Welcome Jo Tannah!
I’m so happy to bring one more author to you. Jo Tannah is stopping by to talk about her new release. Glad to have you here.
Title: The Hunt
Categories: Adventure, Gay, GLBT, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense, Erotica
When the hunter becomes the hunted, the only thing left to do is run.
What they meet in the forest is something none of them have ever encountered before. Marcus now faces the unimaginable. He realizes too late that sometimes, running away may be the only option left to stay alive.
Interview with Jo Tannah – Thanks for stopping by Rubiconwriting!
Hi! Thanks for having me here.
Let’s jump right in…
What is the first book that made you cry?
Hmm…oh wow. I’ve read a lot of books, but the one title that comes immediately to mind is Where The Red Fern Grows. I love dogs and when I read that I kind of just lost it.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
It depends. There are some scenes which need to be written and I don’t like to write them, but I am forced to otherwise the plot hole would be too glaring—those exhaust me. Scenes that are fun and show interaction between the characters are easy peasy so they kind of energize me.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Procrastination. I sometimes think of one scene before writing it and then I fall into second and third, even fourth or fifth guessing myself, changing the scene several times. I end up not writing it because I get lost in the analysis of what or what not to include.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I’m pretty close to a few, including you if I can say that here? 😀 How do they help me? Well, sometimes I get lost, as I’ve already said and I need to unload or simply discuss a scene or a situation. You guys help me regain the focus and that, for me, is the essential most important role you play.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
This one’s easy: my laptop.
What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters?
Hmm…I guess I owe them their perseverance? All my characters are based on real people, dead and alive, and I always wondered how they found the strength to go on. I may write about them, but growing up, I kind of idolized them for they taught me a great deal about how to just deal.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
This depends on the type of story I am writing. For my horror stories, like The Hunt and Hidden Series, I spent a lot of time researching the settings. For The Hunt, I already knew the story way back when I was a child for this is a story told me as a child. Of course, Marcus Kildud and his men are fiction, but the situation with the salamanders and the horrors they faced in the forest, 90% of that is based on the original story. The feathered snake is just an added fiction bonus.
How many hours a day do you write?
Again, this depends on the mood and what I have to face in real life. When I write, I usually close my door and don’t allow the real world to come in. It took me just one week to write The Hunt. Maybe less. That’s because I already knew the story, as I’ve mentioned before. Constantly getting interrupted can derail the writing process. So if I’m in the mood, I’ll say about 12 to 18 hours. If I’m not in the mood, an hour, at most. Sometimes, I go for days or weeks without writing anything.
What did you edit out of this book?
There were these redundancies that, on this second edition, I finally figured didn’t have to be there. Nothing profound.
What was your hardest scene to write?
Setting up the erotic scenes between Marcus and Malik. I won’t say why hehheheee 😀
No spoilers! Haha! Thanks again for joining us!
I grew up listening to folk tales my father and nannies told either to entertain us children or to send home a message. These narratives I kept with me and finally, I wrote them down in a journal way back when I kept one. Going through junk led to a long forgotten box and in it was the journal. Reading the stories of romance, science fiction and horror I had taken time to put to paper, brought to light that these were tales I never met in my readings.
The tales I write are fictional but all of them are based on what I grew up with and still dream about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for my pleasure. And I hope, yours as well.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00RCKB5J6
Twitter: @Jo Tannah
Facebook Author Profile: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012354600386
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