Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am the co-author and creator of the children’s green book series “Jordan & Justine’s Weekend Adventures.” I am also the author of the new media young adult novels with music “Cameo by Tanille,” and “Broken by Tanille.” The Undercover Starlet Journal is a title I created to inspire young women.
I have 6 titles so far. I am from New York City. I started writing when I was 16. I love to do yoga in the morning. I take nature walks a few times a week now that it is warm out. I get so many ideas and inspirations when I’m with the trees:) I like to horseback ride, and watch movies.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Broken. It was inspired by a few elements. Young love, a love for teen movies and a sign language class I took in high school. I really wanted to create a character full of life regardless of the cards she had been dealt. I wanted to show her hunger for independence and self knowledge. And I wanted to create a compelling love story.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write my best work at 3AM or 4AM. Also I keep post its everywhere with ideas and important character events.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I would say my teen novels are mostly influenced by movies. I love teen movies. Everything from Freaky Friday and Mean Girls to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Clueless. I do have a thing for mysteries. Agatha Christie being one of my favorite mystery authors. I think this is where the thriller element keep showing up in my romance novels.
What are you working on now?
I am working on Milan in the City. Part 2 in the Broken trilogy.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I think website that get directly to readers especially ebook readers. Readers are so loyal and focused on the genres they love.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Finish your book no matter how long it takes. Then show it to anyone who will read it and ask them to give you everything they don’t like. Those are the things to consider fixing first. Also don’t be afraid to jump out there especially with so many programs out there.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Writing is rewriting.
What are you reading now?
10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace by Wayne Dyer. Trying to get more zen in my life. It is tough in New York City.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finishing my romance series and then I want to go back and write some more children’s books. I have a wonderful idea for an inspirational character to lead a new series for girls. I think it could be so much fun.
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?
Miss Marple: The complete short stories, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, Game of Thrones books