We’re honored to have the delightful T.N. Nova with us today to discuss her work and the just-released book she co-authored with Colette Davison, “For You I Fall’.
First, tell us about your work, published or soon to be published. What is it, where can were find it, and what inspired it?
Thank you for having me here today with you and your followers. My first novel to be published is a collaboration with Colette Davison called For You I Fall. It’s a paranormal gay romance and the first book in the Angels & Misfits series. You can find it on Amazon right now for pre-order with a release day of August 28th, 2018.
My first solo book, Forever Lost And Found (Forever Series Book 1), is almost finished with a release tentatively of the end of September. It’s also paranormal gay romance but this one revolves around werewolves.
What makes the particular genre you are involved in so special to you?
I’m part of the LGBT community and on the ace/aro spectrum. I believe that love is love and should be honored. The love between two men is beautiful and amazing and I want to bring that to light. Plus, I enjoy my characters and love each one dearly.
Do you believe a book cover plays an important role in the selling process?
I think to some extent it does. The whole “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” isn’t always true. People seem to be drawn in by the eye catching visual first and foremost. But at the same time I don’t think it’s the be all end all of the selling. If the blurb doesn’t catch my interest then I’m quite a bit less likely to buy the book
Do you read and reply to the reviews and comments of your readers?
I’ve heard that I’m not supposed to read them but I do. I like to know if my readers enjoyed my books and my characters and what their opinions on them are. It’s always a good feeling knowing that there are people who love my boys as much as I do.
Do your novels carry a message?
Usually it does. sometime it’s buried deeply but I think that everyone can take something away from my novels that has meaning to them. I hope that they can anyway.
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
Not specific things but there have been a few instances where things that have happened to my characters were reminiscent of an event in my life and I drew on my knowledge of that to help understand the character better.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
It depends on the topic I’m writing. I’m more of a pantser than a plotter to be honest so I typically will stop in the middle of writing and do the research on something when my character throws an unknown topic at me.
Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?
At times yes. There have been moments when I had a lot on my mind and I sat down to write a chapter and when I was done, I came out the other side feeling better and clearer headed.
What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?
I’m unsure about that as far as publishing companies go seeing as I’m an indy author but I think those stuff their books to publish on Amazon and people who put an author’s book on pirating sites are the worst. It’s truly unfair, in my opinion, to have happen and make things hard for everyone.
Does a big ego help or hurt writers?
I truly believe that it definitely hurts writers who have a big ego. I believe, as an author, I’m no different than everyone else. I think that those who have a huge ego, no matter if they’re an author, doctor or Joe Blow on the street, can’t connect with people who are, or should be, the most important in their lives.
What does your family think of your writing?
They love it. My husband is quite supportive of me and enjoys reading my novels. My daughter, while she doesn’t read my books yet due to her being under 18 and not really into the whole romance thing right now, still brags about her mom being an author. She also enjoys talking to me about my characters, her characters that she develops and storylines
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
The amount of work that’s involved after publishing. It seems as though the weeks leading up to release day are the most hectic between author takeovers, creating teasers and graphics and the like. But it’s still amazing and fun to have happen.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
There’s a male model called Nir Levi that was my mental physical inspiration for Dante. I think he would be the one who I’d like to see play him if For You I Fall was turned into a movie.
Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?
Yes, My first novel to be published is a collaboration with Colette Davison called For You I Fall. It’s the first book in the Angels & Misfits series. We’re currently about two-thirds of the way finished with book two in the series that’s Killian’s story.
Why did you do decide to collaborate and did that affect your sales?
With me being a new author and my collaboration with Colette Davison being my first novel that’s published, I can’t really say if it’s affected my sales one way or the other. I’d like to think that it wouldn’t though because having a co written novel shouldn’t be any different than writing in a different genre or a different troupe. Each one should be seen as an individual work of art.
Deciding to co-author the Angels & Misfits series with Colette is an interesting story. She and I were talking one day when she mentioned that she would like to try her hand at writing a paranormal romance. I offered to help and suggested we try collabing together and it’s all history from there. For You I Fall was born and then the entire series started playing out as we wrote together.
Any final thoughts for your readers?
First, don’t forget to leave reviews on Amazon and other book selling sites. Reviews are like hugs for your authors. It shows us love.
Second, Remember that you, as readers, are so very important to me. I value, respect and love each of you dearly. You’re all amazing and I appreciate you sharing the journey that I’m on as an author. Thank you for being so wonderful.
Where can your readers follow you at?
The best place to follow me is my readers group on Facebook, T.N.’s SuperNovas: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TNsSuperNovas/. I always enjoy meeting and interacting with members who come to visit. Other than that, people can follow me at the following links:
Newsletter Sign up: http://eepurl.com/dtQfu9,
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TNNovaInferno
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