Sunday, January 04, 2009

Interview with Author Tiffany L. Warren

Today I welcome author, Tiffany L. Warren. Tiffany has a very exciting new book, The Bishop's Daughter that has created quite a buzz of anticipation for its release this month.

Tiffany, introduce yourself to my readers.
Hi readers :) I'm Tiffany Warren. I write Christian Fiction for women and Inspirational Fiction for young adults. If we've already met via some of my other books (What a Sista Should Do or Farther Than I Meant to Go, Longer Than I Meant to Stay) it's good talking to you! If we're just now meeting, I'm pleased to meet you!

Tell us about your latest project, The Bishop’s Daughter. The Bishop's Daughter is about a reporter/womanizer named Darrin Bainbridge who plans to write an expose on a fictional Atlanta mega-church pastor. His plans fall apart when he meets the bishop's sassy daughter, Emoni.

What do you want readers to take away from this story? Mostly that salvation is a process. Not everyone has the same journey or walk with God. Sometimes there are setbacks. Sometimes people backslide. As a matter of fact, I don't know one Christian who hasn't had that moment of weakness.

Please share anything else you want us to know about The Bishop’s Daughter.
I want y'all to know that this book is a work of fiction!!! If Bishop Prentiss, in any way, resembles your pastor it was not done purposely :)
You had elements of humor in your previous novels, does that come natural to you or did you build it into the plot. Anyone who knows me, knows how silly I am. Even my darkest subject matter is peppered with humor. It definitely comes naturally.

Tiffany, you are the mastermind behind the Faith and Fiction Retreat, which I enjoyed so very much last summer. Tell me how that began and your vision for this years retreat. Mastermind!!!! LOL. Okay, Rhonda :) It all started with the "Faith and Fiction Fellowship Tour". A few other authors (LaTonya Mason, Yolonda Tonette Sanders, Leslie Sherrod, Mata Elliott, & Bonnie Hopkins) and myself toured about five cities talking about our books. The response was great, but we were going broke traveling :) I thought it would be a great idea to bring the readers to us in a retreat like location, and spend the whole weekend discussing books.

For 2009, the theme is "Power of the Pen" and it will be held in Orlando, FL July 16-19. We've got some great authors coming out this year! Our featured authors are ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Tia McCollors, Angela Benson and me! We've got some GREAT author panelists as well including the hilarious Essence Bestselling Pat G'Orge Walker. This year we're doing teen sessions as well as book club building sessions. It's going to be a blast. For more info visit http://www.faithandfictionretreat.com/

I asked Tiffany some personal questions and shared the following answers:

Favorite scripture: Phillipians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Favorite dessert: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate frosting.

(Tiffany is a girl after my own heart.)

If you were a crayon in coloring box, which one would you be? Aquamarine.

If you could spend one hour with someone living or deceased, who would it be and why? I would say Jesus, but an hour wouldn't be enough! So, I'll say my favorite author Octavia E. Butler. She passed away a couple years back.

If you had to go to a solitary place and could only take one novel, that you didn’t write, what would it be and why? The Xenogenesis volume by Octavia E. Butler. I could read her stories over and over again and still be mesmerized.

What’s next for Tiffany Warren? My next adult novel is entitled "In the Midst of it All" and it's about a young woman with a prophetic gifting, and her escape from a cult. My debut young adult novel, "Step to This" under my pen name Nikki Carter will be released at the end of February. I'm also doing a stage play adaptation of my first novel "What a Sista Should Do" in the fall of 2009.

How can my readers find you on the Internet? http://www.tiffanylwarren.com/, www.myspace.com/christianauthor, www.myspace.com/authornikkicarter, http://profile.to/nikkicarter (Facebook), www.twitter.com/texasauthor
The Bishop's Daughter can be purchased at Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles, Books A Million, Borders and where ever books are sold. To read an excerpt click here.
Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Yum, I also like chocolate/chocolate stuff! Your book sounds great! Maybe I'll get to meet you guys in Orlando in July?
Thanks for the interview! :-)

Anonymous said...

Great interview!
What's A Sista to Do? inspired me to write.
Much success.

Wanda B. Campbell

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there!

Great interview!

I will link to the Faith and Fiction event at my blog so that my readers will know all about it!! (smiles)

I will also follow you on Twitter!

I am on Twitter as well:
www.twitter.com/BlowTheTrumpet

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Yasmin said...

Wonderful review...and can you all believe I worked for Hershey for 13 years but never really developed a taste for chocolate...but if you got some yellow cake with a chocolate frosting I will eat it and I like Red Velvet cake...do either of these count...can I join the club as an honorary member...hehe.
xoxo

Stacy said...

Great interview. Can't wait to read the new book Tiffany. Congrats!
I'm a chocolate lover, too, through and through!