Tara St. Pierre has been writing for over two decades, but her muse only sporadically provides inspiration. Her laptop is filled with incomplete manuscripts and other plot outlines, and she feels blessed when one finally pushes its way through to completion--no matter how long it takes!
She enjoys classic science fiction movies and television shows. When driving, she sings along with the radio loudly and off key. She prefers tea over coffee, spring over autumn, vanilla ice cream over chocolate, and caramel over hot fudge. Though she lives by herself, one of her two cats enjoys cuddling with her.
Here are some fun things about Tara:
Do you have another job other than being a writer?
High school teacher
Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first novel/novella/short story?
It came in waves. I took classes in college that helped me explore short stories beyond the "premises with dialogue" that I wrote in high school. One course helped me finally break 25K words. Then I was able to break 50K words. Now, 75K isn't daunting at all. But there was a time that I never believed I'd be able to write something that long.
What inspired you to write?
I have a vivid imagination and many stories mulling around in my head. They're doing nobody any good there. I'm just blessed to be able to express those ideas in words that readers seem to enjoy.
Please checkout Tara's Book Mirror Me
Hannah McCauley doesn’t look at herself in the mirror anymore.
After a rebellious past, she now attends a strict private school in a new town, where her recently divorced mother has put her on social lockdown. No driving. No bad grades. No skipping classes. No unapproved friends. No makeup. No boys. And the subject of her best friend from her old school is definitely forbidden.
Hannah is being punished for something that happened a year earlier, something that she would like to put behind her. But strange occurrences frighten her, and she’s accused of breaking rules and doing other terrible things without any recollection of them. No one believes her, so she starts distrusting everything, even her own reflection.
Is she being haunted by her past? Stalked by someone with a grudge? Or is it all in her head? If she doesn’t figure out what’s happening fast, her existence could end up irreparably shattered.
What is your next/latest project?
Writing bits and pieces of various projects but waiting for one to grab me. Could be something I've had in my head for decades (like my "Just a Few Inches") or something brand new (like "Mirror Me" had been).
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