Monday, May 27, 2013

Author Highlight - T. G. Ayer

It is very cool to have T. G. Ayer visiting my blog today. She is an amazing writer and has become a close friend. Her latest book Skin Deep is now out. I'm halfway through reading it. She has created a fascinating world and I can't wait to see how the book ends. Keep an eye out for my review post next week :)

But for today, as part of her Skin Deep Blog Tour, here is Tee's interview on Skin Deep and writing.

1. What inspired Skin Deep?
I'm a fan of paranormal and fantasy. the idea of shifters and magic has always enthralled me. Kailin's story came about when I read a scene in a novel where a killer removes the skin of his victim- that inspired the skinned Walkers body being found by the main character- everything just flowed from there. And this book was not plotted - totally on hundred percent pantsed.

2. Who is your favorite character in Skin Deep and why do you like them so much?
Tara the metal-singer -besides Kailin of course  - I love Tara's power, would love to be able to mold any metal to whatever shape I like - and of course, Tara will have her own DarkWorld tale in time

3. If Kailin and Bryn (from your Valkyrie novels) met each other, how do you think they'd get along?
I think they would. Kailin's a bit of a mommy and in many way's so if Bryn. Both are strong and like to be treated with respect. Of course, Kai won't trust Bryn entirely becuase even if she's a Valkyrie she was raised a Human and Shifters don't trust many Humans.

4. I know you are passionate about your craft. What is your favourite part of the process?
I love writing but I also love the part where the ideas begin to fall into place. Where as soon as you ask yourself a question about the MS a whole bunch of ideas and solutions fall into place like pieces of a gigantic puzzle. Love it.

5. Do you listen to music when you write? 
I do listen to music but I tend to prefer quiet during the day. Most of my wriitng is done listening to the three Cold Play albums I have running on repeat- for some reason their music helps me shut everything else in my mind down and allows me to concentrate.

Five Favourites
1. Author - Dean Koontz - cos to this day he still manages to hold my attention and give me the chills
2. TV Show - Revenge - isn't it fun to live vicariously through someone avenging herself against the people who have wronged her.
3. Movie genre - Anything thats fantasy - I love M. Night Shymalan's movies - a little horror a little fantasy- perfect
4. Actor - Gerard Butler - need I say more? 
5. Place to read - by the fire, under a blanket sipping hot chocolate - and since I have no fire sitting in the sunshine will have to do. - oh and lots of rain will make it totally perfect

Thanks so much for visiting YAlicious today. It's so super cool to have you :)

If you'd like to connect with Tee online, you can follow the links below.


  1. Congrats to TG, and I swoon over Gerard Butler too. Now I'm lost in my happy place ;)

  2. Congrats on the new release! I'm a HUGE Gerard Butler fan too... I mean... SWOON, right? Sigh.
    I also LOVE M Night Shyamalan movies... I love that they have you sitting on the edge of your seat and the twists... they're so cool! :D
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