I am delighted to share this author with you today, please make a point to check out her work! Her new novel, Coming Up for Air looks like a fantastic read!
About the Author:
I’m a West Texas girl and wouldn’t have it any other way. I love to see the blue sky and all the open space. At night you can walk out and see stars for miles. There’s nothing like sitting on a porch and watching the Texas sky on a warm, summer night.
I’ve always dreamed of becoming a published writer and finally decided two years ago I was either going to make my dream come true or give it up. Luckily Melange-books decided I was worth giving a chance and published Hot Days. My dreams seem to becoming more of a reality since I will have my second story published in July 2011 and more to come out soon.
I love writing about characters who aren’t perfect. They have problems and have to figure out ways to make their life better. Humor is sprinkled throughout my stories. It always surprises me that I’m able to write humor because I don’t really find myself funny. I’m known to worry about things and stress out easy so maybe that’s why I love writing humor, at least my characters are having fun!
Writing feeds my soul and I want to do it forever. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I love writing them.
About the Novel:
Maggie Dawson was left at the altar at the young age of eighteen. Now years later Kevin Walker is back in town and Maggie’s life is turned upside down. She is determined not to fall in love with this guy for a second time. He broke her heart once, she is not letting him do it again or is she?
Kevin Walker comes back to Clover, Texas to sell the family ranch and never expects to run into Maggie, who is now the town doctor. He starts to fall in love with her again, but will she let him in?
Maggie always had a secret thought deep down in her heart that someday Kevin would come back to her. He would say he was sorry for leaving, and everything would be wonderful. They would live happily ever after like in the fairy tales. Never in the fairy tale did she dream that her prince would come back to town, and bring his pregnant fiancée with him.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I was tired of dreaming of being a writer and not making it happen.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t outline or anything. I just write as it flows out of me.
How did you come up with the title?
It’s kind of like when you are swimming and you go under water and everything looks and sounds funny. When you pop back up out of the water everything is clear. I felt like that with Maggie after being broken hearted all those years and falling back in love. She was seeing things clear.
How much of the book is realistic?
I think a lot of it is. We’ve all been in love at one time and lost it and then years later found it again.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
No, but I have been in love and brokenhearted, but never left at the altar.
What books have most influenced your life most?
I like any book that shows a strong woman that survives.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Nora Roberts. I love her writing and her speed at doing it.
What book are you reading now?
Anna James- To Trust Again
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Anna James, Mysti Parker. I have so many that are great if someone wants to meet them all they can go to my facebook page TD Jones/Author and see them on there.
What are your current projects?
I’m working on a wedding series and a mystery series. I have three books coming out soon. Salem’s World-Feb. 28th; Wrangled Hearts-March 28th and A Dangerous Game-no release date yet.
Thank you for having me. I love to hear from readers.