Friday, 4 July 2014

Broken Branch Blog Tour: Fun Interview with Tara Tyler!

Just getting this up because the computer at the library wouldn't post the html. Don't ask. Anyway I'm happy to having Tara Tyler over today for a nice old chat about her latest book Broken Branch Falls, the star goblin Gabe, vampires, and blogging versus writing. You know you want your dose of Tara so I now hand the post over to her.  Oh and Happy Fourth of July Americans!


Sheena-Kay, is such a trooper! She's been having technical difficulties and is still hosting me for my BROKEN BRANCH FALLS blog tour. So happy I have the privilege to know her and I can't wait to meet her in sunny Jamaica some day...

Enough of my daydreaming, on with the interview!

1. Who would play your lead character in the movie version? Would you prefer live action or animation?

For our nerdy, spunky main character Gabe the goblin, I would choose Johnny Galecki (from Big Bang Theory) or Devon Werkheiser (from Ned's Declassified) - they're older, but young at heart! And I think this would be geared toward an animated feature...

2. How is your book tour going?

Pretty awesome! Lots of positive comments and reviews! Busy, busy, busy.

3. Pitch your book in two sentences.

Teenage fantasy creatures break the rules, causing the adults to split up their town. Gabe the goblin leads a perilous quest to try and save it!

4. Do you think your book has something special to offer?

Of course =) Several reviewers discovered that even though it's a fun adventure, there is a deeper level of treating each other fairly, no matter what people look like or where they're from. And everyone should have a chance to follow their dream!

5. If a vampire wrote you a scathing letter complaining about lack of or zero inclusion of their species in your latest book. What would you write back.

But there are  vampires! But fairies, those aren't included. I incorporated creatures that have special abilities, but can't perform magic. And there's a reason for that - I'll just say, it's chemical magic!

6. How is writing a novel different from blogging?

Blogging is talking to people, sharing ideas, advice, and personal concerns, etc. Writing a novel is telling a story. They're both ways to connect with readers, but blogging is more direct.

7. Is there anything you would like to say to potential readers?

This is a note for all readers of any book, not just mine... My wish is for readers to enjoy a book with an open mind. Some will start reading a book with preconceived notions or expectations, but if they enter the world of the book in a state of wonder, I think they will get more out of it. That's what I try to do.

Thank you again, Sheena!
I really appreciate you coming up with these great questions and letting me come over!
I hope you all had a good time with us!
(And don't forget to enter the giveaway below!)

by Tara Tyler
Release Date: June 24, 2014 (NOW!)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills

Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. But Gabe wants to break out of his nerdy stereotype and try other things. He has his eye on the new ogress at school. Though it’s against all beastly rules, there’s just something about her.
Gabe starts a fad of mingling with other species, forcing the High Council to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. With help from other outcast friends, Gabe sets out on a quest to save his town. They'll show 'em what different friends can do together!

Available at
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Tara Tyler has had a hand at everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy) She's an adventure writer who believes every good story should have action, a moral, and a few laughs!
Also by Tara Tyler, techno-thriller detective series,
The Cooper Chronicles, Book One: POP TRAVEL

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  1. She did have some unique questions! Now, prepare for hate mail from faeries. Good stuff, Tara.

  2. What? No fairies? What scandals is this?

  3. Thanks for sharing the interview!

  4. Great interview! I'm excited to read your book, Tara. :)

  5. I want to travel to Jamaica to meet her, too! Great interview. I'm still trying to get to this book. Just got signed up to judge a contest that requires me to read 35 books. THIRTY-FIVE!

  6. HTML has been giving me a hard time too. You are a trooper Sheena-kay and the very best of bloggy friends. I would love to come to Jamaica and meet you too!!
    And best of luck to Tara!

  7. This book sounds really cool. I'm looking forward to reading it!

  8. thanks to everyone who was able to come by and comment!
    sheena - i went and visited everyone and forgot to leave my own comment here! shame on me! thanks so much for the fun interview and for having me here!


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