Wednesday 21 May 2014

Author Interview with T.S Krupa

Today I have the awesome T.S Krupa on the blog talking about her novel Safe and Sound. There is a chance to win her book and others via the link at the bottom of the page.

1.Can you give us a brief synopsis of what Safe and Sound is about?

When Jill met Jay Greenfield she knew she found her forever love. Together their lives were perfect. But when a tragic accident takes Jay’s life, this young bride is left to pick up the pieces. With support from her two childhood best friends, Lanie and Stella, Jill attempts to piece her life back together.
Meanwhile, in the process of settling the estate, Jill learns that her husband was not quite the man she thought he was. She finds herself transported to the small beach town of Oak Island, North Carolina. But the fairy tale ending she envisioned no longer exists. She must face the reality that Jay is gone as she finds herself having a chance at love one more time.
Safe & Sound follows the yearlong journey of love, loss, friendship, and conquering the unexpected.

2. How did you come up with the characters in your novel and who was your most favourite? 

From day one, Jill and Jay Greenfield were always part of the original plot. Stella and Lanie developed through the writing process. I knew that Jill needed someone to help her through this process and I thought it would be one friend but it soon came clear that it was actually going to be two friends. Stella and Lanie are each so different but they complement each other very well at the same time. They remind me of an old cranky married couple when they interact with each other. I love all my characters but my favorite is probably Ross. He is just so removed from the immediate situation that he brings a breath of fresh air to a very sad situation. Additionally, he’s a musician and surfer…very dreamy!

3. What was your favourite scene in Safe and Sound?
My favorite scene in the book is actually in chapter 25. It was actually one of the last chapters I wrote for the book. I think that in this chapter Jill is finally facing everything on her own and it’s important to her healing process. But I also love the simple and sweet conversation that she and Ross have one the beach. For me that conversation lays the groundwork and trust they need moving forward.

4. What is the best thing about writing?

I have been in school for a long time and writing in academia is very different. It depends on scholarly sources and no real thoughts are your own. Creative writing is so freeing and enjoyable for me. It’s nice to know that the words and characters were all mine and I can stand behind that.

5. Do you have any other books planned?
Yes I have several other projects planned. As of right now they are all stand alone projects. I hope to get started on my next novel by the end of this month and go from there.

6. Who is your favourite author?
This changes and my reading taste can be so eclectic sometimes. But I really love J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. But as we speak I am eagerly awaiting the third and final book in Deborah Harkness’s, A Discover of Witches series.

7. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Write with abandon and worry about the rest later! I know it’s easier said than done. But when you get stuck read what you have out loud, step away for a minute, the afternoon or the weekend and come back with a fresh start. Finally, if all that doesn’t work, start writing about something else. Even if you are describing the contents of your grocery bags, sometimes a good distraction is all you need.

8. Please describe Safe and Sound in three words.
Hope, Friendship, Love

9. Where can others connect with you?
Where can’t they connect with me!
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A big thank you to T.S for stopping by my blog and helping out with my Blogoversary giveaway.

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