Come Aboard the Starship Horizon - An Interview with Tabitha Lord
December 1, 2015
Starting a new book is like boarding a ship destined for unknown waters. As such, you want to make sure you trust your captain. Debut author, Tabitha Lord, is a captain who warrants such confidence...
Straight Chatting from the Library: An Interview with Tabitha Lord
Straight from the Library
January 1, 2016
What is the favorite book you remember as a child?
The Black Stallion! I loved horses as a child and was a competent rider, so the beautiful, untamed stallion in the story captivated me from the start...
Christine Presents - Horizon
January 8, 2016
Christine Young: What or who inspired you to start writing?
For years my husband would encourage me to write. His encouragement sounded something like this: “Honey, write a book already!” I would think about it and answer that I just didn’t have an entire story in my head...
January 15, 2016
What genre is Horizon? I’m often asked that question, and while it solidly belongs on the shelves next to other science fiction novels, it’s actually much more! I first heard the term “space opera” at a pitch slam a few years ago...
10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being An Author
Musings and Ramblings
January 22, 2016
1. A completed manuscript is a draft.
It isn’t even close to the finished product!Typing the last word on the last page of my first novel was one of most satisfying things I’d ever done. Writing a book had been on my bucket list of personal and professional accomplishments for years, and when it was finally finished, I was giddy...
Reaching the Horizon: Tabitha tells how she got there...
The Bouncing Tigger Reads
January 24, 2016
Bouncing Tigger: Can you tell your readers something about why you chose this particular topic to write about? What appealed to you about it? Why do you think it is different and your approach is unique?
Tabitha: I’ve joked that I currently write science fiction because of Star Wars, but there’s actually some truth behind this!
Write a Book Already!
Where the Story Comes First
January 29, 2016
I wanted to be a writer when I was a little girl – also an astronaut, an archeologist, and a doctor. I almost got there with the doctor thing, but medical school with small children was, for me, an impossible balancing act...
An Interview with Tabitha
Kit 'N Kabookle
January 29, 2016
Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book.
I really had fun naming my characters and planets! Some of the names I took from star charts or cities around the world, but Caeli’s planet is actually named after the astronomical and mathematical manual written by Ptolemy around 105 BC – The Almagest...
The Voices in My Head
Romorror Fan Girl
February 5, 2016
Creating characters is such fun! Sometimes a character will appear in my mind, complete with a personality, career, and name, without having a story yet. When this happens, I’ll file them away and tell them to wait their turn! With Horizon, before I began writing, I had two ideas swirling around...
Q&A with Tabitha Lord, Author of Horizon
February 12, 2016
What does a typical day in your life look like? And how does your writing routine fit into your day?
Two years ago I left a job I loved to do something I loved more – write. I consider myself a full-time writer. But I’ll be honest – I struggle to find balance...
Author Interview With Tabitha Lord
February 19, 2016
How much of yourself is reflected in this book, and how?
"There’s a big chunk of survival fiction in the first part of Horizon. Caeli is living alone in the wilderness, fending for herself, and living off the land. I grew up in a rural neighbourhood until I was twelve years old and spent most of my playtime outdoors, in the woods, exploring and climbing trees...
Book Tour: Interview with Tabitha Lord
February 26, 2016
What was the most difficult part about working on this book?
From a craft point of view, I really loved writing the action scenes and some of the more intense dialogue sequences. Those came easily to me. My challenge was, and still is, world building without info dumping.
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Awesome Covers Feature
All Authors Magazine
March 1, 2016
Who came up with the cover concept for this work?
The immensely talented Steven Meyer-Rassow did both the cover art and interior design for Horizon. One of the major reasons I chose to use an indie publisher and not sign with a small press was so I could maintain control of the cover art and design. I’m not able to do that type of work myself (no skill in that area!), but I wanted to collaborate with someone whose style and artistry resonated with my own. Every single image of Steven’s that I could find was stunning, and when we discussed my project, I knew he really understood my vision...
10 Random Things...
Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
March 4, 2016
I love to talk about my stories and my writing. But today I have the opportunity to do something a little different – to share some random things about me that my readers may not know. So here goes…
Author Interview with Tabitha Lord
Room With Books
March 11, 2016
What were you like at school?
I was a good student, and although I wasn’t too fond of high school, I loved college. I started as an English major and then switched to Classics. The Classics department at Holy Cross, my alma mater, is truly world class!...
Review of Horizon - 5 out of 5 Stars
March 18, 2016
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I wasn’t sure if it would be more sci-fi or contemporary-ish. Much to my surprise, it felt to me to have more of a contemporary style with romance with some sci-fi mixed in. The characters are written well and well detailed...
Advice to New Writers: Stop Singing in the Basement!
Long and Short Reviews
March 25, 2016
My husband is full of great one-liners. When I finished the draft of my first manuscript, and whipped it into the best shape I could without outside help, he said, "Honey it's time to stop singing in the basement and get booed on stage."
Five Things You'd Never Guess About Me...
It's Raining Books
April 8, 2016
Or maybe you would? Well, this could be fun, or embarrassing, or a little of both! Here goes…
1. I really am a sci-fi fan. Star Wars remains my favorite movie of all time and I consistently beat my children at Star Wars Trivial Pursuit. It’s not even a fair fight...
April 15, 2016
I’ve gone mad – why don’t you come with me? Some people just don’t understand us writers. Name a quirky, writer-thing you do that friends wish you didn’t.
Well, this is more a quirky Tabitha thing because I did it even when I worked in an office. I talk to myself. And sing under my breath. All the time. One of my colleagues used to throw things at me, but most of them ignored me. Now at home nobody pays any attention...