Thursday 17 February 2022

A Slice of Cake With... Georgia Tingley

Today I am delighted to have a slice of cake with author Georgia Tingley. 

Georgia has lived in various countries while growing up – India, England, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. She calls Western Australia home, living near some of the best beaches in Australia.

In her downtime, she loves to read, watch TV shows and movies, do crafts and get into the garden. Swimming and snorkelling are favorite pastimes, and she tries to swim laps at every opportunity.

With a caravan at their disposal, she and her husband love to travel around Australia and get away at least every couple of months to see all that this wide, red land has to offer. 

Please feel free to say g’day!

What kind of books do you write?

I have a series called Angel Calling which features angelic beings that come down to Earth to help humans by restoring justice, helping them learn to cope with paranormal powers, and fight evil including Justice & An Unholy Gift.

I also write a series called Mature Love which features women over the age of 35. It highlights how they cope with ageing and finding true love after divorce, grown children, childlessness, etc. Having Faith & All The Dumb Things

I’ve been involved in an anthology series with a paranormal holiday theme called A Perfectly Paranormal … with five other Australian authors. The stories are fun, sexy, and quirky - A Perfectly Paranormal Valentine and A Perfectly Paranormal Halloween

I wrote a Christmas novella, Whistler Wonderland, that won Romance Writers of Australia Book of the Year – the Ruby Award, in 2020. 

My local writing centre puts out an anthology each year with different themes and I’ve entered short stories – under 3,000 words in these. Two horror tales and one humorous one.

Can you describe your writing why?

I’m no different than any other author in that I’ve always loved to read and that progressed to writing stories and then books. The creating process is my absolute favourite, I love to work out all the details, the emotions, the crafting of the plots and subplots, the conflict and resolution. Taking a reader on a journey without leaving their home is my drug of choice. 

Share with us your favourite passage from the book you enjoyed writing the most

From Justice

Outstretched arms were raised toward the moon, and a golden glowing aura surrounded his body. Spiraling downward and touching the ground, it rapidly covered the short distance to encircle the grave. He looked to the heavens once more with arms spanned to either side. An energy source not known to mankind enveloped his body and raised him inches off the ground. 

Infused with an unearthly power, he lowered, his feet now once more in contact with the ground. Fingers spread, he positioned a hand over the grave and focused his power, willing its secrets to be revealed.  

The bones gradually started to ease from their resting place and rise. Thick rubble dropped away, soil and small clumps of dirt and rock falling back into the grave. Unearthed, and encased by a gilded veil, a small childlike skeletal body was released, floating above its burial bed. His eyes locked onto the form.

Tell us about your latest project

My story - All Hallows Forever, is one of five in the latest paranormal romance anthology I’m involved in called, A Perfectly Paranormal Halloween. The story has two parts to it and begins in 1828 then fast forwards to the present day. This is the blurb – 

1828 – Bryn Doyle is dying. Against his wife’s wishes, he answers an advertisement for experimental therapy from which he emerges irrevocably and completely altered. Returning home on All Hallows Eve - a night when the doorway to the ‘otherworld’ is opened, he makes a fatal mistake. Controlled by a wild bloodlust, the night ends with tragic consequences. A powerful warlock offers a solution – but it’s one that comes with an endless cycle of love followed by devastating loss – every reincarnation on 31st October.

Present Day – Deciding he can’t do it anymore; Bryn begs the warlock to break the spell - this Hallows Eve will be the last. But something is different about this time – can the complete opposite to everything he expected be just perfect?

What is your favourite cake?

I’m going to be pretty boring here, but my favourite cake is Sara Lee Pound Cake! Unfortunately, they don’t sell it anymore in Australia! Boo :( After that it would have to be a Chocolate Orange Jaffa Cake – it’s what I had as my wedding cake.

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