This month we're going to introduce you to one of our authors every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each short interview ends with what they're thankful for because, it is after all almost Thanksgiving, and the time of year when we often reflect.
Let's start the week knowing more about Tiye!
Do you have any crazy roommate stories?
I actually have several crazy roommate stories, though I will share two. I don’t know if I just attract the crazies or maybe I’m the crazy (LOL!). I thought I had the best roommate in the world because she was so giving until I realized she was stealing my money. She was so good that she would buy gifts and borrow from me and pay me back with my own money! I had another roommate who hated me so much and made my life a living hell. After she began to scare me with her unwarranted hatred, I had my other roommate guard the front door, so I could search her room for any evidence that she was out to get me. Luckily, I didn’t find any weapons (whew!), but I did find and read her diary (hey, I was 20 years old) and in it she cursed my name and wished me harm. I ended up in therapy for one session to deal with her foolishness. Literally, my roommate drove me crazy (at least for a moment)…
Do you remember your first crush? What happened with that person?
Yes, and I remember his first and last name and I was in the third grade. Why do you remember first and last name of your classmates? Maybe because it’s how the teachers call the roll or it’s just how we remember our classmates. We definitely don’t say the whole names of people who you meet as an adult. I have no idea what happened to him because I moved to another city when I was in the fifth grade, but I will always remember how excited I was to go to school each day.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I had several horrible jobs just to make ends meet. The worse one or at least the most unbelievable was a telemarketer who sold boats. I’m like who would buy a boat from a random sales person on the phone? Needless to say, I sold no boats and I lasted three whole days before I just didn’t show up to work anymore.
Which celebrity do you shamelessly follow in the news?
Michael B Jordan! I have been a fan since Fruitvale Station and it has been amazing to watch his star shine brighter over the years. I was lucky to attend a party he hosted in New Orleans and it was a blast and he appeared to be humble, friendly, and likeable. And more importantly, he looked even better in person!
Quick answers: Favorite perfume? Happy by Clinique. Favorite ice cream? Don’t like ice cream but if I had to choose because I have had to choose: cherries jubilee. Favorite season? Fall. Favorite color? Purple. Coffee or tea? Tea. Cats or dogs? Cats though I’m allergic.
What are you thankful for?
First, I am thankful that I have a series and a stand-alone novel to be published by GAP in the new year! It’s the perfect way to start off a new year to share my passion with others. I am also thankful for the opportunity to even answer these questions about myself (and I realized I’m not the most romantic person though I love LOVE). Lastly, I am most thankful for and feel very blessed that I have my family, my health, my friends, and most of all this life that I accept with all its beauty and flaws.
Tiye is determined to live her best life and loves to write sensuous, passionate, and racy romance novels. If you want to know more about this author and her stories, she can be found at tiyelovebooks.com and on Instagram at tiye28always.
Come back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to meet another author!
November 5: Chanta Rand
November 7: S. Taylor
November 9: Nyora Rene
November 12: Tiye
November 14: Colette Miller Watkins
November 19: J.L. Campbell
November 21: Delaney Diamond
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