In my writerly travels, I've discovered some of the best people on Earth. What other profession gives time, expertise, and virtual encouragement like writers do?
Tara Tyler, author of Pop Travel is one of those folks so willing to help. Truly, she is amazing.
Published by CuriosityQuills, here is Tara.
Tell us about yourself. That's a loaded statement! How far back should I go? I'm a short girl with glasses and I love imagining stories. I'm also very organized, like to make lists, and have to write things down or I will forget, largely due to the fact that my three sons and husband drive me crazy! Love those boys!
Tell us about your book. Pop Travel is set in the near future where teleportation has replaced flying. Due to irresponsible corner-cutting, it has a deadly flaw the company is desperately trying to fix without causing a worldwide panic. Cooper is determined to expose the coverup, despite being chased and threatened, to keep his brother from becoming the next victim.
If you could only have one superpower what would it be? It’s a tie between making time stand still and snapping things clean, either would be wonderful!
Who is your favorite character from one of your books and why? Stephanie Plum – she's completely messed up and completely okay with it and never gives up, despite the odds.
What are you working on now? Simulation, the next techno-thriller book after Pop Travel.
What’s your favorite movie? How to Train Your Dragon
What’s your favorite quote? Anything by Mark Twain. Here's one: "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." and here's another: "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
What genre do you write and why? Sci Fi, Fantasy, Thriller, Chick Lit, whatever strikes my fancy and sounds like a good story… all with adventure, humor, and a touch of romance. Pieces of reality, but more fun to read about.
Name five things that are on your desk right now? glass of water, pencils, journals, stack of ideas, and
Chocolate cake, strawberry shortcake, apple pie, or pecan pie? none of the above – chocolate chip cookies!!
How can readers find you? They can't, I'm a blur! But I leave trails of cookie crumbs at: my blog, on twitter @taratylertalks, and on facebook
Blurb: Pop Travel by Tara Tyler
A tale of deception and teleportation.
When a distraught client enters J.L. Cooper's small town detective agency ranting about a pop travel teleportation cover up, Cooper takes the case. He blames pop travel indirectly for his wife's death and would love to expose a glitch in it.
But the glitch turns out to be disintegrating travelers. And now, his client is dead, his secretary is missing, and a hitman is stalking him. Plus there's all the webcams watching his every move. So, Cooper has to find a way to expose the deadly flaw, while using pop travel to escape the maniacs covering it up, not to mention save a couple of tag-alongs he's not sure he can trust. No problem.