Q: Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get into writing?
A: Growing up, I was never into writing stories, or even reading for that matter. I read textbooks and enjoyed movies over books for most of my life. I didn’t into writing until I started working on The Burden of Trust.
Q: What inspired you to write your book?
A: The idea for The Burden of Trust came to me in a dream. The dream was vivid and detailed and refused to leave me. This dream was the first scene where Kate and Chris meet. It continued to play over and over again, and when I was telling a co-worker she suggested that I write it down. When I began writing, the story line started to progress and I couldn’t stop writing.
Q: What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?
A: I hope that readers will discover that love comes in all shapes and sizes. Love is deeper than romance and sometimes it takes a new and unexpected love to give you hope in this world.
Q:What drew you into this particular genre?
A: I’ve always been a sucker for a great romance story, but I wanted to create something different. A love story with something more.
Q: If you could sit down with any character in your book, what would you ask them and why?
A: I would probably sit down with Kate and ask her why she is so resistant to Chris’s affection? I’d want to know why she is so willing to turn away love because it doesn’t come in the right package.
Q: What social media site has been the most helpful in developing your readership?
A: I”m a huge fan of FaceBook and I find it is easier to connect directly with my readers there. Although, I am still learning the ropes of IG.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?
A: Don’t publish too early! Especially if it’s your first novel, have it gone over from a reputable editor. Then reach out to book reviewers and avid readers to see what their perspective is. When I first self published The Burden of Trust, my first review from a reviewer was so bad, she couldn’t publish it. Basically, I got told I had a good story, but the writing was horrible. Write and rewrite your book!
Q:What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?
A: Currently, I’m finishing up the second book in The Burden of Trust series. Keep your fingers crossed, it might be out in early 2020!
About the Author
Tabitha grew up in Virginia, outside of Washington D.C., but moved to Orlando to attend UCF (Go Knights!) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. It was five years ago when she met her husband, who is a graduate from Deland High; two years ago, they moved back to Deland. During this time, she has fallen in love with the town and community.
Currently, she is an active alumna of Kappa Alpha Theta and serves on the Advisory Board as the Facility Management Advisor for the Epsilon Theta Chapter at Stetson University. During her free time, she loves being with her family (although they are usually working on their small family farm), traveling, and of course, watching college football.