Please welcome today’s player, Tia Fielding!
- One of your characters comes to you for advice. Who is it, what does he ask, and what do you tell him? I think it might actually be Joshua from One Step Forward and the conversation would be about depression in general. After all it’s a subject we’re both well versed on.
- What is your favorite mythological creature? The reflex is to say Unicorn, of course. But I quite like Thestrals from the Harry Potter universe. They’re sort of the “anti-unicorns,” aren’t they? Dragons can be cool, too, if we’re looking at less modern mythologies.
- What is your least favorite thing about California? I’ve never been, but I would say—and this is based on friends’ experiences—how expensive state it is to live in. Oh and the draught, probably?
- Which Disney character most closely resembles you? Eeyore. Hands down.
- Which holiday is your favorite and why? Midsummer or Christmas. I’m a non-believer, so Christmas has never been about religion to me. It’s more about the atmosphere and family getting together. Midsummer, on the other hand, is a very Finnish thing and it’s just lovely, especially if the weather favors us.
- What’s your writing style—slow and steady or full speed ahead? My depression kind of makes me write in bits and pieces, but I tend to prefer to write in chronological order so I won’t confuse my other friend, ADHD. Lately though, I’ve been having easier time writing one particular story, and when I’ve written it’s been full speed ahead for sure. But normally it’s pretty slow.
- One of your characters buys flowers for another. What kind? Depends on the character. I would say either something ridiculously colorful like a gerbera or something fragrant, like my favorite flowers Lily of the Valleys.
- Pick one of your characters. What are the last three tweets he or she sent? This is from the WIP I mentioned earlier. It’s basically going to be M/M/M story, and these tweets are from Devin, the youngest of the MCs. DevilChild is a family nickname, btw, in case you were wondering….@DevilChild: When there’s no bread in the house, what do you do? You bake! @DevilChild: I might’ve accidentally acquired a puppy. At least one of my boyfriends is a dog trainer, eh? @ DevilChild: Oooh, this game is gonna be so good, guys! Can’t wait for the release!
Sam Becker, a horse whisperer, agrees to take one last job before retiring to his Texas ranch. It’s clear as soon as he meets the Taylor family in Kentucky that he’s in for a challenge. What he doesn’t expect is the way his own wounds reopen. He’s never really dealt with the suicide of his mentally ill wife, and he won’t be able to ignore that hurt forever.
Joshua Taylor and his horse, Calla, were a force to be reckoned with on the eventing circuit until an accident ended their careers. Most of the pain is on the inside, however, and Sam knows those injuries are the slowest to mend. Sam’s unique methods help Calla and, surprisingly, Josh, but he’s still lost without riding. Their feelings for each other come hard and fast, and Josh starts his first steps of recovery, but Sam needs to return to Texas eventually. Even if Josh is able to move past the accident, they’ll still have a long and difficult journey to make before they can be together.
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Tia Fielding is a thirtysomething Scandinavian who is a lover of witty people, words, cats, sarcasm, autumn, and the tiny beautiful things in life. Tia struggles with stubborn muses and depression, but both are things she has learned to live with.
Tia identifies as genderqueer, but isn’t strict about pronouns. Why? Because luckily, in her native language there aren’t gender-specific pronouns. Being a reclusive author living with her fur-babies is another fact of life for Tia, among the need to write that seems to be a part of her psyche by now.
In 2013 one of Tia’s novels was recognized by the industry’s Rainbow Awards in the Best LGBT Erotic Romance (Bobby Michaels Award) category.
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