Monday, November 18, 2013

Welcome Guest Author T.M. Williams and her latest Novel, sci-fi gem Sun Gate!

Welcome T.M.!  Can't wait to hear more about you, Sun Gate and your other works and genres as well.  

First off, please tell us a little about yourself.


Well here’s my “official” Bio:
 T.M. Williams began her writing career by accident when a song inspired a story about a woman named Carter.  What started off as a blip of an idea turned into the Bohemian Grove trilogy, a story based on ancient aliens, science, conspiracy, religion, and love.

Soon after, the completed manuscript was picked up by Nightengale Press Publishing. Bohemian Grove was released in early 2013 - just a little over a year after she began writing.


I’m also a freelance journalist and copywriter.  I’m the proud blogger of thebloggoddess.com and the emancipatedblogger.com

What genres do you write?

Horror, Mystery, True-Crime, Science Fiction and Adult Romance.

Tell us about your newest release and what inspired you to write it:

Sun Gate is the 2nd book in the Bohemian Grove trilogy. The first book, Bohemian Grove, is what inspired my writing career.  I haven’t been able to stop writing since!

What other books have you written?

Undead Winter (Amazon Best-Seller), Moonlight Mini-Series, A Melanie King Affair (Amazon Best-Seller), and am currently writing Clusters: Case of the Missing, A true-crime paranormal mystery.

That's extremely impressive!  If you could spend a day with one of your characters, which one would it be and why?

Great question! I’d have to say either William from the Bohemian Grove trilogy, because he’s so electric or Danny Ruiz from Undead Winter because he’s such a psychopath.

Do you have to do a lot of research for your stories?

Almost all my books involve a lot of research.  Even for the Moonlight series I did a lot of research on locations.  As for Sun Gate, I really go into parallel universe theories, Sumerian mythology, the Fermilab studies in Chicago, and explore places like the Egyptian Pyramids and Machu Picchu.

So yes, tons and tons of research.  I have stacks of books I've gone through, a lot of Googling, and a lot of documentaries.  I want my readers to really walk away with something to think about.  I tend to attract intellectual readers that keep me on my toes!

Which of your works would you most like to see as a movie?

Definitely the Bohemian Grove trilogy.  It’s just a fun and beautiful story that goes to amazing places.  I’ve spent a long time developing the characters on there and they’re so unique that I’d love to see them in action. Plus, I’d just love to see even more people exposed to the ancient alien theory (what it’s based on).

I think I’d be too scared to see Undead Winter on film.

Who would you cast as the lead? 

I’m one of the few authors who really thinks about this. But for Jack I’d cast Jake Gyllenhaal and Jibril would be Woody Harrelson. As for the other characters, I don’t know. Maybe my readers have an idea.

Yes, readers, please tell us your suggestions!  Where do you get your inspiration for your main characters?

My writing muse is responsible for that.

Hmmm...sounds intriguing!  Tell us about your experience with the road to publication?

 I’ve had a unique experience.  I never thought I’d write a book and never planned on it.  But one night I was listening to Colorblind from Counting Crows and just pictured this woman sitting at a dining room table.  The picture is so clear I can still see it in my head as if it really existed.  So, I wrote it down.

That image turned into a full length novel, (Bohemian Grove) and I haven’t been able to stop writing.  I never planned on publishing the book but fortunately I have a best friend who believed in me more than I believed in myself.  A publisher heard about my book through a friend and asked to take a look at it.  Long story short, she published the book and I’ve never looked back.
The experience has been mind blowing.  I’m constantly having to pinch myself.  It wasn’t until Sun Gate came out that I think it finally hit me.  I’ve only been writing for 2 years.

That's amazing!  So you never had to "chase after" a publisher - awesome - it was just meant to be.
How do you balance your “real life” with writing?  

By not trying to balance it.  I think there’s too much pressure on people to balance our lives and there’s just no such thing.  I write when I can.  Sometimes that means I get very little sleep, sometimes that means I go days without writing, sometimes I’ll write for 10-12 hours straight. It’s whenever I can and the mood strikes – fortunately, that’s often.

That makes a lot of sense.  I agree, we all put way too much pressure on ourselves.
If you could go back in time, what historical period or event would you most love to visit?

Who wouldn't want to experience the Tudor’s first hand?!  I’d only want to go back and be a fly on the wall.  It was a difficult time to live in and I wouldn't want to experience that first hand.

But, of course – I’d love to go back to the time of the Sumerians or Egyptians because there’s so much mystery around both era’s that we just don’t know or understand.

What author would you love to trade places with for a day?

Hmm, tough one!  Fictional author would be Richard Castle.  I’m sort of obsessed with him and would love to fight crime, solve murders, and be a best-selling author – plus play poker with some pretty amazing authors/writers as well.

Real author, I’d have to say Dean Koontz.  He started my obsession with reading and I’ve read almost every single one of his books, ever since I was a teenager.  I’ve followed his career for two decades and I love that he’s a best-seller but not someone that will get hounded on the street by crazed fans. Plus, I love his writing and would love to pick his brain.

I absolutely LOVE your book's trailer...and I'm not easy to impress with book trailers.  I really don't like most of them, but yours is absolutely awesome!  Take a look everyone:
  




Love it!


Thank you so much for being with us today, T.M. and sharing all the news of Sun Gate as well as your other creative endeavors with our readers!  Please let us know how we may stay in touch with you and also, please come back soon!


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http://www.theaccidentalwriter.com/
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