Name: T.J. Loveless
Author’s Website, Facebook Page
Hometown: Born in Anchorage, Alaska
Current Residence: Wyoming
Education: BS in Biology with emphasis in Genetics, BA in Criminal Justice
Briefly: Co-authored a paper in the early stages of research regarding genetics and dyslexia; helped build three highways in Jacksonville, FL; Correctional Officer at a Men’s Maximum Security Unit for four years; Copy & Content Editor; Technical Editor; two books on the shelves!
Favorite Read: Gone with the Wind
Author Crush: Margaret Mitchell
Fiction How-To Book You’d Recommend: Don’t have one I can recommend.
Pet Peeves: Those who try to make others be just.like.them. That and when someone says, “Can I axe you a question?” Ask people, it’s ask.
If You Weren’t a Writer You’d Be...back in the lab, even if I had to force my way back!
What You Have Lined Up Next: Fractured Steel, almost done with the rough draft, followed by Odd Number Five, and Partial Transfer to be written during NaNoWriMo.
When you were little, did your little heart go pitter-patter on Library/Media day, and your mouth drooled just at the very idea of being near books?
I was forever in the library, it was my safe place. I ran away once, and my grandmother found me in a corner at a local library, curled up in the middle of a stack of books about horses.
You’ve talked about your love for mythology. Who’s your favorite mythical character?
I have so many! I’ll go with dragons. I seem to put one in every book, in some form. Either a character, or jewelry, something.
You’re also a content and copy editor. Does this mean that you are absolutely in love with the editing part of the novel-writing process?
No, not for my own work. I hate editing my own, because I second guess myself constantly. I’ve been known to sterilize my novels, although I don’t with clients. Go figure.
People who’ve read your Cookie diaries series might wonder if you are a superstitious person?
Not at all. I like to research mythology, and everything around it, including why people created the myths in the first place. The imagination is astounding, and the psychology behind it can keep me occupied for hours.
The cover for Going Thru Hell is so well-done. I like the gray and pink and the sweeping hair of the cover model.
Thank you! I love the cover too, and it was a bit of journey. I’d originally Continue reading