Author Thursdays with Tanya Eavenson

Patricia Bradley Author Thursday 31 Comments

Tanya EaversonI met Tanya at ACFW, I believe, but wherever it was, she made a huge impression on me. Here’s her BIO and then I’m going to ask her a few questions…BUT first–Tanya is giving away an e-copy of her book Unconditional if we have 5 commentors! Now on to her interview…

Tanya Eavenson enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers International, and writes for Christ to the World Ministries.

1. How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to hitting send?

Great question, Pat! I usually have a story idea for several years before I start writing. During that time I get to know my characters, their likes, dislikes, personalities, etc. Once I have a more rounded idea of where the story might take me, I begin writing. I’m not a fast writer so it takes me about two years from the first word to the last.

2. Well, your books certainly show that you really know your characters. Do you have a writing routine?

I can honestly say I do not. I used to be very structured with my writing schedule, but three years ago I learned I had cancer and it threw me for a loop. Now I have an overall plan that consists of reaching a word count by the week or month’s end depending on my health. It’s challenging to say the least, but God has been gently whispering over the last few years to not give up on the call He’s placed on my life. Shortly after I made a recommitment to the Lord with my writing, my publisher asked if I’d re-sign Unconditional with them for another five years. I said yes! =) For me it was more than a contract, it was an answer to prayer and a blessing, a blessing that God desires to continually use me for His glory.

3. You are totally depending on God now, and it’s so evident in your life. Not to mean that you weren’t before, but sometimes news like that draws us even closer.  I’d like to know what’s on your TBR Table?

Oh my goodness, what’s not on my TBR pile! The first few books on my reading pile are from Mary Connealy’s series Wild at Heart. Once I finish this series I’m working on, I’ll be snuggled up in a chair with one of Mary’s books in hand.

4. What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?

The best advice I’d give to a new writer besides encouraging them to study the craft or find a critique group, is to never give up. Writing isn’t easy. The journey has so many highs and lows that if you give up, you’d never know the person you’d become, or how your stories impact hearts and lives in the process.

5. Do you have another project in the works? If so, what is it?

The next novel in the Unending Love series is called Restored. Restored is based off my secondary character, Dr. Steven Moore, from Unconditional. He’s the tall, dark, and handsome type, but not only is he good looking, his heart for the Lord is his driving force. He lives for what is true and right, even if it breaks him in the process. I actually loved Steven’s character so much, I had to write it! Steven’s story releases winter of 2016 and I can’t wait!

6. I can’t wait to read it! How can people contact you?

People can connect with me at my website http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/. There they can learn a little about me, my journey as an author, and grab a sneak peak of the opening of Unconditional. They can also contact me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google, or on Amazon.

UnconditionalHe will fight for her at any cost…
Elizabeth Roberts can’t remember her past, and the present is too painful. She turns to nightclubs and drinking to forget her infant daughter’s death, her husband’s affair.

When his wife’s coma wiped out the memory of their marriage, Chris Roberts found comfort elsewhere. He can’t erase his betrayal, but with God’s help he’s determined to fight for Elizabeth at any cost.

She wants to forget. He wants to save his marriage. Can they trust God with their future and find a love that’s unconditional?

 

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Unconditional-ebook/dp/B00AZL8F5G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1357883999&sr=1-1&keywords=tanya+Eavenson+Unconditional

 

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unconditional-tanya-eavenson/1114108760?ean=2940016066837

 

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unconditional/id592895859?mt=11

 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17306173-unconditional

 

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/unconditional-7

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for Tanya’s book Uncondtional. Just tell us what genre you like to read!

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  1. Dana Michael

    Wow! Unconditional sounds great and so does her next book too. Thanks for letting me get to know Tanya more and I’ll check out her website and facebook page.

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  2. Elaine Stock

    What a lovely surprise finding a dear friend interviewed by a dear friend! Wow! Tanya, may God continue to bless you in health, joy, and your writing. I already have Tanya’s ebook of Unconditional, so please don’t enter me.

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  3. Terrill Harris Rosado

    As per usual, when a book sounds interesting in an interview, I go to Amazon and I read the synopsis and reviews. While I read the short synopsis, I got so emotional If the synopsis was that moving, I wonder what the book will do to me? If I am looking to read a romance, I often gravitate to the new, burgeoning type romance book and overlook romance in marriage. I’m sure there’s a reason for that locked in my psyche. haha Regardless of any kind of giveaway, I know I will be reading this book. This is one of the main reasons I follow my favorite authors. I trust their recommendations and enjoy finding new authors that I have yet to discover. Thank you, Patricia. I have a feeling I will be thanking you again once I read Unconditional. Tanya, congrats on the amazing reviews, as well.

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      1. Tanya Eavenson

        Terrill, I love what you said, “I wonder what the book will do to me?” I had a reader say that Unconditional made her laugh, cry, and think about her life. Honestly, those were the same emotions I had writing it. =) I hope you enjoy reading Unconditional and thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings!

  4. Pam Hillman

    I’m just gonna say that I LOVE TANYA! We met at the SCWC Conference in Alabama 3 or 4 years ago (or was it longer??? lol) and hit it off immediately.

    We even left the conference at the end of the day and found a …wait for it … STARBUCKS … so we could keep chatting for another hour or so.

    So excited to see the second book in this series coming out next year. Congrats, Tanya!

    PS… Don’t enter me in the drawing. I already have a copy of Unconditional. Whoot! 🙂

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  5. gkittleson

    Well, I have NOT met Tanya yet, but sure would like to – and Unconditional sounds like a must-read. Thanks for your post, and bon courage with your writing. Health to you!

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  7. Esther Bandy

    Hi Tanya, I enjoyed reading your interview and learning more about you. It sounds like the Lord has used you and your writing to touch many hearts and lives. After reading several reviews for Unconditional I’m looking forward to reading the novel and also to reading more of your work. May the Lord continue to bless you as you serve Him!

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    2. Tanya Eavenson

      Thank you so much, Esther! It’s great to see you here! I hope you enjoy the ACFW Southeast Zone group. We have such a wonderful time together. Thank you for saying hello and I hope you enjoy Unconditional! Blessings!

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