I’m interviewing T.R. Horne today, the author of “Breaking Möbius”, an african-american contemporary women’s fiction novel. Thanks for answering my questions, T.R. Bolded are my questions, replies are in regular font.
What’s the hardest part of being an author?
The hardest part of being an author is listening to criticism about something you love. It’s like spending all day baking a pie from scratch, letting it sit so it’s perfectly balanced, then serving it on your best china to guests…only to find they think it’s disgusting or not sweet enough. It makes you sit back and say “Ok, am I doing this because I love to make pies or because I want people to enjoy my pies.” Personally, I love making pies and watching the enjoyment on the faces of my guests. But should one person not like it, hopefully I have another dessert they do! All in all, I’ll keep writing, get better by the criticism and do what I love…help people enjoy my pie.
Can you give us a short synopsis of Breaking Möbius?
Breaking Mobius is a story of three young people who learn more about themselves in one year of college than they probably will their whole lives. Mali, a talented youngster with a witty personality, has a rough past that she’s trying to leave behind but still carries the remnants of it mentally. Justice is an arrogant, sweetheart that you’ll see as maybe naïve or “green”. He has a lot of things to work out in the book and the readers will want to be him and hate him at the same time. Nicole, she’s a firecracker. She’s full of sass with a take no prisoners attitude and an extreme passion for success.
Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
You know, I toiled over the idea of a series but I’d rather get feedback from the readers first. There is room for a spin-off but if readers are satisfied with the ending then so am I!
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
When I write leisurely, I write whenever the mood strikes me. I’m not on a deadline, so I just wait until I have these spurts of imagination then I write for hours. I think the longest stretch was maybe five hours straight, non-stop. Usually, I try to write for at least two or three and call it a day. Sometimes giving myself time to think it over helps me strategize better.
What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
I’d say Zane and Brenda Jackson are pretty close to the genre of Breaking Mobius. Zane has the steamy sexy erotic romance while Brenda Jackson is all love and sweetness. It’s a mix of both.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on my second novel called Girl Soldier. It’s a suspense novel about a young girl named Rain who finds out her parents were CIA agents before raising her on a farm. Her mother left her and her father to get back into the undercover lifestyle and never returned. Rain starts a quest to find her mother and find the answers to all her unspoken questions. What she doesn’t realize is that sometimes the answers are much more painful than knowing nothing at all.
Author: T.R. Horne
Genre: African American / Contemporary Women’s Fiction
ONE GOOD DECISION…
Leaving behind an abusive father and emotionally scarred mother, Mali Struthers catches a bus to freedom. Atlanta University is the perfect place to discover her inner strength and special talents that lead her to a future she never imagined outside her father’s walls. Still learning to love herself, Mali must push past her own doubts to realize she deserves everything she’s worked for, even the love of a man seemingly out of reach.
…CAN CREATE A BAD DECISION
As a star football player, Justice Bradford juggles his high profile relationship and aggressive groupies but with his best friend’s constant lure of temptation, he struggles to remain focused. He has the world at his fingertips until his plans are shattered by deception. Fighting depression, he’s re-routed on a dangerous path of self-destruction until, by chance, he finds a light in the darkness that makes him second guess his vow. When Justice is faced with his new reality, will he get his life back on track before he loses it all?
…AND INCITE REVENGE.
One of the hottest video models on the scene, Nicole Bunn is the epitome of a strong, focused business woman. Concentrating only on her money and the men that can supply her expensive lifestyle, Nicole runs from her own hurts scared to love anyone other than herself. Tired of waiting to marry into fortune, Nicole turns a chance meeting into a whirlwind of sex, lies and obsession that is bound to threaten her livelihood. Through a trail of lies and addiction, Nicole sees her love of money fracture so many lives, including her own. When Nicole is forced to choose between her love of money or a chance at true love, what will she decide?
T.R. Horne is a freelance relationship columnist, entrepreneur and author. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies and Master’s in Education with honors. Normally, she calls Atlanta, Georgia home but travels around the world with her family. She hopes to finish her doctorate degree in the next few years. She fancies murder mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense and erotica stories but is addicted to bad reality television. T.R. Horne lives near Yokohama, Japan with her husband, son and dog.
Author Website: www.trhorne.com
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