Friday, March 20, 2015

Interview with T.M. Williams for Clusters @imtmwilliams

T.M. Williams began her writing career by accident when a song inspired a story. Once she discovered the writing bug she couldn't stop. Since starting her writing career late in 2012 she has gone on to write several more novels, including two Amazon best-sellers.

She writes Experimental Fiction and Non-Fiction. She is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, and public speaker.

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1. At any given time do you work on only one story at a time and maybe plot out the next one or are there many ideas racing around your head?
I’m always working on about 3 books at a time. Right now I’m editing one before I send it off to my editors  and writing two other books simultaneously. It’s just how my brain works. If I had to focus on one project I’d probably freeze up.


2. Is there a genre you haven't written in but would like to? Or wish you could write in?
No. If I wanted to write in a genre that isn’t my typical forte I would at least give it a try. I write for the pure enjoyment of it and because of what’s in my heart. I don’t let myself become limited by industry standards or what ‘sells’. If no one ever read my books, I would still write them. I’m just lucky in that I do have loyal and awesome readers who like my books.


3. Do you add an element of romantic suspense in your stories?
I think there’s always romance and suspense in a book – maybe not in the traditional sense that we think. We’re either being romanced by the character, the setting, etc. But, my Bohemian Grove trilogy definitely has a romantic story line to it that’s a Pandora’s Box of sorts. I can’t really say much more than that because it’ll give away the plot of the story. But it’s a crucial piece to the storyline that slowly reveals itself through the series.

In CLUSTERS: Case of the Missing, the romantic suspense is between a man and the forest and the Sheriff and an unsolved case. It’s a dance between a known and an unknown element. I can’t think of anything more romantic than that – and like some romances, you never know if it’ll have a happy or tragic ending.


4. Say you have unlimited funds: What kind of writing office/cottage would you create for yourself?
I have a home office but it’s irrelevant to my work. I put my headphones on, listen to the right music, and I’m already taken to the place I need to be for my story. The beauty of my job is my setting is always changing. Sometimes, I’m in the middle of the forest of Crater Lake or I’m inside the Great Pyramid of Giza or I’m looking at the peaks of Mt. McKinley in Alaska. The imagination is limitless and takes us wherever we need to go.


5. If you could turn your novel into a TV show, which novel or series would you do? Where would it be set? Network TV (ABC, NBC, CBS), Cable (AMC, BBC, Lifetime) or Premium Cable (HBO, Showtime, Starz)?
I would definitely say the Bohemian Grove trilogy or CLUSTERS: Case of the Missing. The trilogy for the visual aspects of it. It takes place in such stunning environments that I’d just love to see it. Clusters because it’s so different from anything else and is an ongoing mystery. I would say the trilogy would have to be on SyFy and Clusters would need to be on HBO or even something simple like the Travel Channel.


6. Finally, tell us about your latest release!
CLUSTERS: Case of the Missing is a paranormal mystery inspired by real events that have been occurring in our national forests for over a century. I was first exposed to these events by David Paulides who wrote several books on missing people vanishing under very unusual circumstances. I incorporated some of the real cases into my book and I have to say, I’ve never read anything like it myself.

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Excerpt:
Just as Michael reached for the pot of coffee, replaying that scene in his head for the thousandth time, a noise from the back room stopped him. Claire was closest to the hallway where the sound came from and she spun around quickly, drawing her gun.

Deena shot up to her feet, her eyes bright with concern. “Who’s back there?” she whispered to the officers.

The Captain shook his head. No one was back there. Michael had checked the bedrooms just an hour before, like he had done every morning, hoping to find some missing clue as to Olivia’s sudden disappearance. Claire backed up to the north side of the hallway while Sean and Craig flanked the other side, their guns drawn as well.

The noise came again, clearer this time. “Is that a dog?” Claire whispered, her eyebrows drawn together in a deep V.

Whimpers filled the home, followed by – scratching? Claire narrowed her eyes as they made their way quickly down the hallway toward Olivia’s bedroom, with Michael leading. As they entered her room it was clear where the noise came  from.

“I think that’s our dog,” Deena said, wide-eyed.

The rangers all exchanged looks. The family dog had disappeared the same morning as Olivia.

Michael approached Olivia’s closet door and motioned for Craig and Sean to flank his right. He opened the door in one quick motion just as the frightened looking dog bounced out of the closet, causing Michael to stumble back at the sight inside.

Deena’s tortured scream pierced the air as she fell to the floor, crawling over to the dead body of her little girl, curled up on the closet floor.
 
The author will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner during the tour!
 

9 comments:

T.M. Williams said...

Thanks for the interview! I'm looking forward to chatting with your readers :)

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita said...

The story sounds very intriguing.

Nikki said...

Totally missed it, but I'd LOVE to see Clusters made into a movie. The awareness of missing people all over would be great.

Kelley Murray said...

Love that you are doing this virtual tour. Would LOVE to see a Clusters movie! As always...you totally rock =)

Kelley Murray said...

I also love that you are willing to try any genre, even if it is a challenge and something you have not done before.

Cali Willette said...

I like the interview. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

bn100 said...

nice interview

Karen H said...

Enjoyed reading your interview and I love the except too

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