Tina Marie is a Romance Suspense Author, who just recently joined The Author Encounter. She was born and raised in a tiny farming community in South Western Ont. Canada. Tina’s married and mom to two adult children and three beautiful grandchildren. She is currently writing her 4th book, a continuing series of the Moonlit Trilogy. We recently got the opportunity to talk with her and get to know her better. The interview was fun and heartfelt and I am so excited to share it with you! So without further ado here we go:
Does writing energize or exhaust you? Writing for me is an exciting journey where I get to meet my characters. I’m the ‘transcriber’ of their story. So, for me, writing is energizing and exhilarating.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? I try to be both. When writing, my main goal is to tell a story. One, that the reader can immerse themselves in. One they can laugh, shout and cry along the way.
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel? One that i’ve read would be Nora Robert’s Midnight Bayou. I think it is my favorite of hers.
What does literary success look like to you? Literary success for me is hearing how much my readers have enjoyed my books. People from around the world messaging me, telling me how relatable my female protagonist Abbi is. That is what literary success is to me. When readers can feel that connection.
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find? No, but i should!
What was your hardest scene to write? Honestly, there has been no scene too hard to write. I don’t know about other authors but I simply just write. I don’t outline or have a plot. My characters tell me what to write.
What’s next on your Author’s Journey? More Series? Next on my Author’s Journey is completing book 4. It is a spinoff of The Moonlit Trilogy and the beginning of a standalone series.