Author Q&A: Tyler Wittkofsky

Tyler and I have never met in real life, but we know each other on Twitter from the writing community there. He has a new book coming out on June 1, 2021 called The Seeds of Love. You can pre-order it at the link. It’s book one in the Sunflower Kisses series.

Tell me about the book and what inspired you to write it.

The book’s title is The Seeds of Love: Sunflower Kisses Book 1. It is a romance novel based in South Carolina. Fresh out of college, Clay Dabrowski is finally in a good spot in his life. Backed by his support systems, he has his sights on a new job and loving friends and family by his side. The future looks bright. Then he meets fiery-red haired Bailey Childe, a college soccer player from a loving family. Dealing with a rocky relationship, she changes Clay’s world,and quickly shakes up all of his plans. Together they forge a path neither believed was possible. But it leaves Clay wondering, is everything as perfect as it seems?

What genre do you write most and why?

Funny thing is, I don’t stick to one genre. My first book, (Not) Alone, is more of a New Adult story. My second published work was Coffee, Alcohol, and Heartbreak: A Poetry Collection. I’ve written in fantasy for the former Darkened Veil Universe project. I have a young adult novel in the works as well. I do have plans for a five book series, starting with The Seeds of Love, so my genre will probably be romance for a bit.

What scenes or themes are the most difficult?

Some of the scenes were hard to write because I’ve been in the spot the character is in. This isn’t a happily ever after romance novel. There are up and downs, ebbs and flows, for both characters. But it’s real. It hits you hard because you can relate to it.

Explain your writing process. Plotter or pantser, etc.

Definitely a plotter. I had the outline for all five of the Sunflower Kisses books written before I ever started the first book. I have family trees, spreadsheets with character details. So yeah, I plot a lot.

What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?

Even though I am pretty open about it, I would say the fact that I am bipolar. Most people equate bipolar with crazy, sadly. So, when I’m out here, seemingly doing good in my life, writing, working, spending time with my family, people don’t realize the fight that I’m going through every waking minute with my own mind. I’ve been open about it to raise awareness and show people that it doesn’t limit your success.

Do you want to talk about past or future projects? And share any links you wish to.

(Not) Alone is the story of Henry Hovishky, a recent college graduate who is exploring life one step at a time. Already in his young career, he is the winner of multiple awards and recognitions. He is soon to be married to the girl of his dreams. His best friends are more than friends, they’re family. His family supports him and raises him up. And yet, he can’t help but feel alone. How can someone who seemingly has everything be so alone? Everything seems to be great in his life on the outside, but this story shows the truth of Henry’s life. He struggles with depression, anger issues, severe anxiety, and bipolar disorder. With so many successes in his life, he still fights an uphill battle every day.

Coffee, Alcohol, and Heartbreak is my debut poetry collection. Spanning a four year period, I wrote these poems in my darkest of times as an escape from reality. From happiness to darkness, these poems range the emotional spectrum connecting those with their inner self.

Here is a link to Tyler’s Author page at Amazon. I wish him all the best. I know from being a part of the Darkened Veil Universe project that he is incredibly talented, and he deserves all the best! Grab a copy of The Seeds of Love!

Until next time, indie authors need your support more than ever. Most of their books are available for free with Kindle Unlimited and leaving a review helps them catch a new reader’s eye and make people more likely to give their work a try. Thank you for supporting independent authors. Many blessings! Michelle

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