Tell us about yourself and your books.:
Tanya Preminger has moved to New York city at the age of 27 to start a writing career. She spent wonderful years in the big apple, waiting tables, writing stories, submitting to literary magazines, studying martial arts and meeting wonderful people, eventually becoming a … web designer.
Life had led her to a 9-5 marketing management career, and only after her son was born, she rediscovered her first passion – writing. This time around she wrote juvenile fiction and chose to self-publish. Her children’s book series “Sean Wants To Be Messi”, about a boy who dreams of becoming a famous soccer player, has sold tens of thousands of copies in the US, UK, and Germany.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Once I have an idea about a new story, it's research research research, by way of reading or experiencing\visiting places related to the story. During this time, I jot in my notebook bits and bites of conversations, interactions between the characters, ideas for events etc.
Then I write the frame of the story, then I start filling it with scenes. My bible is "Story", by Robert Mckee.
What authors have influenced you?
I love reading and I have more favorite authors than I can count. Growing up I read all the books in the library of the small town I lived in. From stupid Romance, to sophisticated Romance, to fantasy, science fiction and historical drama. I looooved "Nine Princes in Amber" by Roger Zelazny. I love reading about other cultures, other places, and times.
So, a short list: Hemingway, Bukowski, Asimov, Roger Zelazny, Ken Follett, Khaled Hosseini, Mark Twain, Isabel Allende, George R. R. Martin and many more.
Lately I read lot's of mystery, detective, thrillers, and near future science fiction like Douglas E. Richards books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
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