Friday, July 18, 2014

Broken Branch Falls Tour Interview with Tara!

Tyrean is the kind of friend who would climb mountains for you - or just sit on a log and chat with you in the hundred acre wood. Thanks, Tyrean, for hosting this inspiring interview today!

Aww, thanks!!!

Combination Four Question/One Word Interview:

1. Who/what influenced/inspired your writing life?
Mark Twain through my senior AP English teacher - I wrote a story using Twain's style and it was the only A I remember from that class. Later, it was my crazy, wonderful friends - our hilarious adventures were worth writing down.

Sounds like fun!

2. What inspired you and carried you through your current project?
For Broken Branch Falls, I was inspired by my sons' football practices and substituting. I imagined what fantasy creatures would be like in high school... Wanting to give my son and other boys who don't like to read, something they might enjoy carried me through.

A great inspiration!

3. What's your next project?
I can't work on just one thing, but the next goal is to finish editing and submit SIMULATION – next volume of the Cooper Chronicles (after POP TRAVEL) Clone androids are illegal for a reason. Then get going on CRADLE ROCK – next adventure in Beast World (after BBF) Do humans still exist? and my favorite, which motivates me to finish those two things, is JOLISSA – my anti-princess story. I'm very excited about it!

4. Speed Round! (One word answers)

  • What's your favorite ice cream flavor? cheesecake
  • What's your current favorite word? flippin'
  • What inspires you, in one word? Life
  • What's one word that describes your writing habits? squeezed-in
  • What's one word that you wish you could get rid of in your writing? BUT
  • What's one word that describes your writing desk? maximized
Okay, I held back from elaborating on those one word answers... but it was hard! (see? BUT!)


Thanks again, Tyrean, my sweet friend! I love a quick interview =)
Thank you, Tara!!!
(And don't forget to enter the giveaway below!)

BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy)
by Tara Tyler
Release Date: June 24, 2014 (NOW!)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills

Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. But Gabe wants to break out of his nerdy stereotype and try other things. He has his eye on the new ogress at school. Though it’s against all beastly rules, there’s just something about her.

Gabe starts a fad of mingling with other species, forcing the High Council to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. With help from other outcast friends, Gabe sets out on a quest to save his town. They'll show 'em what different friends can do together!

Available at
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Add it to your GOODREADS list!

Tara Tyler has had a hand at everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy) She's an adventure writer who believes every good story should have action, a moral, and a few laughs!


Also by Tara Tyler, techno-thriller detective series,
The Cooper Chronicles, Book One: POP TRAVEL
on sale this month for 99 cents!!

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12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cheesecake ice cream - I could handle that.
Only one A in that English class. And now you're an author. Funny, huh? You showed that teacher.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Life is inspiring. So glad you're working on the sequels and I can't wait to hear more about your anti-princess story. Your boys love BBF I bet and writing for your children is very sweet. Boys need more fictional characters to look up to. Did I just say that? But it's true.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Tara, I am super eager to read your book. Love the cover and the title.

S.K. Anthony said...

Ooh "Do humans still exist?" I like that!

Also, I'm stealing flippin'

cleemckenzie said...

I love that Mark Twain was Tara's influence. His stories are the best.

Christine Rains said...

Great interview! Tara's book is absolutely awesome. I can't wait for the next installment!

Cherie Reich said...

Wonderful interview! Congrats, Tara!

Tara Tyler R said...

alex - yes, cheesecake is all the rave in my house of late! and the lack of As was a combo of her piety and my laziness
sheena - yes, my boys do like it - and they don't share my love for reading, so thats saying something!
rachna - thank you, sweet lady!
sk - thanks! and you can have it, i've been saying it too much lately... argh!
lee - if i could travel back in time, i'd sit and listen to him on his porch
christine - thanks woman! you're the best!
cherie - thank you! it was fun to talk with tyrean!

tyrean - youre awesome! very inspirational to be here! thank you!!!

Quanie Miller said...

Broken Branch Falls has a great premise and book cover! Wishing Tara all the best with this release. Great interview!

Leovi said...

A nice interview! Yes, sell my pictures for book covers!

DMS said...

What a fun interview. I liked learning about where Tara got the idea for Broken Branch Falls. :) I have never had cheesecake ice cream- but now I want to try it!

Thanks for sharing.
~Jess

Tara Tyler R said...

Quanie - thank you! i'm glad you like it!
Leovi - thanks for stopping by!
Jess - i just picked up the cheesecake ice cream and it's so good, that's why i had to use it!

and thanks again, Tyrean for having me!! your place is nice and cozy =)