Welcome to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.
This week I have Terry Tyler, I’m so pleased to have Terry, not only have I just finished her latest release Tipping Point, which is absolutely fantastic (I promise a review will be here soon), but she is also a fellow rock chick and has seen some legendary bands live and I’m rather in awe!
I also want to provide her for providing some of the images of the older books here, it’s so nice to see some of these books as Terry has always loved them.
I hope you enjoy peeking into her bookshelf…
What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
We used to go to the library every Saturday when I was a child, and I read all the Enid Blyton favourites: The Magic Faraway Tree, Mallory Towers, etc. There was also series by Andrew Lang known as the The Coloured Fairy Books, that my sister and I loved. The first I remember owning, though, were the Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis. Mum used to read them to me for my bedtime story.
What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
I buy books all the time, almost all Kindle books. The most recent (just had to consult my tablet to check!) was Search and Rescue by Frank Tayell – Book 11 (yes, that’s book eleven!) of his Surviving The Evacuation zombie apocalypse series.
Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
Last book I read in my role as a reviewer for Rosie Amber’s book blog was The Berlin Affair by David Boyle (WW2 thriller novella). Last one I read from my own choices was Twisted Memories, from Kate L Mary’s Broken World zombie apocalypse series (yes, I know, there’s a trend here…!)
Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
1. I read so much, and it’s SO hard to choose just five favourites, but I’ve done it, with a few crossings out and moments of re-thinking!
- Above All Others by Gemma Lawrence (Tudor histfic)
- The Silent Kookaburra by Liza Perrat (Aussie 1970s dark family drama)
- Abandon by Blake Crouch (Thriller set in 19th Century Colorado)
- Hellifax by Keith C Blackmore (Zombie apocalypse, set in Canada)
- Frogs and Frigate Birds by Jo Carroll (Travel memoir)
Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
The continuation of Gemma Lawrence‘s two series about Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I, when they come out. I love her books, badly!
What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?
Does this seems weird? I don’t buy books about writing. I read the odd blog post from/interview with those whose opinions I seriously rate, and that’s about all. I do want to read Stephen King’s ‘On Writing‘, though.
Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?
My most recent: Tipping Point, which I published on August 7th. It’s Book 1 of my post apocalyptic series (not zombies!). And the three most full-length novels before that: The Devil You Know, The House of York and Last Child. I think they’re my best. Some of my earlier books make me cringe in places (it’s a writer thing!), but I’m fairly proud of the most recent six.
Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
Oh, that’s easy. Cashelmara by Susan Howatch. It’s a marvellous historical epic, set in New York, London and famine-stricken Ireland in the mid 19th century. It’s about the fictional de Salis family, and is inspired by/based upon the lives of Edward I and Edward II of England, from early medieval times. Wonderful, wonderful book. I think I’d walk around with a permanent smug smile if I’d ever written anything half as good!
Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?
Yes! Lindisfarne should be published some time in September. It’s Book 2 of the Project Renova series, about a pandemic that kicks off in England in the year 2024. It centres around Vicky, a thirty-four year old mother with a teenage daughter, and the lives of her and her friends before, during and after. There is also a government conspiracy side plot, as the cause of the pandemic is revealed. I’m currently working on a collection of outtake short stories from the series, called Patient Zero, which I plan to publish later in the year.
Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?
I took a few snaps of the various shelves and piles of books around my living room, for a blog post I wrote a little while ago ~ here are two of them.
Terry Tyler’s Bookshelf
*These may not be all of the author’s publications but are the most recent. Check their links below for full details.
About Terry Tyler
Terry Tyler is the author of 14 books on Amazon : eleven full length novels, two novellas and a short story collection. She has a book review blog, is a member of Rosie Amber’s book blog reviewing team, and is obsessed with The Walking Dead; she writes for the fansite @TWDfansite. Her heroes are Michonne from TWD, Anne Boleyn and Steven Tyler. She lives in the north east of England with her husband, but has fantasies about living at Winterfell (it’s a Game of Thrones thing).
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