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Although my publishing roots are trad, I definitely do not consider myself either indie or trad. I guess the term hybrid author most applies to me. I don’t believe there is any one right path for an author to take and I do believe under the right circumstances traditional publishing is still a great option, although I know that doesn’t answer your question. I came to a point in the late nineties that I no longer enjoyed what I was writing. That, and life got in the way, so I took a break. When I came back to the industry, it was an entirely different world. I was determined to love writing again. For me that meant telling the stories I wanted to tell and that was far easier to do as an indie author. Click here to read my interview on Kobo’s Writing Life

Nearly all my books are currently available as ebooks and almost all are available as paperbacks. Unfortunately, not all are available in your local bookstore, but you can ask them to order copies using my printable booklist, available here. You can find my ebooks at these online retailers Amazon Barnes & Noble iBooks Kobo Google Play Additionally, many of my books are now available on Audio as well. Audible iBooks

It’s funny because there is probably a little bit of me in most of my characters—although, I promise you I’m not a serial killer! For some of my characters, I do quite a lot of research. But I’m most drawn to the aspects of our humanity that make us good vs. bad.

The main thing for me is that I have to have a passion for the subject I’m writing about. It’s not difficult for me at all to switch, as long as I’m in love with the story I’m telling.

That’s an easy question! I knew it from the time I was a little girl. I remember being 12 and getting my tonsils out and my father told me I could have anything I wanted, thinking it would be ice cream. I asked to use his typewriter!

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That’s the million dollar question, right? The truth is the seeds of a story come from anything and everything — a newspaper headline, a dream, something my husband said.  But the best answer I can possibly give is the same answer I give when I speak to young kids. It’s all about “What if?” That’s the magical question that every single story begins with … What if?

My most recent book is The Girl Who Stayed for The Story Plant and I’m so proud of this book and happy to report that I’m busy at work on a new work, titled Everyday Lies. Stay tuned for more book news! To be sure you don’t miss anything, be sure to sign up for my newsletter and follow me on Twitter and Facebook!

Read about Tanya and The Story Plant here