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Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi. I’m Twilah and I write as TB Mann. I’m a wife and mother of three adult children. I love to say that I’ve got mermaid blood in my background as I come alive in sea air. A nice warm beach, a good book, watching a hockey game, or just traveling are my happy places. It’s even better when my husband is by my side.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
I didn’t always think that I wanted to be an author, but one day while helping my mother clean out some old papers I found a school day keepsake keeper that she made. Right from kindergarten one of my career goals was to be an author. So, I guess it was a dream that was forgotten for a period of time.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
I have many inspirations for various series. For my hockey series, the inspiration was my love of hockey and the fact that despite all the work the NHL does with the JGBTQ+ community, it is the only professional sport within North America that does not have an openly LGBTQ+ player. For my rodeo series (on Wattpad, but soon to be published), my inspiration came from a mother-daughter weekend trip I took with my daughter along with some questions I’d been wrestling with.
What are you working on now?
Currently I’m working on a couple of secret project books for various shared worlds. I’m also working on a taboo, student/teacher, age gap, MMMF romance series.
Do you have any quirks while working?
I would love to say no, but I’m sure I do. Lol I tend to write with the TV on, but can’t with music. At least music with lyrics since I can block out people speaking on TV, but can’t seem to block out song lyrics.
What are your hopes for the future?
My hopes for the future is just to continue to touch lives through my writing. I love it when I hear from readers who’ve identified with a character or scenario, who’ve said that what I wrote spoke to them.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
My advice to new authors is to just keep writing. You can’t publish something that is unfinished. And with each book, your skills with writing will grow. A successful career is a long career so you are working the long game.
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
My readers are everything. I’m so grateful that they willingly share their valuable time with me. It humbles me to know that they love my characters as much as I do, that the stories aren’t just my crazed ramblings on paper, but are real to them. Without them, I would be lost in my head, stuck in my daydreams.