Tara was here recently for the cover reveal, now, the book is finally here!! I give you [pause for screaming fans] . . . SIMULATION by Tara Tyler. Here are those all important links and an interview with the lady herself . . .
In 2082, androids are an essential part of daily life. Some are helpful, some would make better toasters, and some are so human-like they’re creepy. Back in Atlanta, Detective Cooper’s latest client has him searching for her boyfriend who she thinks was replaced by a simulation, an illegal clone android. The guy also happens to be a popular new congressman.
To make matters more frustrating, Cooper keeps crossing paths with his ex, FBI Agent Geri Harper who is looking for the same guy. As Cooper closes in, Geri is kidnapped. But when she resurfaces in Washington and goes on a killing spree, he knows it isn’t her. Now under suspicion himself, Cooper must find the real Geri to prove her innocence, not to mention hunt down the powerful villain behind it all. Never a dull moment.
And let’s not forget ….
In 2080, Detective J.L. Cooper thought he could avoid pop, until he stumbles onto a video of a traveler who turns to dust. With help from the neurotic, genius “Creator” and a beautiful Southern charmer, Cooper has to expose the deadly glitch and shut it down or die trying. No problem.
Author Interview With the AWESOME Tara Tyler!
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Well, I’m a math teacher by day, a cheering mom for my three sons, and a lazy housewife the rest of the time. And every spare moment, I write, edit, blog, etc…
2. What about your latest project? When did it begin and what inspired you?
At first, I intended for POP TRAVEL to be a stand alone because I had so many other ideas. But my twelve-year-old nephew loved it and asked for more. So my inspiration came from him and the idea for the story fed off the hilarious, eccentric genius Hasan and his need to invent, but someone stole his now-illegal, discarded research to build clone androids…
3. What do you do when you are not writing?
Teach/Tutor math (ha ha, but seriously), watch my son’s various sporting events, and blog about how to avoid chores, er do chores…
4. Do you have a day job as well?
Yes, I teach 7th thru 12th-grade math as a long-term substitute. It’s fun – and I try to make it more fun for the kids who don’t like math so much…
5. How did you choose the genre you write in? Where do you get your ideas?
I have so many story ideas that don’t fit into a traditional genre – which seems to be a trend these days. I read mostly sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller, but if it’s got a good story, the genre isn’t important. I also like to laugh, so I make sure there’s a good bit of sarcasm and humor. My ideas are inspired by real life – Pop Travel deals with possible future techno-problems in society; and Beast World is more modern day problems of growing up – on a bigger scale in a fantasy setting.
6. Do you work with an outline, or just write?
Must outline. But just write and follow the characters and their needs – so sometimes the outline changes, but I need a plan to go by or I’ll get lost and stuck.
7. How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre? Which don’t work at all?
I do everything I can and then I try more! I do events, and those get direct sales and hopefully some word of mouth going… Social Media is big, but I find it hard to be heard without being annoying. One thing that works great is putting books on sale, then making sure to get a spot on the ebook promoter’s schedules. Places like Ereader News Today, BookBub, and the Fussy Librarian. These work!
8. What project are you working on now?
As I work on building my brand (basically get my name out there) I’m branching out and trying something new. I have a youtube storybook I’m producing with the help of a couple of “interns.” It has awesome pics and music as I read it and sing a song. We are releasing one chapter at a time and so far it’s tested well!
9. Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
If you are passionate about it, don’t give up! There’s more writers these days, but there are more readers who need to be fed, too.
10. Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thank you for reading! I started writing to bring more people back to this essential past-time.
QUICK SNAP Q&A
1. Sweet or sour? sweet
2. Peace or noise? peace
3. Classic or modern? modern
4. Horror or comedy? comedy
5. Rock or Pop? rock
6. Zombies or Vampires? vampires
7. Print or Electronic? print
8. Indie or Traditional? traditional (both really)
9. Plotter or Panster? plotter
10. House proud or scruff-bag? scruff-bag!
Thanks so much for hosting me, Shah! I always enjoy your interviews and I was honored to participate in one – loved answering these questions!
Tara Tyler writes sci fi and fantasy action-adventures from her little corner of the world in Ohio as she tries to keep up with her three boys and coach husband. Always making time to write, she sometimes puts off chores and lets laundry pile up… hence, she’s also the Lazy Housewife, offering advice and tips to other gals out there trying to do it all without going crazy. She and her housewife friends blog at The Really Real Housewives of America.