What makes you passionate about writing?
Reading a good book can bring all kinds of emotions: excitement, wonder, curiosity, sadness, relief, fear, happiness, etc. I want to be a part of creating those feelings for others. I love being able to tell the stories that capture my thoughts and emotions.
Cool. Do you have a writing routine?
My writing routine changes with what it is I’m writing. If I’m writing a scary or suspenseful scene, I’ve been known to turn off the lights and write in the dark. Sometimes I play background music that makes methink of the characters or location of the scene I’m working on. I try to write while my kids are in school so I can get deep into the story without any distractions.
Great ideas. What is the title of your book?
Shadow of a Life
Ghostly…What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmm… This is a tough question. How about Sophia being played by Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie being played by Troian Bellisario (sheâ€™s a little bit older, but still plays a teenager on TV so that counts, right?), Peter would be played by Josh Hutcherson (I couldnâ€™t resist), and Nick would be played by Dylan Oâ€™Brien.
LOL. GreatÂ array of talented people. Â What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Ghostly revenge â€“ 140 years in the making.
So Intriguing. Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
My book is being released by Creative Prose Publishing.
Tifani, how long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I wrote the complete first draft in six weeks. The characters kept having conversations in my head and the only way to get them to be quiet was to tell their story.
Been there…What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Ghost Files, Apryl Baker and Losing Logan, Sherry Ficklin
Nice. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I was haunted after seeing a picture of the real Sophia Briggs (a character in the book) and hearing the story of the ghost ship, the Mary Celeste. I couldn’t leave the mystery unexplained.
Really? What else about your book might pique the readerâ€™s interest?
This book is based on a real character. In the Fall of 1872, the Mary Celeste, a merchant ship, set sail across the Atlantic Ocean. A few weeks later, the Mary Celeste was found abandoned in the middle of the ocean. It seemed to be sailing itself … as if ghosts had taken over. No trace of Captain Briggs and his family and crew, including 2-year-old Sophia Matilda Briggs, was ever found.
So interesting…Where can we find your book?
You can find my book at Amazon or by visiting my author website www.tifaniclark.blogspot.com
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