I’m excited to share an interview with the amazing Tracy Krimmer, who has an upcoming release, titled, “Circle in the Sand,” which is part of the Oceanic Dreams series.
Describe your writing style in five words: Chick Lit with a punch!
Tell us about your writing/editing/publishing process: This tends to change from book to book. Some books come easier than others. I like to outline the first ten chapters and then start to write. That seems to work the best for me overall. My books go through a few beta reads, too, with my critique partner and friend, Stephanie Pajonas, reading all my work first.
Salty or sweet? Usually sweet. There are times I really just want one or two tortilla chips to hit the spot.
When did you know you were a writer? The easier question would be when didn’t I want to be a writer? That would be never. I remember as early as third grade writing poems. It’s always been in my blood.
Social media, is it a help or a hinder? Again, this is a question that has an answer that changes. I love social media because it has allowed me to connect with old friends and with authors I never would have dreamed of having conversations with. Do you remember when you had to find an address to write to someone famous? You would find a care of address and it usually was a PO box. Now you just hop online and tweet at them. Social media can be bad, too, because it’s (1) a distraction and (2) it can be an evil place. From politics to bullying, it’s not always a fun place.
What are you reading right now? I am listening to Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott, although I probably will be done by the time this is shared on your blog.
If you could meet any other author who would it be? Katherine Center. Right now she is my favorite.
Are you a planner or a pantser? A little bit of both!
What is the best advice you’ve been given? It’s okay to take a break. I think it is so easy to get involved in writing a book and forget to take time to relax and just enjoy life.
Describe a day in your life: This can change from day to day but usually I workout at about 8 until 9 and then shower, then hang out with the dog until about ten. I watch The View at ten while I work on Facebook and administrative stuff. After lunch, which I eat at 11, I crack down and start writing until about 2.
What do you want your readers to take away from your books? I always want them to take away whatever it is that they need. I want readers to be entertained.
What are you working on right now? A Christmas book! I started working on this one last year but when the opportunity came to work on the Oceanic Dreams series it got shoved aside. Now I am working on it again and hope it will be published this November.
“Circle in the Sand” by Tracy Krimmer
Follow the rules. Be reliable. Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve.
Living by these words didn’t put librarian Isla Hunter any closer to the life she imagined at thirty. With her birthday in only a few days, she can’t wait to sail away on a week in the sun with her friends Asher and Charlotte. It may be just what she needs.
When an attractive woman takes a liking to Asher, Isla’s heart feels threatened in an unfamiliar way. She’s used to Asher flipping through women like a playbook without a second thought, but this time it’s different. As she tries to sort out her emotions, she struggles with Asher’s connection with this woman. Is it time for Isla to finally break the rules or will that only lead her into hot water?
Circle in the Sand is the third book in the Oceanic Dreams series. This is a multi-author series and each book can be read on its own.
Books in series:
I Saw Him Standing There by Holly Kerr
Time of My Life by Laura Heffernan
Circle in the Sand by Tracy Krimmer
I Thought it Was You by Kirsty McManus
I Will Follow Him by Holly Tierney-Bedord
Take a Chance on Me by Delancey Stewart
Shut Up and Dance With Me by Monique McDonell
The Best of You by Sophie-Leigh Robbins
**Preorder your copy of “Circle in the Sand”: www.tracykrimmer.com/Circle
**About the author: Tracy Krimmer loves coffee, popcorn, Drew Barrymore, and the movie Saving Silverman. She enjoys reading great books (of course) and writing realistic characters for you to enjoy. When she listens to music she prefers the 80s and 90s music she grew up on. In a typical day you’ll find her writing at one of her favorite spots–on the couch, at the kitchen table, or at her favorite hometown coffee shop.
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