Name: Tara Devaney-Thompson
Where are you from: Born in London, England live in Melbourne, Australia
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc :
I was educated in both England and Australia and graduated High School back in the Dark Ages. Did some University before giving birth t my two children. Worked in various jobs while trying to find the one that I loved. I am now the proud Grandma to the two most amazing girls on the planet
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
No great news to tell. Working on the sequels to my two published novels. Trying to find a perfect cover for the sequel to Consort In Blood Book Two.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Long story. I have always written but it was a challenge from my gorgeous daughter that got me t finally finish an entire book and self-publish it. I finally did so back in 2014.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I still don’t. I attempt to be one but whether I am is entirely in the eyes of the reader.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I saw a picture of Henry Cavil that had been digitally altered to turn him into a Vampire. He is the muse for Alexander Dantes, the lead character in Consort In Blood and the lead male characters in all my novels.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t honestly know. Though my friends refer to it as Literary Porn lol.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
It just came to me lol
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Not really. I just hope that they enjoy it.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Hmmmm…I don’t personally know any Vampires and I am not saying whether some of the erotic scenes are from personal experience lol.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
All booski have an influence on me but I have to say that I love the classics.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest and who is your favourite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Too many to name.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Bloggers, friends and the readers.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I hope so but that is totally dependent on whether people like my work.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I never second guess myself.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
As soon as I learnt to read.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Keeping the characters grounded in realism. Especially when they are obviously fantasy characters.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Knowing when to stop.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learnt that I should have started writing a long time ago.
Fiona: If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead?
Henry Cavill is my muse for Alexander Dantes.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Never doubt yourself. Never think you cannot be a writer or that you are not good enough.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Just that I hope they enjoy my work.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I am too busy writing the third book in the trilogy lol
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Oh God, that was a long ago lol.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
So many things. Laugh: my grand-daughters laughing when they play. Cry: Those I love in pain.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
Weightlifting at the gym.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Action/Drama and Fantasy films.
Fiona: Favourite foods / Colours/ Music Cakes/ Purple/ Everything.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website?
If so what is it? Tara’s Erotic Tales http://tarathom1954.wix.com/taraserotictales