Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. My writing adventure started with poetry and grew over many years. I have one published book which came out on March 29th of 2018. My second novel releases in June of 2019. I am currently finishing up edits for Runway Dreams: A Fox in the Fold, and moving on to a story which falls into a slightly different genre. I have a strong love for many different genres including thriller, romance, fantasy, and young adult.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Runway Dreams: A Fox in the Fold is the sequel to Runway Dreams: A Black & White Affair. The story picks up where the first ends and takes a turn toward the murder mystery genre, whereas the first was more of a romantic thriller.
I have a vivid imagination and the book sort of wrote itself. I would wake up from a dream and jot notes down. It took roughly three months to write the story with most of the work taking place over the last three weeks, followed by several drafts and the help of my beta readers.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I drink my coffee, conspire with my cat, and get distracted by social media. I write when I want to write, and read as many other books as I have time for. I don’t force myself into a writing schedule because I do this out of love and desire.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Marissa Meyer, J. K. Rowling, and I’m sure others. There are so many wonderful storytellers out there. Honestly, the biggest influence in my life was my middle school English teacher Ms. Bollinger who believed in me from day one, even before I believed in myself. She liked my stories and for some reason, I didn’t think that writing could be a career. I wasted a lot of time doing things that I wasn’t passionate about. Writing truly is my passion.
What are you working on now?
I am finishing edits on A Fox in the Fold.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Facebook the most.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you are truly passionate about writing, never give up and always remember that some people will hate your stories, while others will call them their favorite.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I have heard a lot of great advice. Mostly I think it’s important to believe in one’s self.
What are you reading now?
The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing some more. I’m laughing about that statement. It’s always writing and hopefully always will be. The question is which of the many stories in my head will I choose to run with? I’m currently torn between a fantasy I started writing a few years back and a romance that just waltzed into my life last week.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickins, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by Michael A. Cramer, and Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts.
Author Websites and Profiles
T.K. Ambers Amazon Profile