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Author Spotlight: Think You Know Me by Tricia Copeland

Welcome to this week’s Friday Author Spotlight! Today I have Tricia Copeland with her psychological suspense novel, Think You Know Me.

trishpicTricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in Colorado with her family. The first two books of the Being Me series, Is This Me? and If I Could Fly, were released in 2015. Think You Know Me is the third in her Being Me series. Her first YA paranormal manuscript, Drops of Sunshine, is included in Spellbound, a summer reads novella collection, also out May 2016. If not on the trail, you can find Tricia at triciacopeland.com or on many social media channels.

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About the Book

51tqu2cEVsL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_A psychological suspense novel

March 20
This isn’t fair! I see his face every time I close my eyes, hear his mother’s words echo in my dreams. And he’s a headline again? How do I move past the rage and guilt when he won’t go away? I need him gone. He doesn’t get to win like this. I won’t let him.
–Amanda

Amanda’s first year of college is fraught with drama and parental scrutiny. With her relationship secure and a clean break from her parents, all she wants is a normal term. But fate steps in and deals a shattering blow. Think You Know Me will keep you guessing from the first chapter.

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Keep reading for an interview with the author:

Why did you decide to be a writer?

I began my author career as a technical writer. My first manuscript formed over years of creating characters and story line.

What genres do you write?

YA and NA

What inspires you to write?

My aim is to engage, entertain, and enlighten my audience. I enjoy the feedback and discussion I get from my readers as much as writing itself.

When did you first consider yourself an author?

When I published my first book in May 2015.

What is the best compliment you’ve ever received as an author?

Tobi Helton of Forget the Housework, I’m Reading blog texted me two days after I sent her my first book. “I bought your second book already. They are super addictive,” she wrote. Her thoughts made my month.

What do you enjoy doing aside from writing?

I love being outdoors. My favorite activities are hiking, running, and biking.

How many books do you have on your “to read” list? What are some of them?

I have at least 20 books on my to read list including Kelly Martin’s Heartless series, Katie M. John’s works, and Seven, an anthology by Jo Michaels, Tia Bach, Casey L. Bond, Kelly Risser, and Nichole Greene

What made you decide to self-publish?

I’ve been friends with author Tia Bach for ten years. I let her read my then 150,000 word manuscript and she nudged me towards publishing.

What is your writing process?

I have an idea for a story first. I think and develop the plot over time and it evolves as I write.

How do you come up with the titles for your books? Do you find it difficult?

My first two titles were easy. For my third book I was still working on the title while the cover was being designed.

Have you ever wanted to put one of your characters together with a character from one of your favorite novels? What characters would you choose?

I love vampire series. I would love something with Bella from Twilight and Eric from True Blood.

What are you working on now?

I am working on the 4th book in my NA series. I have a dystopian fiction story planned for the end of the year.

What was the hardest part about writing your latest book?

My latest book is very heavy and I cried almost every time I reviewed it.

How do you market/promote your work? Have you found something that works really well for you?

I follow what has worked for other people. Since I consider myself a newbie, I’ll let you know in a year if my strategy works! 🙂

Do you have any advice for other authors?

I believe everyone has their own path. What seems to be the same thread between authors is we have a continuous story stream running in our brain. If you have a stream, write it down!

Do you have anything specific you’d like to say to your readers?

I have been so blessed to meet so many wonderful people through my experience of publishing. At my first writer’s convention I met a girl, named Amanda who was about to begin her freshman year at college. My main character’s name is Amanda and in the first book of my series she is beginning her college career, it seemed like fate.

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