About Tanya Preminger:
Award-winning author Tanya Preminger strongly believes in the power of literature as a means to growth, education, and the cultivation of curious, compassionate, happy children.
Tens of thousands of her books are sold in the US, UK and worldwide.
Tanya was born in Russia, spent years in the US, and currently resides in Israel with her partner and their son.
What inspires you to write?
A passion to instill positive values and the challenge of writing a good story.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I love reading and I have more favorite authors than I can count. Growing up I read all the books in the library of the small town I lived in. From stupid Romance, to sophisticated Romance, to fantasy, science fiction and historical drama. I looooved "Nine Princes in Amber" by Roger Zelazny. I love reading about other cultures, other places, and times.
So, a short list: Hemingway, Bukowski, Asimov, Roger Zelazny, Ken Follett, Khaled Hosseini, Mark Twain, Isabel Allende, George R. R. Martin and many more.
Lately I read lot's of mystery, detective, thrillers, and near future science fiction like Douglas E. Richards books.
Tell us about your writing process.
Once I have an idea about a new story, it's research research research, by way of reading or experiencing\visiting places related to the story. During this time, I jot in my notebook bits and bites of conversations, interactions between the characters, ideas for events etc.
Then I write the frame of the story, then I start filling it with scenes. My bible is "Story", by Robert Mckee.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What advice would you give other writers?
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My initial idea was to make a lot of money selling e-books on Amazon. I read the instructions on Google and it did not sound too complicated. Once I started, I discovered that children's books are not selling in e-book format, so I moved to paperbacks. I still Google a lot and keep trying new marketing techniques.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there's a place for traditional publishing and for independent publishing. Both have their pros and cons. I think both channels will continue to live.
What genres do you write?: Children's books
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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