Author: T. A. Williams

What Happens at the Beach Blog Tour Part 2

Posted 27th July 2016 by Emma Poulloura in Blog Tours, Book News, Q&A / 0 Comments

What Happens at the Beach Blog Tour Part 2

Hiii and welcome back for Part 2 of today’s Blog tour. I have been joined by Trevor to learn a little more about him and his recent book.

Can you summarize this book?

Natalie is feeling unloved and alone so she takes refuge with her dear old grandma down in the sunny south of France. Having just broken up with her fiancé she’s not looking for a man, but a friendly Labrador changes her mind.

Tell us about the characters in this book?

Natalie is half English, half French and she’s been through a tough time. In the course of the book she pulls herself together and takes back control of her life. Her neighbour, Mark, is a handsome guy but he’s carrying some pretty tough emotional baggage. The true hero of the book, however, is Barney the Labrador who, apart from an eating disorder (he’ll eat anything), acts as a very effective Cupid.

Who is your favourite?

Barney, no question 🙂

Who was the easiest to write?

Barney again, but as humans go, that would have to be Mark. As a man, I find it easier to get inside a man’s had than a woman’s.

Who was the most difficult?

Natalie herself, she’s a complicated girl.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Following my editor’s advice to “get inside her head”. As I said before, you lot are definitely more complicated than us lot.

Do you have a favourite scene from this book? What is it and why?

The dinner up in the hills overlooking the sea. I know that restaurant well, and I was positively salivating as I wrote it.

Who is your favourite author? Why?

I have lots of favourites but it’s probably got to be John LeCarré. He’s amazing – and he still rites his books by hand!

Have they influenced the way you write?

I’d love to think he did, but I think I’ve learnt on the job, so to speak. Don’t forget, I’m very old and I’ve been writing for forty years!

What do you love about writing?

Absolutely anything. I’m a writeaholic and I’ve written historical novels, romances, humour, thrillers. You name it, I’ll write it.

Is there anything you hate about writing?

I’m still fairly thin-skinned, so I have to say I hate getting a bad review.

Do you have a favourite childhood/teen story/novel?

I was brought up on “Swallows and Amazons” and “The Famous Five”. I don’t think they have influenced my writing too much, though – apart, maybe for the inclusion of a dog.

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About T. A. Williams

Firstly, my name isn’t T A. It’s Trevor. I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, “Dirty Minds” one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn’t possibly comment. Ask my wife…
I’ve written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I’m enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.
I’ve been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she’s right.

Emma Poulloura

What Happens at the Beach Blog Tour

Posted 27th July 2016
Blog Tours, Book News
What Happens at the Beach Blog Tour

Morning, Today I am excited to be joined by Trevor to talk about what happens once the book is finished. Writing the book’s the easy part TA (Trevor) Williams talks about all the rest of it… It’s a great feeling when you finally write The End on the last page of your manuscript and head off to the fridge to open that bottle of champagne that’s been in there for a good while. But, when you surface a few days later, once the hangover has receded, the real hard work […]

What Happens at the Beach Release Day Blitz

Posted 11th July 2016
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What Happens at the Beach Release Day Blitz

For the perfect summer romance… It’s finally time for Natalie Dryden to decide what she really wants! After ditching her sparkling engagement ring, and her ghastly fiancé, she jets off for the sun-kissed shores of Southern France – the only place that has ever truly felt like home. For the first time ever, Natalie is determined to forget all about men and follow her dreams! …head to the French coast! Only, avoiding the male population isn’t quite so easy, especially when she meets smooth-talking Philippe and gorgeous fisherman, Remy! But […]

Friday In Focus T.A. Williams

Posted 20th May 2016
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Friday In Focus T.A. Williams

It’s almost the weekend!!!! This friday I am excited to be joined by Trevor Williams to learn a little more about him…. Tell us a little about you I’m a man, and an old one as well. It may seem strange that my chosen genre is chicklit/romantic comedy, but that’s what works for me. I’ve written all sorts, from historical fiction to thrillers, but it was my editor at Carina UK (part of Harper/Collins) who suggested I start writing for women. I’m married and live with my wife in a […]

Christmas Spotlight: TA Williams

Posted 12th December 2015
Blog Tours
Christmas Spotlight: TA Williams

Today I am joined by Trevor Williams (who writes as TA Williams) tells us about how he came to write his latest book, What Happens at Christmas… Ready, steady, go. You’ve got three months to write a Christmas book It’s the end of April 2015. I’ve just submitted a synopsis of my next book to my editor at Harper Collins. I’m hoping she’ll like it and I’m expecting an email from her telling me to change character A from a goodie to a baddie, or maybe character B from a […]

What Happens at Christmas… Blog Tour

Posted 3rd November 2015
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What Happens at Christmas… Blog Tour

For the perfect Christmas… When career-girl Holly Brice learns that her estranged father has died, she decides to take a trip down memory lane and find out about the man she never knew. Arriving in the sleepy little Dartmoor village, she’s shocked to discover that she’s inherited the cosy little cottage she remembers so fondly, a whole load of money –and her father’s adorable dog, too! Head to snow-covered Devon! And as the first snowflakes begin to fall and Holly bumps into her gorgeous neighbour, Jack Nelson, life gets even […]

What Happens at Christmas… Release Day Blitz

Posted 22nd October 2015
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What Happens at Christmas… Release Day Blitz

For the perfect Christmas… When career-girl Holly Brice learns that her estranged father has died, she decides to take a trip down memory lane and find out about the man she never knew. Arriving in the sleepy little Dartmoor village, she’s shocked to discover that she’s inherited the cosy little cottage she remembers so fondly, a whole load of money –and her father’s adorable dog, too! Head to snow-covered Devon! And as the first snowflakes begin to fall and Holly bumps into her gorgeous neighbour, Jack Nelson, life gets even […]