Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CHATTING WITH: Tanith Davenport

Welcome to the blog, Tanith

What gave you the idea for your book and how long did it take you to write?
I originally planned out “Photograph” several years ago, having watched a programme on women in the military, but it took on new life after reading a quote from an Isaac Asimov essay referring to a colleague of his who had got published in a journal that never accepted science fiction. The concept of someone else succeeding in doing something you had always dreamed of but never dared to try struck a chord with me and inspired my heroine Tara.

If there was a soundtrack to accompany your book what five songs or pieces of music would you choose and why?
1.      “Photograph” – Def Leppard. This is the song which inspired the title, as it’s written from the POV of a man pining after an unattainable celebrity.
2.      “Break Me Shake Me” – Savage Garden. I had this song in my head when writing the  first sex scene between Tara
3.      “Be Mine!” – Robyn. The yearning expressed in this song makes me think of Tara’s longing for Liam.
4.      “What Can I Do” – The Corrs. Again this applies to Tara and Liam, but also Ryan’s thoughts about Tara.
5.      “Apple Eyes” – Swoop. Ever since I first heard this song I imagined it playing when Tara sees Azure and Liam first approaching the yacht in the tender.
How do you fit your writing around your home life?
I have a day job and a husband who also uses the computer, so generally I do a lot of planning while watching TV and then spend an hour a day typing madly.

Do you enjoy research?
I love research. It’s one of the most interesting parts of being a writer – as well as the deep research you do for background, you never know what you’ll need to Google at any one point. I have one friend, a doctor, who has been asked all sorts of bizarre questions.

If your book was turned into a film who would you like to play the main characters?
Sara Paxton. She’s one of my favourite actresses – I think she would be able to capture all the facets of Tara’s personality.

Author Biog:
I have been writing for ten years and first got into erotic romance through the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writer's Scheme; they critiqued my debut novel "The Hand He Dealt", which was published in June 2011 and was nominated for the Joan Hessayon Award.
I live in Yorkshire with my husband and two bratty tuxedo cats. When I'm not writing I spend my time watching horror movies, listening to rock music, travelling to new places and trying out new restaurants.

Thank you for visiting with us today,Tanith.

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Angela Barton said...

What wonderful questions - very unusual and thought provoking. It's making me think what sound tracks I would put to my latest novel, The Midday Moon.
Great questions and great answers!

Tanith Davenport said...

Thanks for having me on here!