Meet author Tanya Stowe
Book release date: September 1, 2022
Tanya Stowe is a Christian fiction author with an unexpected edge. She is a Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author who fills her books with the unusual…mysteries and exotic travel, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a train down a mountain or a suspenseful journey packed with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary.
Tell us about your newest book.
Escape Route centers around a hero and heroine who have a past. The heroine is a helicopter pilot, and the hero is a Border Patrol officer. They grew up together and suffered under a local bully. But the hero supported his brother and not the heroine. Now the bully has a criminal gang and has returned to wreak havoc over their small Texas town as he attempts to smuggle weapons out of the country.
What inspired you to write Escape Route?
Years ago, I attended one of my son’s college events which took place inside a WWII aircraft in a boneyard. The boneyard fascinated me and wondered about the history of the planes…all the planes. I also have had the pleasure of knowing two Viet Nam veteran pilots and really wanted to write about flying. They have such wonderful stories to tell, so I’ve incorporated them into my heroine’s adventures!
What genre do you focus on?
I write mostly romantic suspense these days. I love action/adventure scenes, suspense, and nature. I always wonder how things work and happen, “the what if and how.” So, by combining all these interests, I came up with romantic suspense. Plus, I think it’s the writing I do best. It’s been kind of a natural movement into this arena.
Why do you write?
I’m addicted. Plain and simple. No matter where I go or what I do, “what if” pops into my head and I must follow it to its natural conclusion. It won’t leave me alone until I put it on the computer. I used to say my husband supported my addiction. Now I can say it supports itself. Lol.
What is the hardest part of being an author?
I used to say the hardest part for me was getting my ideas down on paper the way I see them in my head. But I guess after 26 books, I’ve finally honed my craft because that’s not as hard for me as it used to be. Now my biggest problem is that my husband is retired and I’m not. I’d like to go play more and write less. But I still have a lot of ideas I must get out of my head.
What’s the best part of your author’s life?
The best part is doing what I love to do. I’ve been writing stories since I was eleven years old. Seeing them in print and sharing them with others is a dream come true.
What’s one unusual fact about you?
I live in a Recreational Vehicle or RV. My husband retired four years ago. We sold our home, bought our RV, and hit the road. It’s really glamping though, not camping. I have a washer and a dryer, a king-sized bed, two bathrooms and 4 TVs in my RV, so I’m not suffering. I have a lot less cleaning and a lot more time to write!
How have you changed or grown as a writer?
I think I unintentionally answered this already. Lol. I’ve worked on the craft of writing for many, many years. It’s just now that I finally feel like I’m getting the words down the way I see them and the way I want to tell the story. That’s a change for me and a lot of that comes from having excellent editors to keep me on track. I’ve had both kinds, freelance and house editors, and I appreciate how both have helped me hone my craft.
Do you have other books? We’d love to know.
I think Escape Route is my twenty-sixth book and my fifth with Love Inspired Suspense, but I’m a hybrid writer which means I publish in multiple platforms. I have quite a few books with a small press and I’ve indie published several novellas as well. You can find all of my titles on my new website.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m working on a story set in Yosemite involving climbing search and rescuers. Appropriately, the working title is Yosemite Fire Storm.
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