Tia Kelly
Love. It's Complicated!

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Tia, what made you want to be a writer? Why romance? I love the art of storytelling. It’s in my DNA. Combine that with the fact that I’m in love with love, romance has become one of my favorite ways to share my characters’ journeys.
Describe a typical day for Tia, the writer? Tia the writer doesn’t have a “typical” day because like many other creatives, I wear a few hats. I try to squeeze time in each day to whatever helps me get to know more about a story I’m developing, time in chair writing it out and time studying the craft.
What do you like to do when you want to relax? Reading, a good movie at home and time with family are always favorites. I also like to explore the area I live in by visiting local food markets and small businesses. I live in the greater-Philadelphia area and our neighborhoods are great for exploring and unwinding.
How have you changed as a writer since that first book? I am learning to trust my own voice more, plus adding more life experience helps me see characters in deeper ways as time goes on.
Tell us about THE BREAKUP PLAN. THE BREAKUP PLAN is the first part in a series of books about Drew Wilkerson and Avery Coleman. Avery is not only Drew’s best friend of fourteen years, but also works for him. He’s a sports agent and she’s been his day one before his career took off. All is going well until he finds out he’s about to lose her when she announces her engagement and it sends him into, shall we say, a frenzy of sorts.
What was your first book? The first book that I self published was Love’s Rebound, a prequel to my novel THE LOVE SESSIONS. It’s now available as a free title on my site.
If you had to choose one book to introduce a new reader new your work, which would it be and why? I would suggest starting with LOVE IS.
How have you changed as a writer since that first book? I am always looking to grow and explore new ways to share my stories. I’ve learned to embrace what makes me who I am as an author.
What’s next for Tia Kelly. I am working on the follow-up to THE BREAKUP PLAN and the re-release of The Wilkersons series. I also just launched Honey Magnolia PR a boutique marketing and PR agency working to promote diverse books.
If there was one thing you could tell your readers what would it be? I appreciate them so much! Every message, review, email... I can’t express how much it means to me the time they take do do it, to read my work, to support me... my readers are simply amazing.
What advice would you give an aspiring author? Study the craft. There are plenty of old school books out there that help break down writing to show the foundation of what makes good writing. Study to better understand the craft, yet stay true to who you are as a writer. There really is a place for both.
How can readers reach you? Readers can reach me on my site tiawithapen, email and I linger on Instagram sometimes. I offer free stories all the time on my site and if they subscribe to my newsletter, they can get lost if goodies that way, too.
Email:        tia@tiawithapen.com
Facebook:  Facebook.com/authortiakelly
Twitter:      @tiawithapen
Website:     www.tiawithapen.com
Others:       Instagram @tiawithapen

Thanks, Tia, for taking the time out to share with us