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Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loved to escape into the world of books.
After years of working in the business world doing a variety of jobs, she decided to try her hand at writing and hope to incorporate the joy of being a mother into her books.
Currently working on a series about four executive wives, she is excited about combining elements of women fiction with the passion of romance. The first two books, Revive and Birth have been released and the last two are coming out in 2013.
Married twenty-five years, she and her husband love to travel and play golf. She can’t wait for Mike to retire so they can do more of both.
Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her website.
Book title: Birth
Brie Sullivan has a new baby girl and there are a million things to do, but Brie doesn’t have the energy to keep up. Why? She’s still grieving for her husband and suffering from baby blues, but she won’t let that stop her. She’s come up with the answer--find a new husband to be the father of her kids.
Jason Clark has been doing everything he can to help Brie. He loves her but can he accept her proposal of marriage knowing she’s not thinking clearly about the future?
What do you do to relax when you are not writing? I enjoy watching sports, like hockey and football. I also play golf with my husband.
What, or who, inspired you to become a writer? I’ve been reading romance most of my life. From those stories, I created stories in my head so it was a naturally progression to decide to write stories.
What or who inspired you to write your current novel? The executives wives’ club series was developed from the relationship with other women throughout my life.
Tell us three interesting facts about your book which are not covered in the synopsis.
1) One that this is the second book in the executives wifes’ club series
2) How much Brie’s children are also struggling with the loss of their father.
3) How the other executives wives are doing.
What research did you need to do for this book? Postpartum depression is a serious problem which most women do not even realize they have.
Are any elements/characters of your book based on real life experiences or people you’ve met/known? No, the story is played out in my head through the live experiences of myself and others.
Tell us a little about your current work-in-progress.
I’m currently working on the third book in the series Breath. It is about a woman who is suffering from empty nest syndrome. I can relate to this problem because my youngest went off to school about two years ago, and I’m still adjusting to the empty house.
What process did you adopt from inception through to the finished book?
I like to plot out the main points of the book before hand and then add extra scenes as I go.
What do you need (or not need) around you whilst writing? Quiet; I can’t seem to write with music or any noise.
What prompted you to self-publish your current book? I had published a number of books through a publisher and found that I enjoyed the process of publishing my own books because of the lack of lag time. I can get it out in a month where a publisher takes months.
What were the three biggest challenges you faced when writing your book?
1) Staying on task so many other things need my attention
2) allowing enough time to finish. I always want it to take less time than it does so I don’t always schedule enough time to get it done. Then I have to rework my schedule.
3) Balancing personal life with work.
Every author seems to suffer with writer’s block at some point. How do you overcome it? Usually, if I give myself some time off it will clear up. But if not, then I just sit and write even if I know I’ll never use it.
What single piece of advice would you give to any aspiring writer?
Learn to love rewriting.
What genre does your book fall into? Romance with strong women’s fiction elements
How did you get interested in this specific genre? It not only has the romance but it explores women issues.
You as a reader
Which three authors have inspired you the most, and why?
1) Cheryl St. John – love her characters
2) Nora Roberts – because of her ability to write so many different stories
3) Jim Butcher – out of my genre
What was your favourite book as a child? Touchdown for Tommy
What is the best book you’ve read in the last 12 months? Crazy Cool by Tara Jansen
What was the last book you recommended to a friend, and why did you think it was worthy of recommendation? Making a Killing on Kindle. It has some promotional ideas for authors.
Kindle (or other e-reader) or paperback, and why? Kindle because it was cheaper.
Hollywood is calling
You’ve had the call from Hollywood and they want your opinion on who should play the leading roles in the film based upon your book. Who would you choose, and why? Reece Witherspoon. She reminds me of Brie.
The film of your book is now going to need a soundtrack. Which musician(s) would you want to write and play it? Mac Davis
Drink – Arnold Palmer
Meal – Steak
Holiday destination – Somewhere sunny
TV programme – Castle
Film – X-Men
Method of travel – Van
Sport – to play golf - to watch football.
How can people connect with you?
Website - www.tinagayle.net
Blog - www.tinagayle.blogspot.com
Where can readers find your book?
iTunes for books
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