First question: Is my name real?
Yes my name is real and I don’t turn into a werewolf. T R is my initials to my first and middle name. Lykins is my ex-husband’s last name and I have kept it because of my kids. When I first put my book out I decided to just use my initials just incase my books were not liked by readers, but I quickly found out that a lot of my family and friends let it out my secret. They even became my biggest fans so now I am stuck using my initials for my books.
Second Question: Is there a reason you choose to write clean romances. When so many people are into the “50 shades” types of stories these days. Isn’t it a gamble?
Yes is is a gamble. I chose to write clean romance because my teenagers like to read too. The world has enough of bad influences in it so if I can be an inspiration to them than I will. I plan on keeping all my stories clean so everyone has a choice to read something that is romance but not steamy. My couples do have heated scenes but you never get more than that. I focus on the real storyline in my books and not add the sex scenes or any bad language, no need to be added if the story is strong enough. I will continue to keep my stories clean because I do have readers who are happy to read clean stories and have quit reading the books that are hot and steamy. Yes I have read the hot and steamy books, but I skip those parts because they are unnecessary to the storyline.
Third Question: Might you like to write different genres or would that be to scary?
I do have a paranormal story that will be written in the future. No known date, because I have three I have waiting to be written now. This paranormal will also be clean.
Fourth Question: Who influenced the most with your writing and why?
All the author’s that are on my webpage influenced me in many different ways. That is why they are there. From their many kind and helpful words to their awesome writing skills, they are a part of why I loved reading and started this journey to writing.
Fifth Question: How old were you when you had your first book published?
A lady doesn’t tell her age but my first book was published this year. Let’s just say I stop counting my age at 21 and it has been more than that when I stopped counting.
Sixth Question: Do you ever ask your readers if there is anything that they feel needs changed or twerked in the books. It would that just be more overwhelming?
It is always overwhelming when I send out my books to my beta readers and editor. They help me in my changes and my editor is a critic and tells me like it is. She knows how to help make changes without taking away my word meaning and she is a fan of my work, that also helps.
Seventh Question: What book that you have read, hit you the most deeply (you felt more emotion, really moved you)? I have two. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover and Taking Chances by Molly McAdams. Taking Chances will forever make me cry just thinking about it. Maybe Someday will forever move my heart because of the situation between the two main characters, plus I can’t hardly listen to the soundtrack without thinking of the book.
Eighth Question: How did you get into writing and what do you do if you hit a block?
My love of books got me interested in writing and I have never read about anything like my first two books I have written or my third book that will be released soon. I guess to have these stories out I had to write them. If I get a writers block my favorite thing is take a small break and work in my flower garden. It is peaceful and clears my mind so I can come up with different angles for my books.
Hope everyone enjoys my answers and finds them helpful in getting to know me. Love getting to know readers and future readers of my stories. Ask more questions in the comments below and when I get time, I will try and answer them.