Hiya, everyone! Published Author Month continues on WordWranglers - with Tiffany Clare! Tiffany is a historical romance author, published with St. Martin's Press - and aren't these covers to die for?!?
Where do your story ideas come from?
My grandma asks me this all the time! The truth is I have no idea. I'm sure it has something to do with those crazy people talking in my head—My characters always come to me before the story.
Your debut, Seduction Of A Lady, could be called a story of your heart - because was different from everything 'out there' but you felt you had to write it. Do you think your passion for the book was a big reason it found a home?
I think my passion for this particular book and story had a lot to do with succeeding on my road to publication. But more importantly, I was really lucky to find a great agent who was also very passionate about the book, and I think that comes across to the editors she's pitching the story to. I think choosing the right agent is just as important about being passionate about your book.
What is your favorite part of writing - coming up with an idea, actually writing the book or editing?
I just like writing the book. I'm not much of a plotter, so the unfolding of the story is always exciting. Editing and revising makes the book stronger so I like that part, too. I don't think there is anything about the writing process I dislike---aside from writing synopses! LOL
For our writer friends, what is the one piece of knowledge you wish you'd known about romance publishing that you didn't when you started out?
One piece of advice: Never think it gets easier. If anything the more you learn about writing, the more you realize you don’t know. At least that’s been true for me.
Tell us about the book(s) out now:
The Surrender of a Lady released last year. This past February, The Seduction of His Wife released.
AN INCONVENIENT SCANDAL
Emma Hallaway has not seen her husband in twelve years—and that’s fine with her. As a young girl, she’d agreed to a simple marriage of convenience, allowing her to pursue her private passion for painting. And though unknown to the rest of polite society, Emma is now one of the most daring and sought-after artists in London. However, when her secret is threatened to be exposed, Emma is forced to open her heart—and her home—to a total stranger: her husband…
AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE
Richard Mansfield, Earl of Asbury, is all too familiar with danger. As a matter of fact, it is hard on his heels when he returns to England. Still, even he is shocked to learn of his wife’s scandalous double life as an artist. But once he sees the vibrant grown woman she has become—so passionate, so strong, and so alluring—his undeniable attraction to Emma stuns him. Suddenly Richard is determined to turn their sham of a marriage into a true and lasting love. But how exactly does a gentleman seduce his own wife?
The first two chapters for Seduction of His Wife can be found here,