Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Interview with romance author Tory Richards


Reviews and Interviews is happy to be the first stop for Tory Richards as she tours with Goddess Fish Promotions for her book The Promise from Liquid Silver Books. Please see below for details on how to enter to win a $15 gift card to Bath and Body.

Tory, welcome to Reviews and Interviews. Please tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm a fifty-something author who discovered my passion for writing and story telling at the ripe old age of ten. Before I received my first manual typewriter, with pencil in hand, I would jot my stories down on notebook paper. Later, after receiving that desired typewriter, I spent hours in my bedroom, where my parents thought I was doing homework.
I also hold down a full time day job. So basically I'm working all the time. Only writing is a hobby for me, something I do during the quiet of the evenings and on my weekends. My goals are simple and realistic. By the time I retire I'll be happy if I'm just making enough "mad money" from it to be able to travel a little, and spoil my grandchildren.

I collect antiques and art, and I love chocolate, who doesn't? And I'm addicted to good coffee and sweet ice tea. McDonald's hazelnut iced coffee has been on my favorite list for quite some time.

For a while life got in the way of my dreams. A few years ago I decided to get serious and haven't looked back!

Please tell us about your current release.
The Promise is a story about marine returning home for the holidays for the first time in years, and his brother’s young widow. A woman he’s secretly in love with. Being under the same roof together soon proves their attraction to one another is too hard to resist, and the promise each made to the same man is what binds them together.

What inspired you to write this book?
This is always a hard question to answer for me. I don’t know that I would say I was inspired to write it. It was just an idea that popped inside my head one day. Something I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t is invite someone serving our country over for a holiday meal. That thought might have had something to do with it.

What exciting story are you working on next?
While I have several works in progress I’m trying to finish up another erotic romance right now. It’s the story of a plus-size model, and the bodyguard hired to protect her from a possible serial killer.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I was about ten and began penning short stories on note book paper.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
Writing is a hobby for me. It’s my passion, and something I do for me. I write when I’m in the mood, and yes, I do work a full time day job. So most of my writing takes place in the evenings and during the weekends.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Hummm…that’s a good question. Let me think about it and get back to you. :)

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Are you kidding? I wanted to be a writer of course! I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t have a story floating around inside my head and I couldn’t wait to get it down on paper. Even though I wrote for me, and I considered it a kind of therapy, I still dreamed about becoming an author when I grew up.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I love hearing from readers, whether it’s an email or on my blog. Some of the best reviews I’ve received are from them and I appreciate the time they take to write me. So don’t be shy!

Also, I'm giving away a $15 gift card to Bath and Body to one randomly drawn commenter at the end of this virtual tour. So feel free to leave a comment on this post or on any other blog stops I'm making. Dates and blogs can be found here.

Thanks for being a part of my blog, Tory. Best of luck with your tour and with your writing.

12 comments:

mariewig said...

Hi Tory
just needed to tell you how much I enjoyed Someone To Love Me, I told my sisters what a good read it was and to get there own as I was not sharing :)
Marie*

Tory Richards said...

LOL...thank you so much! You put a great big smile on my face. I'm thrilled that you liked Someone to Love Me. To date that's probably the hardest story I've written.

Tory Richards said...

Hey Lisa, thank you so much for hosting me on my very first blog tour!

miriama said...

My daughter has notebooks from one end of her room to another. All stories in process. I admire her passion as I used to do the same.

I like the theme to The Promise and plan on reading it.

Lisa Haselton said...

My pleasure, Tory. I love introducing authors to readers. :)

Tory Richards said...

Hi Miriama, I'm sure glad you encourage her. Does she let you read any of her work?

I hope you enjoy The Promise. I'd love to hear back from you.

Tory Richards said...

Then we have something in common Lisa. Once in a while I'll showcase an author on my blog.

Jean P said...

Congrats on the release. It sounds like an really interesting and intense story. Adding it to my wishlist.

Chelsea B. said...

Great interview and congratulations on your new release, Tory! :-)

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Tory Richards said...

Thanks Jean!

Tory Richards said...

Thank you Chelsea;)

June M. said...

This book sounds great and I have added it to my TBR list...way too many great books and not enough time!
Thanks for sharing!
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