beezeebooks interviews Tania Giguere
Q. Who are your greatest support – who believes in you?
My greatest and most loyal supporters are my family. They inspirer me every day I see them, and my world of writing just flows together. I also have a great belief in myself.
Q.Where do you write from? e.g. Kitchen table? Study? Bedroom? Garden shed?
I do all of my writing from my bedroom. My dream is to have my own office with an awesome desk, a comfortable chair to write in. Plus a new computer and a radio.
Q.Do you write at set times e.g. morning, afternoon, evening, very early morning?
No. I write where ever I am. If something amazing crosses my path or crawls inside my thoughts, I write it down.
Q.What motivates you to write?
Life and the people in it. I see a lot in this world, and so much of it needs to be spoken about. So I write what weighs heavy on my heart. But I have no problems with talking to people about it either. I do find though, that a lot of readers seem to want only what is glorious, everything in this life is not pretty. Everything in words is not glorious, but if my words can touch you, then they are words well spoken.
Q.What are the biggest distractions to your writing time?
I have cried and laughed as I wrote. Then I need to stop and get myself out of character. I put myself into my writing, I always have and I always will. I feel the story that I am telling you, I don’t just write the words down for you to read. I want you to cry and laugh with me.
Q.What part of the world do you live in?
I am from Michigan, born and raised there. But at the age of 19, I wanted more. So I traveled to Texas.
Q.Are you from there originally?
No, I am from Michigan originally.
Q.Have you ever suffered from writers’ block?
No! Don’t hex me.
Q.How do you overcome it?
I don’t yet know. I hope I never have to.
Q Have you taken any writers’ courses and have they been worthwhile?
Q Have you ever belonged to a writers’ group? And what value did you gain from it?
Q.Is self-publishing satisfying enough for you or would you prefer to be traditionally published?
Self-publishing is really not for me. I would prefer to be traditionally published.
Q.Have you ever tried to find an agent?
Yes. But no go yet.
Q. What would you expect an agent could do for you that you can’t do for yourself?
They know the ins and outs of the book world. Agents know the right people to talk with and get things done.
Q.Do you think you can make a full-time career being an Indie writer?
No. Only if the people in the world believe in what I write. Only if they can feel what I put on that blank piece of paper. Only then will I become successful. I can write a 100 books, but if the people don’t believe in me, then 100 books sit, growing dusty.
- How long have you been writing?
Since I was a teen. I would sit there in class and day dream. I loved to look out the window and be in place that was so awesome. Then I would start writing it down on my paper, like I was doing my work. Then I would turn it in for extra credit, so I could pass my class. It was to funny.
Q.What drew you to want to write a book?
I write poetry all the time. I am a feeling, caring person. I wanted to share that with the world. Share whatever I would with them.
Q.From where did you get the idea for this current story?
The White Pearl’ It is now out and very exciting. This story came to me, because I wanted the people to know, that not all police officers are bad. Some people are starting to think that way. Detective John, he is the hero of Chicago. Detective John is what his city needs. He fights crime like batman himself. He keeps the streets clean, keeps the drugs off and at bay. Detective John, he looks the devil in the eye, but doesn’t run.
We need our police officers, we their protection. They do their best with what they have. We need our heros.
Q. did you go about developing it?
I was tired of hearing on the news about how wrong our police officers were. How this officer should of done it this way or that way.
So I sat down on my bed, pulled my computer up to me, and said to myself, they are my heros. I need to let the people know that police officers are good, not all are bad. So Detective John was born.
.It goes back to words well spoken.
Q.What is your next project?
‘The White Pearl’ The White Pearl