Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m TL Travis. I write LGBTQ erotica and erotic romance with a splash of PNR and on occasion, a little MF side action 😉.
I’m the author of the Social Sinners (Rockstar) series and have a new metal band series coming spring 2020 for the band Maiden Voyage who you first meet in the Social Sinners series.
I’ve written more than 20 books and articles, and am in the process of re-vamping and re-releasing some of my older titles while still kicking out new books.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is See Me. As with many of my books, a dream is what inspired me. I saw this deafeated soul, damaged beyond what he considered to be repairable.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I just go with the flow. Jot down random notes, never outline and work on multiple books at one time. I read nightly, which some authors don’t do while they’re writing, but I find it inspires me. Triggers my brain into action.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Ann Lister is at the top of that list. Her books are wonderful and she’s been a great mentor. Aimee Nicole Walker is another one I lovingly stalk, along with Riley Hart and Christina Lee. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting all of them and was a giddly fangirl when doing so. Readers, I can tell you first hand – all of them are just as sweet in person as they are online.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on book 1 in my Maiden Voyage series – Ryder’s Guardian, which the amazing Ann Lister has agreed to co-author with me. We’re having a great time writing this book and I hope to have the chance to do another with her in the future.
I’m also in the process of re-writing/editing/adding new covers to The Sebastian Chronicles, Hat Trick, The Database and The Elders Trilogy that will include book 3 – Resurrection which has never before been released.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
For me the LGBTQ+ newsletters and websites have been the best since the majority of my books are LGBTQ+.
For my erotica ones, Excitespice and Pretty-hot have been good.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you read and read what you write.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The same as above, which is why I preach it – write what you read and read what you write.
What are you reading now?
Sara York’s Colorado Heart series – and I’m LOVING it!
What’s next for you as a writer?
Much like Dory says, just keep writing, just keep writing – as opposed to swimming 🙂
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?
Harry Potter 1, The Rock Gods 6 – Fighting His Fire, Curl up and Dye 1 – Dyeing to be Loved, The Vampire Armand.