Thrilled to have Tina Hogan Grant on the blog this week to discuss her latest novel, The Reunions

Author Name: Tina Hogan Grant

Book Title: The Reunions

Book Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: February 5, 2021

Publisher: Tina Hogan Grant – Books

Welcome, Tina! Will you please tell us about your latest book?

Three daughters try to fulfill their mother’s wish. Will time be on their side?

What drew you to the idea for The Reunions and how close is the end product to that seed of an idea?

The Reunions is the final book in the Tammy Mellows Series and it’s based on my life. I knew where the story would go before I sat down to write it but what I didn’t count on were other events that revolved around the Reunion of the sisters.

In what ways do you think you’ve evolved as an author over the course of your career so far?

I had the idea for Reckless Beginnings – The Tammy Mellows Series Book 1 over twenty-five years ago and it was finally published in 2018. My plan was to write one book and deliver a strong message that I had for other women. I’ve always loved to write as a hobby but after the book was published I realized I had more to say and I started to take my writing more seriously. I also told myself that the next book wasn’t going take me another twenty-five years. I buckled down and Better Endings book 2 was published a year later. I have now published six books in two and half years. I love what I do and I love the response I am getting from my readers. This is no longer a hobby. It is a passion.

What’s your favorite part about writing/being an author? What do you find challenging?

My favorite part is listening to my characters and letting them tell me their stories. I do not plot my books. When I sit down to write the characters take over and like a reader I am experiencing it for the first time. This also drives me to keep writing because I want to see how the story ends. Many times I am surprised like my readers are.

The most challenging part without a doubt is marketing. Writing the book is the easy part but now I have to find creative ways to get into the hands of readers.

What are your interests outside of writing and reading?

In the summer months I love to spend time outdoors. I love to kayak on the nearby lake. I try to do daily hikes with my two dogs on our mountain trails. I also love to grow my own vegetables and tend to my cottage garden. I was a commercial fisherwoman fro ten years and still love to go saltwater fishing.  My husband and I enjoy riding ATV and exploring desolate ghost town.

What are you working on now?

The Reunions is due to be released end of January/ early February so I am currently working with my editor on the final edits. I have also started to write Jill – The Sabela Series Book 4

Where can readers find you?

If your readers click on this link it will take them to all the places they can follow me;

https://linktr.ee/tinahogangrant

My website is https://www.tinahogangrant.com

Thank you, Tina! The Reunions is OUT NOW.

Would time be on their side?

A mother’s wish. A daughter’s determination

Which one, if any, would be fulfilled first? 

Tammy, Donna, and Jenny were separated by divorce and divided by an ocean for decades. 

Their mother, Rose, had one wish—to see her girls together one more time.

For Tammy, it would have to wait. She’s living out her dream as a commercial fisherwoman on the Pacific Ocean. But when a fishing trip goes wrong, she questions her future with the fleet. 

After two devastating deaths in the family, and when Tammy finds herself fighting for her own life not once but twice; the family takes center stage. She wants to make her mother’s wish come true.

But did the sisters wait too long? Their mother’s health suddenly takes a turn for the worse. 

Will she get to see her girls together one more time? 

BIO:

A native of England. I feel very lucky to have spent my childhood and adolescent years in a small quaint Yorkshire town called Ilkley, where many days were spent roaming the Yorkshire moors, climbing the Cow & Calf Rocks, swimming in the River Wharfe and playing “Conkers” and “Jacks” with schoolmates. 

I am the youngest daughter of famed science-fiction author James P. Hogan who sadly passed away seven years ago. Thank you, Dad, for sharing with me your passion for books and writing. Today I am living that passion with hopes of passing it on to my children and grandkids.