...it just seems to be wherever I'm comfortable at the time and a place that I can successfully juggle my writing items. Most of the time, I'm an actual writer - I'm talking paper and pen. (My handwriting is pretty neat, also!) Sometimes, I'm a typist and when that is the case, my "desk" is surrounded by papers I've jotted down story plots on, research items, books that I get information on, gel pens (the only kind I use to write with), some kind of libation (fruit juice, mostly), and a snack. Believe me, when I'm writing, my world halts for several hours as I'm lost in a creative trance!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town called Willis, Texas. It's one of those towns where you sneeze and everyone knew about it five minutes later. It was very difficult to do something and not have people know about it quickly and effectively. I began to write as a way to expand my world. I always had these ideas about what life outside a small town would be like and I was always enamored with the life of spies. There was something about the fact that they could accomplish things by creeping through the shadows that attracted me. There was indeed a way to do things without people knowing. Even though the town was small, I started to follow a psychological view and watch people closely. I got to where I could tell many things about a person just from the way they stood, walked, or talked. In my mind, this was beyond cool! Even though small town life was annoying at times and most people found it rather boring, I used it as a positive. The nights that I wanted to have fun would be nights that I read and got far away in the world just by reading a simple book. Also, most of the books I write take place in small towns. I loved my childhood and what it provided for me.
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Where to find T.L. Onyx online


Goodnight Kiss
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,890. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ava and Sizer join forces to bring down the Left Group and put an end to the second Project Lullaby. (Book 2 of the series)
Project Lullaby
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,750. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Two women had the misfortune of growing up in an extremely disturbing training program that taught them how to be assassins and have since then learned to cope in the outside world. While one longs to forget what was forever embedded on their souls, the other stubbornly seeks revenge and justice.

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assassins    conspiracy    crime    justice    murder    mystery    project lullaby    psychology    revenge    romance    suspense    thriller    vigilante