Tierney James grabbed me and asked if I would hop around with her. Tierney has been in education for over thirty years. She currently teaches World Geography for a nearby college. Besides serving as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and attending Space Camp for Educators, Tierney has traveled across the world. From the Great Wall of China to floating the Okavango Delta of Botswana, Africa, she ties her unique experiences into other writing projects such as the action thriller novel, An Unlikely Hero. Living on a Native American reservation and in a mining town for many years fuels the kind of characters she never tires of creating.
1) What am I working on? I am working on a children's book series called Ernie and the Troll. The first book is complete and out on Amazon. It is called In My Closet. The second in the series is Backyard Adventure...or perhaps a catchier title will pop up.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre? I don't know that it is really different from other books, (it is cuter than other books) but I include small life lessons for kiddos, mostly about problem solving. I would like to think that if a parent reads the story to their child or the child themself reads my book on their own will say, "Yes! I can do it!"
3) Why do I write what I do? I teach sixth graders, and honestly, it isn't that loveable grade/age of kids where they hug their teachers and say I love you Mrs. Robbins...so, I wanted to reach that sweet, has sticky on their hands group of kiddos. And you know...I have already gotten hugs from sweeties that have read my first book.
4) How does my writing process work? My process usually involves hearing a story, then sending it through my brain to a filing cabinet that holds all my rough drafts. Then, something will spark, and that file comes open and a story pops out and basis itself on that story that I heard. I know lots of people use music to get the magic popping, but I use fairy dust...or is it toll dust...
Join Lisa Medley on June 23rd for a grim adventure. Lisa is a reader and writer of paranormal romance/urban fantasy novels about monsters in love. Reapers. The grim kind. Lisa has a complete zombie apocalypse bug-out bag including a machete in her trunk at all times. Just. In. Case
Lisa says "Don't fear the reaper, but you can lust after him."
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