Welcome one of the authors joining me in Calistoga, Tawny Weber, everyone please say ‘Hi’. Appetizer’s and beverages are over in the shade as always. Find a plate and fill it, then a seat and relax. Let’s get started.
Mary: First things, first. As I said, everyone can find out about your books from your site, etc. So please give everyone information on how to find out about your books. Web site, blog, Facebook, Twitter and anything else you can think of.
Tawny: Sure, thanks, Mary. My website is www.TawnyWeber.com and you can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TawnyWeber.RomanceAuthor or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TawnyWeber
Mary: Thank you, now we have that out of the way. I’m very excited to have you here in the garden, and I want everyone to know you better as a person. What can you tell us about your growing up years? How did they shape you to be the person you are today?
Tawny: My favorite thing growing up was always make-believe. I grew up playing story with my Barbies and paper dolls. I loved nothing more than making up stories for them to act out. When I was twelve, I told my parents I wanted to be three things when I grew up – a mom, a gypsy and a writer. I love being a mom, I love being a writer, and since I’ve been a tarot reader and Reiki practitioner for years, I tell myself I’ve managed the gypsy part, too.
Mary: Where is your favorite vacation spot and why? And along those lines, you’re favorite food and why?
Tawny: My family has a cabin in the forest in Idaho, just outside the Seven Devils Mountain Range that’s so peaceful and relaxing. It’s a great place to vacation! My favorite food? Oh man, anything chocolate for sure.
Mary: Do you have any siblings? Do they share your same passions? Do they support your writing? (And that’s the only question I’m asking on that.)
Tawny: I have two brothers who are awesome. They are fabulously supportive and both very creative themselves so they understand the ups and downs of living off your imagination LOL.
If you need to stand up and stretch do so. In fact, everyone pour yourselves some more wine, or something. Once everyone is settled, we’ll begin again.
Ahh, thanks! I’m going to get a bowl of grapes to snack on, too. Want some?
Mary: Oh I love grapes in or out of a bottle LOL. What are your hobbies? And why? Do you find time to do the things you love? If so how important is that to you?
Tawny: I scrapbook. I love the creativity of it and how it’s also practical. When I’m done with an album, it’s something the family can enjoy or it makes a nice gift. And the process of it is a more visual creative outlet for me than writing. I tend to bounce between pages and scrapbook layouts when I’m deep in a story. When I get stuck on a scene, I work on the scrapbook layout. I’m still in the creative mode that way, and usually shifting gears lets me relax and find the scene answer I’m looking for.
Mary: When it’s rainy outside, and there’s nothing on TV, what is your favorite thing to do to pass the time?
Tawny: READ!!! I love to read. I love nothing more than curling up with a book and relaxing into a story.
Mary: Aw, me too! Before we say goodbye, please tell us what your favorite words of wisdom are. In general—again not career wise. Remember we’re getting to know you. Not the author.
Tawny: Love yourself. I think that’s the most important gift we can give ourselves, and give others. If we love ourselves, we’re more patient, more supportive and more fun to be around.
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Thank you, Tawny, for joining me again. Please drop back any time. I’m really looking forward to meeting you in Calistoga to share a glass of wine.
Thanks so much, Mary! What a fun interview. I’m really looking forward to spending the day with you.