Hi, Tilly and welcome! I am looking forward to finding out more about you and your books - wishing you lots of sales and success with your tour and latest release :D Let's kick off with my questions...
1. What do you wish men understood about women?
That we’d quite like to get our hands on the TV remote from time to time too.
2. Do you only work on one book at a time?
I always work on one book at a time. I’m usually so immersed in that world that I spend my waking hours constantly thinking about it and its characters. I find it hard to make room for real people and real life during the first draft of a book, let alone another fictional world!
3. Who is your favorite fictional couple?
This is a great question but so hard to answer because there are so many wonderful couples! I recently read Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz and fell in love with Odd and Stormy. I adore Westley and Buttercup from The Princess Bride and in film I also just love Celine and Robert from A Life Less Ordinary. I could probably name loads of others too after a bit of thought but I don’t think I could actually give you a favourite.
4. Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?
It’s not very literary but I think Ronan Keating said it best when he said Life is a rollercoaster, you just got to ride it!
5. Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?
I try very hard to write every day. I find that I have to make it a routine, otherwise I would sit watching TV and making cakes instead and generally lose my focus. I try to set word count goals but I don’t worry too much about them as long as my monthly writing schedule works out in the end.
6. What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?
I like Facebook for the more in-depth interactions you can have on there but I like the feeling of instant exchanges you can have on twitter.
7. What are you working on now?
I’m working on a follow up to my Christmas novella, Mishaps and Mistletoe. So many people have told me they want to know what happens to Phoebe after the story ends that I thought I’d better sort it out! I’m hoping that it will be ready for Easter time.
The Man Who Can’t be Moved
Fledgling journalist Ellie Newton is keen to prove herself when she lands a hard-won job at the Millrise Echo. So when reports come in of a man camped on the corner of a local street, refusing to move until the girl who has jilted him takes him back, Ellie is on a mission to get the scoop.
She arrives to meet Ben Kelly, a man she is instantly attracted to. But she has a job to do and an incredible story to write and has soon pledged to help him win back the girl of his dreams. With Ellie’s help, Ben’s plight captures the hearts and imaginations of the public. And when a TV film crew appears to make a feature on the most romantic gesture the town of Millrise has ever seen, Ellie’s mission gets its happy ending...
But while Ellie has been busy fixing the lives of her wayward parents, providing shoulders for heartbroken friends to cry on, and worrying about her terminally-ill aunt, she hasn’t noticed that she has also been falling quietly in love – with the very man she has now ensured is hopelessly out of her reach
Ellie must choose between doing the right thing, and the thing that feels right. And whatever choice she makes, someone will get their heart broken.
ABOUT TILLY TENNANT
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
1st Prize – ecopy or paperback of book plus £10 Amazon Voucher
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