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Author Interview: ‘Mine’ by Rachael Tamayo

About the Book:

What happens in Vegas just might kill you.

When divorcee Justin Gray wakes up next to a beautiful stranger in Vegas on his birthday weekend, he assumes it’s just a drunken mistake. When he discovers that he’s married to said stranger in her early twenties, he insists on an annulment and assumes his life will return to normal once he gets back home.

He assumes wrong.

As the shapely blonde refuses to give him an annulment and insists the marriage continue, what was a wild weekend turns into a deadly mistake. 

Murder is only the beginning.

Get ready for a tale of greed so twisted you won’t know what’s on the next page or who anyone really is until the…


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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I think I was born ready to tell a story. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing, even as a child. I used to draw little picture books as a kid and staple them together. As a teenager I got old typewriters at thrift stores and punched out entire books. I wrote scenes in my diary. I was born to tell stories. 

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

As a person with two small kids, I can’t afford to be picky. Ha! I have been known to be sitting in a doctors office typing away in the Onedrive app on my phone. If I’m in the zone, it doesn’t much matter where I am. I store my work in Onedrive so it’s accessible anywhere I have internet. 

3: Where do your ideas come from?

I wish I knew. I’ve had people that know me give me the side-eye after reading my psychological thrillers. I have to promise them that I’m not crazy (okay, maybe a little bit) after they read my work for the first time. Seriously, I was a 911/Police/Fire/Ems dispatcher for twelve years and that sparked up the darker side of me. It just took a while before I was brave enough to risk putting it on paper. 

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I wish I did. My life would be much easier if  had any clue what I was doing when I start a novel. I typically have to start over multiple times, have multiple drafter versions of the same story that end up crammed into the final version that readers enjoy. I fly by the seat of my pants, as they say. My stories and my characters tell me where to go, I go by my gut. 

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I write psychological thrillers and suspense. I’ve always loved it. As soon as I was old enough I read true crime, thrillers, crime novels. And the psychological always drew me in. The strange and amazing things the human mind can do, especially if that mind is twisted or diseased in some way or another. That coupled with my experiences with the mentally ill and the monsters that humanity hides (thanks to my years in 911), it all came together into the perfect storm. 

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I never know how to answer this question. I’d love to see one of my books on the big screen, and my new release (MINE, coming out February 26th) has had multiple comments relating it to the movies, but I struggle with books to movies as most avid readers do. I’d be hard pressed to sit and sort through actors.

But Johnny Depp, I love him. I’d cast him anywhere. 

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I love audio books. I’ve been on a Stephen King kick lately, pouring through book after book of his. Caroline Kepnes and her YOU series (the books) blew me away. My favorite book from 2021 was The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica. I’ve read a couple of her books, I’ve never been disappointed. 

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m currently finishing up Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. As far as his books go, this one isn’t my favorite. Its great, don’t get me wrong, but not one I’d put in my top five. My favorite of his so far is The Shining.  

Anyone interested in my full reading list can visit my website at any time. I blog book reviews for every book I read! 

9: What is your favourite book and why?

To Kill a MockingBird, forever and always. I’ve read it so many times, and can’t wait for my kids to be old enough that I can read it to them. I love the relationship in the book between the kids and the mysterious Boo Radley down the street. The whole book is just amazing and reminds me of my childhood and English class. I loved English and secretly loved it when we were given books as reading assignments. I read this book as an assignment for 6th grade English, I believe. 

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Write. Just write and write and write. Find your voice, take the time to perfect your story telling and structure. Listen to your editors, remember that it’s ok to start over. We’ve all done it. 

Above all else, don’t give up. If you are dying to be a writer it’s because you were born with a calling to tell stories. You are a story teller. Don’t give up. You can do this. 

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

I’m most often found on TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@rachaeltamayowrites

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rtamayo2004

Twitter: @rtamayo2004

You can always reach me via my website: www.RachaelTamayowrites.com 

About the Author:

Rachael is a multi-award-winning author. International bestseller, and love of all things dark and twisted. Rachael lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and children.

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