Thursday, April 18, 2013

Author Interview with Tania Elizabeth

Welcome to another great author interview. Today we have Tania Elizabeth, author of the trilogy, The Tier of Eternal Grace. 

About the Author, Tania Elizabeth.

Like each and every one of us, Tania's journey has been one of trials and tribulations, of Love and of passions; and the dissolution's of it. Heartache, sorrows, smiles and laughter always seeming. Through the writing of this book and the words of Tatiana, Tania has found a peace within and learnt the true meaning of "I LOVE ME!"


Please tell the readers a bit more about you.
I am a mum of one son and twin daughters. I believe in God and the divine of all that is beyond the physical self. And beside that of my children and my writing, my true passion lays in helping and giving back to all others.

What types of books do you write?
Fantasy Fiction.

 Who's your main audience?
The glory of ‘The Tier of Eternal Grace’ is that it is for all ages from late teens through to that of the older generations.

When it comes to writing- what are your strong points? What are your weaknesses?
My strong points would lay within the belief that the words will always flow. Alongside my words of poetic influence.
As for weaknesses, I choose not to give birth to the concept of any such weaknesses. This enables doubts and fears to arise.

What do you think of this term- Writer's Block? How do you overcome it?
I apologize to all those who believe this to be part and parcel of writing. For I most definitely do not. I believe that “writer’s block” arises from that of one’s fears and doubts. Fears of failure, and the doubts of one’s abilities. I choose not to allow this to become part of my belief system.

How many books have you written?
There have been a few throughout the years. Though until I learnt belief in oneself, and to truly understand the meaning of I love me, I do not believe that I was ever in the right frame of mind, the right place, to have my work published. Once I had then come into my own true self, it was then that The Tier of Eternal Grace began to evolve from dream into reality.

Are you self published or traditionally published?
Self Published.

What's the hardest part of the writing process for you?
Trying to juggle kids, work, life in general. The sleepless nights have become the norm. For just as many other authors, this is more often than not, my only time for me . . . my time to write.

What type of books do you enjoy reading?
My bookcase consists of everything under the sun. There is really no genre that doesn’t appeal to me. Though I will admit that fantasy would have to be my favorite.

Who's your favorite Author?
I will have to say Florence Scovel Shinn, for it is her book, The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn, that became my catalyst for my own journey of self love and discovery.

What's your all time favorite book?
Ever since I was a child, I have been an avid Enid Blyton fan. The Adventures of The Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair. Both of which I still read to this day, to my children at bedtime.

How long does it take you to write a book?
The first round of written work, which would you believe is always with paper and pen, generally takes me a couple of months. Now the rewrites and the editing process, that’s a whole different story.

Out of all of your characters, which is your favorite? Why?
Tatiana Grace, being the queen of thy faeries. She is of such strength and wisdom. Not only is she of absolute beauty without, though her beauty within shines above all else. Her love for all souls and that of Mother Earth is admirable. She makes no judgement and lives her everyday in complete gratitude.

What is one of the most surprising things you've learned as a writer?
That the whole publishing and marketing process is a lot longer and stressful than I ever imagined it to be.

 What does your family think of your writing?
Everyone in my family has supported me 210% on every level. They not only love my writing, but have loved watching my own process of change that has happened through the writing of this book.

What does your writing schedule look like?
Generally, it is my nights that allow me to loose myself within my words. How it works? Kids to bed, make coffee, grab the chocolate and/or popcorn, then I just sit until the wee hours of the morning, completely bewildered with the lives of my faeries.

Do you manage to write every day?
I would love to think that this is possible. Though as a single mum, it is my children who come first and foremost. All else, quite often, must wait.

What's the latest news you'd like to share?
I am asking for all’s assistance.

To give to others is to give to oneself, and 

Help us to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which supports terminally ill children and their families.

There are two ways in which people can help.
It is very simple. 

By simply hosting, reviewing or interviewing myself/my book via a blog post, amazon, newspaper, radio, TV within a 21day window frame, between the dates of Friday 12th of April and Friday the 3rd of May. For every appearance, I will be donating $1 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. 

If any of you could help, I would be so grateful. If you could connect me with anyone else who would be happy to interview, do a short post or review on myself/my book, I would be ever so grateful more.

I am also asking for donations, even $1, which you may do direct via this link.
You may also follow our progress on the Starlight Author's Aid Facebook Page.

We are looking at making this an annual event. This year it is based upon myself, though every year after, we will base it upon another upcoming author.
So please share and pass this along to all. Let's make this a huge affair and raise much needed funds for a very worthy cause.

Do you have any advice for new writers?
To write of heart and to believe in your words, in your story, without the entanglement of doubt and fear arising. Believe that you can be all that you dream!

“She lives of heart through battles of mind.”
The Tier of Eternal Grace is a captivating fantasy of magic and passion, wound into the truths of reality that will enchant readers with its depiction of the faerie realm, and the exploits of the faeries themselves. Book One of the series The Moon Clearing is an immersive tale of mysticism and adventure, of spiritual and sensual intent that shall enrapture your every sense.

Beyond the boundary that separates the mundane and earthly planes from the divine lies Eterna Fadas, a place ruled by extraordinary beings, lithe and human-like in appearance, yet ethereal in their grace and beauty, and sensuous in nature.
"I have existed always! Where I began I do not know, for all I know is just as I am today!"
As Queen, Tatiana was thought to have lived a life of opulence, her faith and beliefs her endearing essence. Why then was it so, that beneath the picture of perfection laid torments and terrors even she dare not explain. Being She came with its prices paid. Being She came with a deal; a contract in which she was to relinquish herself to a rogue of unmerciful fury. Would this be the end of all she know? Would this be the end of her existence?

For more information on Tania Elizabeth herself, and her trilogy The Tier of Eternal Grace, you may follow these links.


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