Author Interview: Tiffany Amber Stockton day 2

Welcome back, Tiffany!

Liberty’s Promise, a repackaging of her three historical Delaware novels: Promises, Promises; Quills & Promises; Deceptive Promises, released last month.

Publisher’s description: Relive the birth of a new country as three women battle for determining to whom they can entrust their hearts. Raelene is all alone, but is there peace in following the wishes of her deceased father? Elanna is intelligent for her young age, but will her love for an older man turn into a passing fancy when his integrity is questioned? Margret’s loyalties are torn when the colonists rebel, for how can a relationship with a British soldier built on deceptions survive? Will each woman find her place of freedom to embrace her faith and trust her heart to love?

Her eighth book, will release in December 2010. Visit her website here to see all her books!

Can you share your journey to publication? What was the biggest struggle?

“I’ve been writing all my life, but I began professionally writing during college. There, I was a columnist for the campus paper and started writing nonfiction articles for various publications. It wasn’t until some of my contributions were published in a book in 2003 that I received my first payment for my writing. The year after, I pitched my first book to an editor and submitted my first full manuscript. In December 2006, I received word that my first book had sold! In January 2008 my first book released, and it’s been a wild ride ever since.

“There is so much about this journey that’s a struggle, but if I had to pinpoint one thing it would be my age against so many other fiction novelists who are 15, 20 or even 30 years older than me. Being published before age 30 is not common in the Christian fiction market, and there is a definite stigma that exists, whether many want to admit it or not.  Respect is earned, I don’t dispute that, but I know my age throws an extra hurdle in there that has to be jumped. I’m not a quitter, though, so I’ll keep pressing forward.”

Tiffany Amber Stockton

What advice do you have for newbie authors?

“A writing career is not for the faint of heart. It takes a thick skin, determination and perseverance. But if you truly believe this is the path for you, don’t give up. And don’t let naysayers distract you from the pursuit of it. The rewards are more than worth the struggle to get there.”

How can readers help you as an author?

“Post reviews if you read any of my books, tell your friends and family about them if you like them and want to recommend them, buy my books for yourself or as gifts for friends, and get in touch with me to share with  me what you thought of my books. An author goes nowhere and is nothing without readers, so you are an integral part of my career. Where I go with my next book could rely heavily on you, so let me know your thoughts and feel free to write. I love to hear from you.”

Thank you, Tiffany!

Be sure to check out Liberty’s Promise and her new release in December!

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