Summer books, banners, baseball & more

Hi readers, friends, followers:

I created a few new banners for my series as well as discovered you can create a picture slideshow on here, and updated my Get to Know Tia section which includes my book and film favorites (check it out) and share yours if you wish 

linked below:

https://tiabradyauthor.com/get-to-know-tia/

My three book Crime Caper (one and two) is available

and I’m excited to report that I received my first review (5 stars) for my 2nd book on  Amazon.

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Book three Hard To Hold (the final) for this series will be released in the winter

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and I will also be creating a slideshow of a variety of my favorite images
under the Get to Know Tia tab when I get the chance, but I did update my About section and included a favorite photo of my dad in a baseball pitching pose the photo on the left:  base dad

he was a phenomenal pitcher

I also added some new stuff to my playlists. Check out my favorite version of the “Everybody Wants to be a Cat” song which was part of the inspiration behind choosing Katie as my heroines name (since my series is bobcat, creature, and mountain lion themed). It’s on my Real Time playlist on my Author YouTube.

& if you missed my previous update below — it includes a favorite summer read, concert and more:

 

a concert look I really like for my upcoming Weezer/ Pixies concert this weekend

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A frugal find with one of my all time favorite books

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and a friend of mine was sharing a favorite book cover a day on her social media

below is (one of mine):

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As well as one of my most anticipated reads:

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I will have more to share soon in the meantime

One more banner

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And the

REVIEW

of my 2nd book from Amazon:

The puzzle of the necklace stolen by the Rock Star

“I ordered the book as soon as it was available. The puzzle of the necklace stolen by the rock star from her best friend and Katie’s preoccupation with the rock star lead to more complications. I’m wondering which love interest Katie will end up with. Am looking forward to Book Three.”

https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Ringer-Katie-REAL-TIME/dp/1982942576/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532025865&sr=8-1&keywords=TIA+BRADY

Thanks for reading & following —

have a great weekend!

 Tia

 

 

Saturday the 14th!

BOOK PLANS, SCHEDULE, & MORE

IT’S

SATURDAY THE 14TH (well, a smidgeon after midnight) so we’ll pretend

and not quite the same as Friday the 13th (if you are superstitious), but close since a parody of that film

and it’s summer. The weather has been gorgeous and

(I wanted to update yesterday

but I didn’t have a chance)

because when I finally got home after a long day and sat down last night,

I started watching the TV show Nikita again on Netflix. It’s one of my favorite shows, so instead of updating or going to sleep which is what I needed to do, I stayed up pretty late watching that.

Lyndsy Fonseca is great as Alex, and I really like her with Owen
(I added a favorite clip of them to my favorites playlists). I could easily see actress Lyndsy Fonseca portraying my heroine…

a pic of her with actor Shane West

from Season One

lyndsy fonseca and shane west nikita

And as I mentioned previously my books are being updated

some minor things were changed and that particular update is complete, and both of my books are available and will be, but there is more going on with my series which I will share when the new editions for book one and two are complete…

 I should have those release dates within a couple weeks.

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I’m still figuring some things out while making some final author and book decisions.

I’m also planning on attending some book conventions within the year and next. So I hope to meet some new authors, readers, and anyone who participates in those kinds of things. I will be sharing that information as I know it.

And as I mentioned previously, book three Hard To Hold — will be released in the winter

and will complete my Dead Ringer mystery series

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with a possible prequel and spinoff, and my book party

will be around the time of that release, at a venue with live entertainment.

I’m also in the middle of moving, packing, and cleaning out my house —

Which includes throwing stuff out, boxing up, and more — with some vacation in between, and then it will be time for house fixups.

Moving is such a huge process — and takes a lot of work,
so I probably won’t be completely moved out until spring, which will be here before I know it since so much to do,  but I’m lucky I can take my time if I wish.

So today I wanted to share how I decided on

my main characters name

Naming my heroine:

 I originally chose the name Sarah because I wanted to use a common name and partially because I loved the TV Show Buffy from the 90’s, and Sarah is the name of the actress who played Buffy…

So my books were almost titled:

“A Dead Ringer for Sarah”  which is mentioned

 in my book one Rock Star

But after looking up different covers and versions of the song “Everybody wants to be a Cat” from the film Aristocrats (since my series is Bobcat and Mountain Lion themed) I decided on the name Katie which works well with the nicknames offered for cats to tie in with the theme.

My favorite version of that song is on one of my playlists sung by songstress Jade Williams aka Sunday Girl…

 I also created one of my

Supporting Characters

OLIVER 

(Katie’s younger brother)

loosely based on one of my best friends whom I refer to as B —

in my book two Real Time dedication.

He is (a film Encyclopedia) and

there are really no words to describe how grateful I am for all his patience with any questions I’ve had while writing — and in every day life.

 He is awesome, and B stands for
Brilliant and the Best…

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You Rock B!

And finally, one of my most anticipated concerts is in a week, and I’m super excited for it. I’m also supposed to go to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday but don’t know if I can swing the beach with my schedule, maybe for a few days — regardless

my recommended beach read is Gidget by Frederick Kohner

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He supposedly wrote the book based on his daughters shenanigans and trips to Malibu. I would love to meet her.

Loved the movie too. I think I first saw the film in the 90’s and thought Moondoggie was incredibly charming, played by actor James Darren, and I could really relate to the character Gidget played by Sandra Dee — for being the smallest of size and for being the only gal in the group a lot of the time. Such a cute romantic summer flick. Going to the beach has always been a tradition in my family…

Well, it’s after midnight and I have a full schedule tomorrow so I’m signing off but I wanted to share a quote I love, because good advice:

“Hug and kiss whoever helped you – financially, mentally, morally, emotionally – to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you’re too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.”   Stephen King

Okay, that’s it for tonight.

I was going to include reader’s questions this time, but too long of an update, so next time.

Hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying their summer.

Thanks for reading and following.

Tia

An Announcement!

My books are being updated:

I should have more information — about the updated release dates for both 

within a week or two, some minor things so those dates won’t be that far off…

Book Three will still be released within the year:

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I’m also in the midst of moving so a very time consuming schedule…

 But I will have more news to share about my series — in the next update, really good news! And I will be updating periodically about a variety of things!

IN THE MEANTIME

The pic on the left was when I was in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium for work I’m the photographer (not in the picture) — and the other is also Mood Related

so sharing…

And a writing quote from one of my favorite Authors and

Storytellers Stephen King:

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Thanks for reading!!!

Tia

Congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MY GIVEAWAY WINNER 

Bridgett W.

& below is Location Inspiration from BOOK ONE Rock Star!

Washington Dulles International Airport 

 Definitely a favorite airport (love the Architecture) by Designer and Architect Eero Saarinen…

was there to pic up my boss and for a photo shoot

Author fun fact:

I was a Flight Attendant for United Airlines briefly, before deciding the idea was better than the reality..

Dulles airport was also the setting for one of my favorite films “Die Hard 2”. And although Dulles was the setting for the film, it was not filmed there. The movie was actually filmed at two different airports, LAX & a now closed airport in Denver…

I will also have answers to reader’s questions and more!

And if you haven’t gotten a chance to check out my up close and personal Interview for book two with musician and entertainer Kavan, scroll on over to the Rock & Roll Interview Two tab and check it out. It was a lot of fun…

https://tiabradyauthor.com/tias-behind-the-scenes-2/

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Now I’m off to mail a few copies of my book & the giveaway…

Thanks for reading, Tia

BOOK TWO!

IT’S RELEASE DAY 

And my hardback copies should be available soon…

if not already (and as I mentioned previously some hopefully corrected mishaps)… but

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all should be okay for my Blitz on Monday…

“A Dead Ringer for Katie REAL TIME!

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Barnes & Noble Nook

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-dead-ringer-for-katie-real-time-tia-brady/1128818879?ean=2940161991046

Amazon paperback

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982942576/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528129831&sr=1-1

You can find my book links under Books on here — or on my About the Author page…

And there will be an interview posted by Blitz day on June 4, 2018

 the Blitz lasts for five days. So stop on by…

I’m really looking forward to sharing my newest interview…

This particular Entertainer also compliments the theme of my book and series nicely. Plus, I really enjoyed getting to know a little more about him –and as I mentioned before I always learn something new about music and more, and you will to. I will link his interview when posted…

INTERVIEW

https://tiabradyauthor.com/tias-behind-the-scenes-2/

& Even though this is a Spring Release — I’m going to consider this my Summer Themed Interview & Book Release since summer is right around the corner…

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I will also link the Giveaway — where you can enter when it begins. Probably on an update next week. Or I will add it here…

GIVEAWAY

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251232487/

which will include — a coffee mug, a hard copy of my book two, a mini-poster of the cover of book two, a music cd with an item from my interviewee…

Also if you want to check out why I originally decided to include the interview segment I posted it on my September 19th blog update (one of them) since I had two that day (it’s the first one) which explains some of my reasons…one of the main one’s being for mood, and to share good music and entertainment, and for fun since a Rock Band and Rock Star themed book…

Well that’s it for today. I plan on enjoying the outdoors as much as I can, with some vacation time and travel this pic was from a few weeks ago and a favorite place

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Hope everyone has a great Saturday…

And Thanks for reading!

Tia

 

Schedule, Excerpt & More!

TEA TIME

I’m overwhelmed with my schedule, so I may update one more time before my book’s release on June 2, 2018…

I really need some days off, a spa week would be nice because (I want to feel pretty)!

This sums it up…

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Editing, editing, and more editing (and tonight I will be editing) again

So it’s a date with my computer and coffee…

All the while trying to figure out Social Media…I finally broke down and asked someone for help…I swear I wear myself out trying to figure and do everything on my own…

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I’d much rather be outdoors (above)…

AND ALL WORK & NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY right?…

So, I did take time to watch Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver an (incredible movie)

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 Edgar Wright is a favorite director of mine, who also directed the Scott Pilgrim movie, another great film & favorite with a similar vibe

I loved the movie so much I added a clip from it to my favorites playlist (on my Author YouTube) check it if you get a chance…

The SONG

And some upcoming author and music related events:

EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO & WORK

(I make lists) keeps me on track (My frugal find) list maker’s for One Dollar at Target

(in their bargain bin)

Live Concerts & Shows, a Book Party, Travel & Trips (new & old), Photo Shoots, collaborating with new colleagues…

Fashion week, On location inspiration video shoots, new Author Photo’s to be taken out of town (which is book location inspiration), get together’s with friends, and more. I’m hoping to share some of the author events…

    And Below are some personal pics (of my house) the backyard where I saw a bobcat (sorry no pic of the bobcat) and a beautiful owl landed on my deck a couple of times recently (I will try to get pics). He just sat there looking beautiful. So many creatures in my neck of the woods (just like my book) would love to do a Big Year…

My house reminds me of one of my favorite scary movies written by Director & Writer extraordinaire Joss Whedon…

CABIN IN THE WOODS

What do you think? Definitely a cabin in the woods vibe (although my house is in a neighborhood)…

Cabin is in my top 100 films…

FINALLY an Excerpt (the final one) for my upcoming book two (June 2, 2018)!

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I may create one more but most likely won’t have the time until after my book is out…

And advice…

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Not so sure if that’s true (development) has been interesting,

but it is good advice cause ignorance is bliss

Thanks for reading & following!

Hope everyone has a good week…

XOXO Tia

FULL HARDBACK COVER & MORE!

BELOW IS THE BEAUTIFUL HARDBACK COVER WITH FLAPS!

for Book Two (which will be sold at Barnes & Noble) on June 2, 2018

A DEAD RINGER FOR KATIE REAL TIME!

Adobe Photoshop PDF

& bonus BOOK LOOK WITH A DRINK

TO MATCH THE COVER…

purple book drink

Above is actress Rachel Bilson (not my pic) but love the scarf with plum sweater, black boots, leggings and purse (a great book look)

to match my cover…

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Cheers to a good week!

XOXO Tia