WRP: Tell us who is author Tina Gayle?
Author/Guest: I am a woman, author, mother, wife, and a hundred other things rolled into a living breathing person with feelings, heartaches, and a wonderful imagination. I enjoy cooking, writing, gardening, and playing golf. I spend most days in front of my computer, creating stories for my readers to enjoy. When the day is done, I eat dinner, watch a little TV, and go to bed. I love to travel and I’m working to visit all 50 states. As you can see, I not that different from everyone else.
WRP: Tell us about your books? What genre do you write?
Author/Guest: I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense
WRP: Has this always been your career choice? What was your career choice?
Author/Guest: I started out working in accounting and received an associate degree in accounting. After getting married and having my two boys, I returned to school and received a degree in MIS. I was a programmer for years before I decided to become an author.
WRP: What inspired you to write?
Author/Guest: I started writing to prove to myself I could write. I had been creating stories in my head for years but I want to see how hard it might be to put words to paper. It was a challenge I enjoyed. I decided to devote my life to it.
WRP: Are you self-published or published through a company? What is the name?
Author/Guest: Originally, I wrote for The Wild Rose Press. Then I dove into the self-publishing pool and haven’t looked back.
Author/Guest: The journey has had some bumps. I struggled for years looking for a place where I could develop myself as an author. I found Romance Writers of America and learn a great deal about the craft, as well as the business of writing. I’ve join other groups online who have help me learn more about the marketing side of the equation and writing class to continue to develop my skills.
WRP: What was the toughest experience of your journey?
Author/Guest: The long wait
until I was accepted by a publisher. Back when I started an authors didn’t self-publish.
WRP: Who is the person that has most influenced your life?
Author/Guest: My mother, she was a very strong woman. She introduced me to romance novels in my teens and I never looked back.
WRP: Do you have any writing rituals? How long does it take you from start to finish?
Author/Guest: My rituals ebb and flow, depending on my moods and what I’m writing. I like to start writing and then jump to the outline phase, then back to the writing and back to the outline. Usually by the 3rd chapter, I know the entire outline and I’m rolling through the book. Depending on the book, I usually take anywhere from a month to 8 weeks. If it is a long book, it can take up to 3 months. Then I start the rewrite process, which can take a month or two. All of this depends on the length.
WRP: What makes your pen stand out from other authors in the same genre?
Author/Guest: I like to write about women and women issues. What makes women different than men? What we need to make us happy? Love and marriage is not the only things in our life, friends, family, and jobs also play an important part in our overall happiness.
WRP: What do you want the readers to get out of your work?
Author/Guest: A desire to achieve anything they want and the bone deep knowledge that if you work hard enough you will achieve your dream.
WRP: Walk us through deadline time, what is it like?
Author/Guest: As a self-published author I have a self-imposed deadline that I stick to, which some people don’t understand. The question is Why not just move it? I don’t let this happen unless I can’t avoid it. I set dates and I stick to them. If that means I stay up late or work weekends then that’s what I do.
WRP: Have you ever experienced writer’s block? What do you do, if that happens?
Author/Guest: Not really, I did struggle when my father died. I didn’t want to spend hours alone in my office writing but I still worked on other things like my blogs. I tried my best to write a little a day and played with plots that inspired me to keep going.
WRP: Do you see your work as being relatable to a general public?
Author: Luckily, half the population of the world is women. We all go through the same problems and confront them differently. My stories address women problems such as wanting children, dealing with the loss of a spouse, dealing with the spiritual guides in our life. All of these things are areas we all face.
WRP: Can you tell us about any future projects you are working on?
Author/Guest: I am at the end of one series-The Executives Wives’ Club. I have the last book, which I’m hoping to have out at the end of this year. It depends on how well my family tree series does. I have two more books in that series. Depending on how it goes over, I might extend it or change it into a continuing series.
WRP: What is the name of your publishing company and how did it come about?
Author/Guest: I don’t have a publishing company. I decided to publish under my name.
WRP: If people wanted to get in contact with you, how can they find you?
Author/Guest: email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home - www.tinagayle.net
Blog - www.tinagayle.blogspot.com
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WRP: Thank you Author Tina Gayle for taking time to do this interview, we wish you nothing but continued success.