I enjoyed answering some great questions on my Goodreads page, check them out below.
Goodreads author questions
What are you currently working on?
Here’s the blurb if you’re interested:
For as long as she can remember, Arabella has communicated with those who exist only in memory.
Being the centre of attention growing up was uncomfortable, and now, as a renowned psychic medium, it is becoming more of a struggle. Arabella’s ability and reputation always made it impossible to hold onto lasting relationships, but with those who no longer walk this earth, that’s not the case.
Arabella returns to where it all began fifteen-years before – on the very same stage. After an evening reconnecting loved ones and exposing untold stories, Arabella can’t help but wonder about the one unclaimed ‘friend’, and their cryptic message.
In an unexpected turn of events, Arabella finds herself the subject of morning headlines and at the centre of Detective Barnes’ investigation.
Can Arabella use her ability to prove her innocence and uncover the truth about the past?’
How do you get inspired to write?
T. J. Blake: ‘I create a plot, character and story worth telling and showing. Without the excitement to write, there is no writing.’
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
I can’t ignore plot though – I really enjoy creating plots that my readers will not predict. Meticulous planning is my favourite element of writing.’
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
T. J. Blake: ‘Keep writing, never give up, and don’t let anyone tell you you can’t.’
How do you deal with writer’s block?
T. J. Blake: ‘If your mind is elsewhere then do something else away from writing; you can’t force it. Take your mind off the writing; exercise, wander around the house, read a book, anything just to give yourself a break. Then, come back to it and try again.
You can’t always control your mind, and you MUST be in the right mood to write. Writer’s block hits us all, so don’t let it get you down. Stay positive.’
Can you tell us a two-sentence horror story?
T. J. Blake: ‘Sure.
“I really love the clown costume hanging up in the corner of your bedroom.”
“What… I don’t have a clown costume.”‘