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Monday, August 9, 2010

Book Tour: Author TK Richardson

Hi everyone!  Today I have a special treat for everyone! The fabulous author TK Richardson decided to stop by for one of her stops on her tour for Return The Heart! Let's welcome her and see what she had to say!

To start off, welcome and can you tell the readers a little about yourself?

I am the author of Return the Heart, a new young adult novel. I recently joined the ranks of Christian Talk Radio as the facilitator and co-host of an on air book club with listeners. And I am a co-founder of a new program called A Heart For Books And Kids, which encourages people in the publishing industry to donate books to children in the foster care system.

Can you tell us a little about your upcoming or latest release?

Return the Heart is the story of Lilly Paige, a teenager with a special gift, who becomes the target of an international kidnapping plot and discovers she is somehow linked to an old, Russian prophecy. It is a story filled with action, intrigue, and romance, and has more twists and turns that the reader expects.

I am a fly on your wall.  What would I report back to my master of the daily life of TK Richardson?
You would probably tell your master that the life of a writer can be rather ordinary.  During the day I taxi my kids to their events and do the everyday things that run a household. I attend meetings, plan events, and a do million other little things that moms do. But during the night hours, after the hustle and bustle of the day, I retreat to my desk and write. I create new worlds and fantastic characters, all of which spring to life when evening fades. In a way it’s a magical time for me.

When you are not writing, what kind of books do you like to read? Do you have any favorite authors, that are must reads?
My favorite authors are Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Gogol. I always encourage people to read the Classics and history books. The Classics are timeless, and history is so important. So I recommend these books to everyone.

What are 3 things that are "must haves" for you when you sit down to write a new book?

I must have quiet. I guess you could say that silence is my muse. I need time, and I need inspiration, too.  I can write without silence, time, or inspiration, but my best work comes when all three of these are in abundance.

Do you have a blog or website that your readers can keep up with you and your books?  Twitter?
My website can found at http://tkrichardson.com
A Heart for Books And Kids is at http://aheartforbooksandkids.blogspot.com

Now for some fun stuff:

1. Edward or Jacob?   Volturi
2. Movie Theater or DVD at home?  DVD at home
3. If you choke a Smurf, what color do they turn? Purple
4. If you could travel back in time for one day, what era would you choose?   Russia 1812

Favorite perfume: Burberry Brit
Favorite TV show: Whale Wars
Favorite Movie: The Bourne Identity (series)
Favorite Drink: coffee
Favorite See's Candy:  anything chocolate
Favorite Dessert: tiramisu

Thanks for joining us on My Overstuffed Bookshelf!!
Thanks for having me here today!


Blogger Victoria Dixon said...

Fun interview! Thanks!

August 9, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger lulilut said...

This made me laugh -- "Edward or Jacob -- Volturi"
Great interview! I love the cover of Return the Heart.

August 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

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