Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Writing Buddy Wednesday: Tamara Gill - Blog Hop

I first met Tam at the SA Roadshow after having chatted to her via email, and her becoming a SARA member. I couldn't be more delighted when she sold her first novella to Noble Romance, as she is such a warm and lovely person.

She writes Regency Historicals and Time Travel Romances. The cover gods are smiling down on her as she has had the most gorgeous covers for her books.

Tamara joins us to today for the A Marriage Made In Mayfair Release Party, and she was kind enough to answer a few questions.

Congratulations on the release of A Marriage Made in Mayfair. Tell us about the story.
A Marriage Made in Mayfair is a tale of two people from very different levels of society. Their struggles with image, both cosmetic and financial, that dictates their life within the strictures of the ton. It is a tale of how wrongs can be made right through honor and truth.

Congratulations on getting your novels accepted by Crimson Romance. Can you tell us how this came about? Are you able to quickly describe these books?
Of course. I submitted through their submissions guidelines my Regency and Medieval time travel novels and was ecstatic when they were accepted for publication. It all happened quickly from when I first subbed, under a week in fact. I’m currently working on my edits for A Stolen Season (Regency time travel) which will be available August 27. 

What is the attraction of historical romance?
The first thing that attracted me to this genre was the clothing. I LOVE empire style gowns and as soon as I’d read about the delicious rakes of old London town I was hooked. 

You’ve published novellas with Noble Romance.  What attracted you to writing in a shorter format? 
Truthfully it was because I couldn’t sell my longer length novels. I knew I was doing something wrong, but couldn’t figure out ‘what’ that was. Shorter length stores has made me get my point across faster and to see story arcs more clearly. And I like writing the shorter length novels and later this year will be publishing a paranormal goddess / druid story.

What are you working on now? And what’s in the near future for Tamara Gill?
I’m working on edits for the first book of my Duke of Penworth Series - Elizabeth. And writing the third book at the same time. These are traditional regencies about five siblings of the Duke of Penworth.

What do you love about being a writer?
I love that my characters who’ve been talking to me for months eventually have their happy ever after. I love hearing from readers who’ve fallen in love as much as I have with my characters and let me know they can’t wait to read more from me. I love that buzz. It’ll never get old.

What is the best thing you have done for your writing?
I’ve kept writing. Persevering with my craft and trying to make it better with every book. I’ve also never let any contest, publisher or agent feedback stop me from what I want to do. Write.

What would be your ultimate research trip? ;))
coming soon
I’d travel around the UK and I’d stay in every castle or manor house I could. I’m going to do that one day and I can’t wait. 

What do you do in your ‘down time’?
Down time? What’s that? LOL

Thanks, Tamara :)

To get your copy of A Marriage Made In Mayfair, go to Decadent Publishing.

To see more of Tamara's work go to her website.


Suzanne Brandyn said...

I really admire writers who can write this genre. You must do so much research. I would like to write a historical one day, that is one day. lol.. I'm sticking with what I know for the time being.

It's an exquiste cover, you must be proud of it. I would be. :)

Sounds like your writing is firing along. I wish you all the best, and lot's of sales.

Suzanne :)

Eleni Konstantine said...

I agree, Suzanne. Those who write historicals amaze me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tamara,

I love the spin you've put on 'A Marriage Made in Mayfair' with it's gorgeous cover to match. Wishing you all the best on your blog tour,with your new release and with all those to come :)

bn100 said...

Congratulations on the book! The characters sound intriguing.


Emmeline Lock said...

Hi Tam, Hi Eleni,

Super interview. :) I love what you've said about writing the shorter format. Rings bells with me.

Congrats on all your successes, Tam. May there be many more!

Same goes for you, Eleni. Congrats on your recent release.

So many SARA stars shining at the moment!

E x

Claire Baxter said...

I love the cover of this book. It's just gorgeous.

Wow, a goddess/druid book sounds interesting. Can't wait for that one.

Congratulations on your new releases, Tamara and Eleni!


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much everyone for stopping by and all the lovely good wishes. And thanks Eleni for having me, I appreciate it.

SARA does ROCK doesn't it. I just wish I could get to some of the meetings... *sigh*

Tam xx

Eleni Konstantine said...

Thanks to everyone for popping to make Tamara feel at home.

Tam, your book is waiting patiently in me ebook TBR pile.

And like you I've been missing the meetings this year. Why does school have to be on the same night? :(

Anonymous said...

Oh, I know, Eleni! It seems my hubby is ALWAYS away on that Wed!!! Grr. I'll get there again...eventually.

Thanks again for having me. I'm about to email you the winner!

Tam :D

Eleni Konstantine said...

Thanks Tam. Been great having you here.

Eleni Konstantine said...

Thanks Tam. Been great having you here.

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