Welcome to Day 21 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.
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Today my guest author is Nic Tatano and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book It Girl.
1) What inspired you to write this book? I am a confirmed night owl and once had to fill in as a morning anchor for two months at a local TV station. It just about killed me. I thought it would be fun to share the hellish side of what many perceive to be a “glamour job.” And at times I did let the viewers know I hated mornings, though not to the extent Veronica does.
I decided to add a British love interest because I’d had so many “lost in translation” moments with my publisher, which is based in London. I got a kick out of some of the British slang and thought it might be fun to add that to the book. My favorite when visiting the UK was “mind the gap.” In New York, it would simply be, “Watch where the hell you’re going!”
2) What’s your favourite part of this book and why? When Veronica goes undercover as a French maid to get a big story when her seduction using a French maid costume gets interrupted. While this is fiction and over-the-top, it is typical of the bizarre stuff that goes on in the news business.
3) What is your philosophy on writing and life? On writing I like to wing it. No outline, no sticky notes, nothing. I get an idea for a plot and know how it ends but have no earthly idea how I’ll get there. I personally believe the entire story is in your subconscious and will come out along the way. That’s why stuff I write in Chapter One somehow becomes crucial at the end of the book. The muse knows.
I also believe that if you over-edit you take the pure voice out of your work.
On life… well, since I came close to death two years ago I’ve changed a lot. Take time to smell the roses. If you take your head out of your cell phone and look around there’s some incredible stuff to experience on this planet.
4) Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links.
Geez, that’s like asking a parent to pick his favorite child. Luckily I don’t have any kids, so here goes:
-Wing Girl: The romantic comedy that got me a book deal with HarperCollins will always have a special place in my heart. It was a blast to write.
-The Adventures of Jillian Spectre: A young adult paranormal book. No dystopia, no sex, no teens being shot with arrows. A positive look at the future from a kick-ass girl with incredible powers.
-Twitter Girl: It’s a romantic comedy the combines my two favorite things: the news business and politics. (Not sure which one is sleazier.) This novel is way more sentimental than the others I’ve written. I actually got the idea for one of the male love interests from my late mother.
5) What are your goals for this year? I’ve got two more books to finish this year, which I am working on at the same time. I like bouncing between the two because they are so different.
Other than that, I really need to finish painting the house.
6) If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be?
It is never the wrong time to do the right thing.
“It Girl” buying link: http://www.harperimpulseromance.com/books/it-girl
“It Girl” Book Description:
Veronica Summer is stuck in the dream job from hell.
The spunky New York reporter is offered the network’s morning anchor position, but she doesn’t want it because she’s a night person. Then the network plays a trump card, promising her the evening anchor chair in three years. So the fiery redhead takes the plunge, with the ultimate gig waiting down the road.
Problem is, that road is filled with two am wake-up calls and the only social life she has is one with bats and raccoons. She quickly realizes she’ll never survive the grind and decides the only way out is to get fired by being her snarky self on live television.
And the ratings skyrocket.
Veronica becomes the nation’s It Girl, so the network makes her a celebrity contestant on its most popular nighttime dance competition show, Dance Off. While her journalistic credibility is shot to hell by the show’s skimpy costumes, she’s thrown into close contact with two incredibly attractive men; her dance partner and the show’s sarcastic British judge.
And she soon discovers that love is the ultimate gig.
Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.
As always, good writing and May God Bless You…
4 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 21 Nic Tatano”
Interesting interview. As a non native English speaker I found your comments on “lost in translation”moments. I had them too with my American publisher.Thanks for sharing your philosophy on life!
Love your unusual philosophy on writing, Nic (wing it!) – and the way you look at life.
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This was an interesting interview to read… Loved the part where you mentioned your philosophy on life, ” Take time to smell the roses”. It’s just amazing how busy we get know a days that were are unable to enjoy the smallest things and/or see something amazing.