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Monday, July 9, 2012

An Interview with Author Tara Chevrestt



What's your book/current WIP about?


It's crazy, actually. It's about women in the future, taking over the world and stealing power from the men. After centuries of fighting for their rights, they say, "The time is now." The women are doctors/nurses, so I've titled it FemDocs.


Care to share your favorite line(s)?


"It’s time to put away the cooking pots, my dears. It’s time to do what you were trained for. No longer will we cater to the male species, allowing them to treat as sex objects or baby incubators.”


What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?


My books in general? People don't like different. They don't like to think outside their little Happy Ever After boxes. But…I'm going to write what I want regardless.


What sparked your interest in futuristic writing?


My father. I have great memories of sitting there with him watching The Outer Limits, black-and-white horror movies with strange creatures and dumb humans screaming, Twilight Zone. I love that I've inserted some of that strange darkness into a book.


Describe your writing in a sentence.


I'm not always going to end a story with hero and heroine getting married and having a baby. Literature today is so predictable, I don't see the point in reading it. With me, you're going outside the box every now and then. If it's a Sonia Hightower book, you never know what you'll find.


What's your next project?


Goodness, I just came back from vacation and have a swamped inbox. LOL. How I'll find time to write is beyond me, but if I do find the time, my father gave me another great idea for a paranormal aviation romance. We'll see.


Bio:


Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, former aviation mechanic, writer, and an editor. She is most passionate about planes, motorcycles, dogs, and above all, reading. That led to her love of writing. Between her writing and her editing, which allows her to be home with her little canine kids, she believes she has the greatest job in the world. She is very happily married.


Tara also writes as Sonia Hightower. Sonia writes the racy stuff and argues that she was here first. She just wasn't allowed to be unleashed until the last year. While Tara and Sonia continue to fight over the laptop and debate who writes the next book, you can find buy links, blurbs, and other fun bits on their website: http://tarachevrestt.weebly.com/index.html or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Tara-Chevrestt-Sonia-Hightower/218383211513877.

3 comments:

Krystal Shannan said...

Good for you for sticking to what you love and not trying to 'fit in the box'.

W. Lynn Chantale said...

That's right! Write what you want! Love how you think outside the box.

Jerri said...

I like the idea of women taking over the world. Sounds good to me.

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