Tara Newlands

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: December 01, 2007

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Hello Tara,

The girls of Night Owl Romance are pleased that you have granted us an interview

We would love to get to know you

Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?

I am a native of Arizona USA and currently reside in the United Kingdom. I'm currently married to a lovely man named Bruce, we have a beautiful daughter. I'm the author of the 2007 Lavender Isis press release THE DREAM KING and the upcoming 2008 Red Rose publishing release FOREVER TONIGHT.

Who or what influences you when you write?

There are several different things that influence me as a writer. I've gotten inspiration from the TV news, music and even just phases of conversation I've heard walking down the street.

What do you do on a typical writing day?

I think having the right music and space can set the tone for a great writing session. So, I like to set up my writing space with a little music turned down slightly. If I'm feeling inspired or on a deadline I can write for hours.

Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?

My next published work is Forever Tonight, which will be released by Red Rose publishing in 2008. It's a science fiction action romance set in Seattle after the aftermath of an alien invasion of the Earth in 2010.

In 5 years, where do you see yourself? In general and in you're writing career.

I am currently working on the follow up to my first novel THE DREAM KING and will be finished with it in early year. My husband and I are planning to move back to the USA to continue expanding our family and enjoy life shortly. I'm hoping to start a charity for AIDS orphans around the world, as well as continue writing stories that people enjoy and getting them published.

Who is your perfect hero? And why?

Well, that an easy one. My hero is my husband, Bruce. He's a super guy. He's very supportive of my writing and has been such a great dad to our new daughter.

What type of book have you always wanted to write?

My interest in writing runs into too many ideas to pin down to just a few. I love writing about the strange and slightly off beat. I'm kicking around a few ideas about a warrior with a thousand souls. I'm also working on a non-fiction piece about antenatal issues. Do deadlines help or hinder your muse?

I think deadlines can help a writer stay focused, sometimes knowing that you have to get something done gives the energy needed to accomplish a task.

Do you outline your books or just start writing?

Generally, I just start writing. Yet, I've started outlining chapters since the birth of my daughter. Having a baby can be heck on the memory. LOL What was your first published work and when was it published?

The Dream King released by Lavender Isis Press in 2007. It's about one of three wizards who oversee all magical operations on Earth who is searching for his lost love and finds her in Phoenix, Arizona. It's full of action, magic and most of all, Love.

What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?

I can be reached at onenote21@yahoo.co.uk Also at http://myspace.com/taranewlands

Thank you for this opportunity!