T.P. Miller: My name is T.P. Miller and I’m from Birmingham, Alabama. I’m the mother of two children, aged 5 and 6 and married for 6 years. I’m the author of the Chosen Ones Series along with being featured in a few anthologies.
DWED: Have you always aspired to publish a novel?
T.P. Miller: I’ve always been a writer. I started out with short stories passed around with friends and eventually started my own. I wouldn’t say that I aspired early on, but soon I started thinking about what I really wanted to do and what made me happy. Writing has always been that profession.
DWED: Would you say the journey to publishing was easy or hard? Why?
T.P. Miller: A little of both. I think that as a fairly new author, that getting that word of mouth and interest has been a hard thing for me. But I love the connection with the readers and that’s what makes this all the better. I was lucky when I first started to get picked up by a company and my first book, Out for Blood to be released the following year. Now that I’m self-published, I’m really getting the chance to see the ins and outs.
DWED: Who or what would you say inspired “A Woman Scorned”?
T.P. Miller: A Woman Scorned started out as a short story for an anthology that was going to be featured with my company. When it didn’t fall through, I decided that I wanted to put it out. I’m a paranormal writer and I wanted to show the readers that I can be versatile and dip my pen into other genres.
DWED: How was the concept of “A Woman Scorned” born?
T.P. Miller: It was supposed to be about a woman that is so angry that her boyfriend cheated that she gets some revenge. The model for the anthology was the seven sins and I was given wrath.
DWED: How does “A Woman Scorned” stand out? What does it offer and more importantly what can viewers find within it pages?
T.P. Miller: I think with the character of Zena you see the other side of being cheated on. You see the real angry and betrayal behind the actions and the emotions that we woman go through. Also, I think that Zena does a few things that we women would love to do.
DWED: At length how would you describe the feedback for “A Woman Scorned”?
T.P. Miller: The feedback has been great! I’m amazed that people are enjoying it as much as they are. It definitely makes me feel better about stepping out and doing more things.
DWED: Would you say you have a unique style of writing?
T.P. Miller: I think that every writer has their own style. It’s like their fingerprint. I don’t think that I have a specific voice but I’m always working on it. I’m always working to be better and to have my own unique style.
DWED: what kind of messages do you try to instill in your writing?
T.P. Miller: I think that the main thing that I like to instill in my books is strong female characters. In Out for Blood, you had Nef that was searching for the person that killed her family and basically left her for dead and in A Woman Scorned, Zena is basically standing up for herself after a broken relationship.
DWED: Who is your favorite character in “A Woman Scorned” and why?
T.P. Miller: My favorite is probably Zena. Like I said, she’s strong.
DWED: Who is your least favorite character in “A Woman Scorned” and why?
T.P. Miller: My least favorite is probably Malik. I always have fun writing the “bad” guy. He’s just your typical guy that thinks that he can have his cake and eat it too.
DWED: What can we look forward to seeing from you throughout 2013?
T.P. Miller: I would love to get the revised copy of Out for Blood back out for the readers. I’m going to be adding new scenes and I definitely have the cover done. I’m also working on the sequel and got other projects that I want to put out really soon.
DWED: What would you say to all aspiring authors like yourself?
T.P. Miller: Don’t give up and keep writing. Never let the pen stop and then when you’re done…research, research, research. Good luck! It’s fun and be prepared to work.
DWED: Is there anything we haven’t covered that you would like your readers and potential readers to know about both your work and yourself?
T.P. Miller: The only thing that I can say is that I don’t have words to describe the appreciation that I have you each and every one of you. I hope that I don’t disappoint any of you and I hope that you’ll be picking up my books in years to come.