Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday's at the Piedmont Grille

On Today's Menu -- Tamara Hart Heiner

Visions of death plague Jayne, who thinks watching her boyfriend die is the worst that could happen to her. But when she witnesses a murder, Jayne finds herself caught up in a dangerous world of intrigue and suspense.

As it turns out, she is not the only one doing the stalking. The killer is on to her, and all of her visions of the dying don't reveal how her life will end. Somehow, she must stop the murderer before he arranges Jayne's own inevitable death.

Tamara's graciously agreed to answer a few questions for me.

1)  INEVITABLE sounds like an interesting premise. A girl who smells
lemons and the person she looks at dies. Where did that plot come from? 

Where do most plots come from? I really have no idea. I've had an elevator pitch for the book going around my head for a couple of years, and I finally decided to sit down and write it. Where it came from before that, I'm clueless!

 2) I noticed all three of your books have the same subcontent of death in them. That's a pretty heady subject. Any particular reason you want to write about that? 

I don't consider that I write about death. I write suspense, thrillers. If there's not death in it, it's not very
suspenseful, is it? It just kind of comes with the territory.

 3) After reading your bio, I saw that you teach, have a family, and are a busy busy lady. Where do you find the time to write? Do you have a schedule or is it catch-as-catch-can? 

I have a schedule. I give myself about half an hour during the day, when my little ones go down for naptime and quiet time. Then again in the evening, I clean up as fast as I can so I can sit down and write. That time varies, depending on the day!

I hear you on time management.

 4) As a published author we all tend to have something else brewing in the background once we release a book? What's next for you?

 For sure is a nonfiction book about the Joplin Tornado. It's under contract and should be out in April next year, in time for the anniversary! For not so sure are a myriad of projects, some of which I'll pursue, and some
I'll set aside to start something else. :)

A non-fiction book about the Joplin tornado sound fascinating. Best of luck with that. And last question...

5) What secret can you share about INEVITABLE that you haven't told anyone yet? 

The plot centers around Latvian mythology.

Okay, now that is just wicked cool. Thanks so much Tamara for sharing your book with us today.

Here's all the information you need to find Tamara's new book.


Available on,,
Barnes &
, and!

After an awesome ebook launch on Facebook, Tamara's trying hard to top
that with the paperback. So here's the plan:

1) For the entire month of March, every comment on Tamara's blog gets entered into a
drawing to win a HARD COPY of one of her books. (You get to choose which

2) Leave a comment on THIS BLOG for a chance to win ALL of her young adult

3) Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for another chance to win

Goodreads Book

 by Tamara Hart Heiner


by Tamara Hart Heiner

Giveaway ends April 02, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.
to win

4) If you SPREAD THE NEWS, whether it's on your blog, on Facebook, on
Twitter, or just plain word of mouth, you'll be entered into a drawing for
a $50 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble gift card. Email Tamara at
tamarahartheiner dot com and tell her how many times you did it, and
you'll be entered into the drawing that many times!

Are we ready??? Get set! Go!

About the author: I live in Arkansas with my husband and three children,
two crazy boys and one pretty little princess. I used to spend a lot of
time writing until I had a baby and discovered Facebook. Now you'll often
find me on there pretending to have a social life.

I am the author of three young adult suspense novels, PERILOUS,
ALTERCATION, and INEVITABLE. You can find out more about what I'm writing
and catch deleted scenes from my books on my blog at


Em-Musing said...

Latvian mythology? Now THAT's interesting. And your novel sounds intriguing.

Elliot Grace said...

...great interview, ladies ;)

Interesting story line, Tamara. Will add it to my Kindle shelf.


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Nice interview, ladies. I've gotta say, I know a little bit about a lot of different things, but I know absolutely nothing about Latvian mythology. So, I'm intrigued.

DL Hammons said...

Tamara is an awesome lady! I met her at a writers conference a couple years ago. I wish her the best of luck with her latest offering! :)

Tamara Heiner said...

Thanks for having me, Anne! And everyone, thanks for reading the interview!