Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tennessee Valley Author Event: Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway: Leanne Tyler

With the Tennessee Valley Author Event looming only days away, I'm spotlighting some of the authors from the event! For those of you who can come to the event this is a great way to get to know a little bit about each of the attending authors ... and for those of you too far away to come, this is a chance to discover new authors and new books that just might be right up your alley! And so, without further ado:

Brandi Kennedy: Leanne Tyler, welcome to my blog!

Leanne Tyler: Thanks Brandi for having me in your author spotlight.

Brandi Kennedy: No problem. Why don't you tell my readers a little bit about yourself?

Leanne Tyler: I'm an award-winning author that lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. I write Sweet and somewhat Sensual Southern romances, whether historical or contemporary. My debut release Victory's Gate was the 2007 American Rose winner of the Through the Garden Gate contest and was released electronically by The Wild Rose Press in December 2007 and in a print anthology December 2009.

My next releases didn't come out until 2011, but that didn't mean I wasn't still writing. I wrote a contemporary novella for the Last Rose of Summer line for their Class of '85 Reunion series. It's Always Been You was released in August 2011. And my first full-length historical novel Season of Love (November 2011) was a time-travel set in 1850 Charleston, South Carolina.

To date, 2012 has been my biggest year of releases so far. I had four. A short story, A Country Kitchen Christmas (February 2012 from "Books to Go Now") is a light inspirational romance. In may and August 2012 the first two books of The Good Luck Series were released from Amazon: The Good Luck Charm and The Good Luck Spell. And finally in November 2012, Ava, a novella in the Love Letters Series, was released.

In January 2013, Because of Rebecca (ebook Amazon Select) was released and it became available in print and ebook through all other venues May 17, 2013. Also, the final book in The Good Luck Series was released at the end of April 2013.

Brandi Kennedy: Well, you've been very busy indeed! Will TNVAE be your first signing event, or are you more of a seasoned pro at this point?

Leanne Tyler: No, I've done Romfest 2012, Romfest 2013, Romfest 2014, and the RWA 2013 Indie Author signing. I also participated in local signings in Knoxville in 2012 through Panera.

Brandi Kennedy: That's quite a few then! How many titles do you expect to have available by the time of the event?

Leanne Tyler: Five.

Brandi Kennedy: And will you be bringing all of your titles to the event?

Leanne Tyler: I'll have all titles that are available in print available and maybe an option to order the ebook only ones while at the event, or at least information available at the table so readers can purchase later if they like.

Brandi Kennedy: Sounds like a good plan. In the meantime, is there a way for fans to contact you, if they wish to order signed copies of books you won't be bringing with you? Or if they won't be able to attend the event but would like to order books anyway?

Leanne Tyler: The contact page on my website.

Brandi Kennedy: That's great! What other forms of social media can readers use to follow you and your writing?

Leanne Tyler: Facebook, Twitter, and of course, my website.

Brandi Kennedy: Well, I'm really looking forward to meeting you, Leanne. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions today.

Leanne Tyler: Thanks again Brandi for having me. I look forward to meeting all the readers at the Tennessee Valley Author Event in July.

Alright, readers, there you have it! Leanne Tyler!

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