Featured Interview With Trinity Hanrahan
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born in the panhandle of Florida. My father was in the Air Force. Shortly after, he retired and took a position with a company overseas. I grew up in Turkey and Japan and traveled extensively. I’ve lived all over, but am now in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area.
I am currently owned by two animals. One is a cat; Fred, better known as ‘The Old Man’. He’s twelve years old now, been through hell, has lost an eye, broken/dislocated his jaw and is as cranky as can be. He has me well-trained to cater to his every whim.
The other is a young German Shepherd named Stoeger. He’s spoiled rotten, thinks he’s human, pretends he can’t understand a word I say, but I highly suspect he knows exactly what he’s being told and is choosing to ignore me. He back talks like he’s one of the kids and listens about as well as one of my teenagers too.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Since I grew up on an extremely remote base in Turkey, there wasn’t an abundance of entertainment. Our only option was to read. And boy, did we read! We read the classics: Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, Gulliver’s Travels… We read comic books, we read romance novels, we read science fiction; anything and everything, we read it over there.
When I ran out of things to read, I started writing my own stories. I was probably around twelve or so when my imagination began to overflow and I started putting words to paper and weaving my own tales. They started as fantasy stories of knights on quests with wizards helping them and over the years morphed into thriller and mysteries. For a short while I even wrote fan fiction, playing around with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Men, Supernatural, Terminator and several movies.
Finally, in 2011, my mother and husband encouraged me to officially start writing my own original stories to eventually publish. The first one, Pivotal Moments, took me almost three and a half years to complete, but I did it. It was the greatest feeling of my life, typing those words: The End.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love to read romance, especially contemporary romance. Other genres I enjoy reading are science fiction, horror and thriller/mystery. I tend to stick to the New Adult age range, but branch out occasionally. Some of my favorite authors that I love and will buy every time I see them release something new are Bob Mayer, Dan Brown, Jenika Snow, Madison Faye, J. Lynn, Terri Anne Browning, Dean Koontz and Stephen King.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Decisive Moments is the second book of my In Time series. It picks up where Pivotal Moments leaves off, continuing Aislinn and Teagan’s journey into college. We learn more about Teagan’s past in this book and how it will affect their relationship. We also see how college will impact the two of them, most importantly, Aislinn.
Decisive Moments took me almost two years to write, simply because I wanted it to be ‘right’. I wanted the voices to be strong and true. I wanted their experiences to ring true as well. Which was funny, due to the fact one character took on a life of his own and almost stole the show! But you’ll have to read it to see who it is…
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