Tannis Laidlaw


Tannis has worn many hats: occupational therapist in her early days, psychologist, university researcher at various medical schools, teacher and now author. She's written many books which are safely stored on her hard drive, but Pumpkin Eater is available on Fishpond http://bit.ly/ZscgKT as a paperback and Bye Baby Bunting is a paperback too - available from CreateSpace (www.createspace.com). She lives in Auckland New Zealand mostly, but also she is in the UK southwest of London and at 'the lake' in northwestern Ontario Canada each year too.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
There are plenty of other activities that are associated with writing, some of which are fun and others decidedly not so. I manage my Twitter account (not a favourite activity); I edit and re-write my own work (a favourite); I edit and critique my friends' and associates' work (often a pleasure, sometimes not...but always part of the learning curve.). Otherwise I like reading (also a writing-related activity - never forget that!), getting enough vitamin D by being outdoors whenever I can, swimming in lake or sea, socialising, gardening - travelling too. Did I mention friends, lunches, good wine, gardening....
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
It depends on how well I've slept. If I've had a wakeful night, I probably have all sorts of goodies ready to put into my writing. If I've had a good night's sleep, I'll start the imaginative process while at the keyboard, after breakfast. So, you see, having 'wakey' periods in the nighttime can be productive!
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Where to find Tannis Laidlaw online

Where to buy in print


The Pumpkin Eater's Wife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,190. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Is murder ever justified? Especially when your life has been made toxic by the egomaniac you’ve been married to for years and years? And who would be just as dangerous to anyone else he ensnares? Jeanie thinks so. And acts on it.
Half Truths and Whole Lies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,310. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Ever had a bully for a boss? What if you were headhunted across the world to a dream job in a prestigious university? But, on arrival, you notice your charming boss shows hints of being a micro-managing narcissistic bully. Students are being defrauded but the administration supports its own. Welcome to Sophie's world. Should she do something about it? Can she do something about it?
My Take: on the Iron Writer Challenges 1 - 26
Price: Free! Words: 21,070. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Flash fiction? A complete short short story with beginning, middle and ending that leaves the reader satisfied? The Iron Writer Challenge is a weekly flash fiction contest where four writers incorporate four provided ‘elements’ into a 500 word story, written over just four days. Here are 26 short short stories using the elements from the first 26 weeks of Iron Writer Challenges.
Bye Baby Bunting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,440. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An unwanted pregnancy, adoption then a kidnapping – is seizing your birth-child a crime?

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