Saturday, March 12, 2016

Interview with Author Tiffany Rose


I'd like to welcome Tiffany Rose to the blog today. She writes a science fiction story titled Bone Diggers on Wattpad. She will also be releasing her novel Hello World (the first in an adult science fiction series) in the fall, from Pandamoon Publishing.

1. For those that don't know, tell us a little about your writing and how you feel it fits the LGBT+ spectrum?

My bio reads, “I write about magical girls and the morally gray”, but what would be more accurate is I write LGBT+ leads. Every novel coming out, or currently on my to be written list has main character representation. Bone Diggers has a bisexual lead, Hello World has an asexual lead. I also have a fairytale retelling with an aromantic lead, and another video game inspired story with a demi-girl lead. I think it’s important to show LGBT+ characters, and the diversity within the spectrum. Readers will also find representation scattered throughout, but having ignored groups telling the stories is especially important, even in heavy science fiction or fantasy.

2. What are some of your favorite LGBT+ books and authors?
This year, I’ve decided to read exclusively works with LGBT+ characters or
authors on that spectrum. I just finished reading From Under The Mountain by Cait Spivey. It was wonderful to read high fantasy with representation, but without the sexist and harmful tropes I normally have to ignore. Other favorites this year include anything by Rachel Sharp. I’m on my third book from her right now.  
3. Your website states that you do design as well as write. Do you design your own covers? What is some work you have done in the past?

I do! Sometimes authors have zero say in their cover design, but thankfully so far I’ve gotten say (or complete say) in the matter. That is in large part because of the indie and wattpad elements. But, I’ve even been known to make a cover before I’ve written down official words. Sometimes because of NaNoWriMo and sometimes because it’s just fun. The Bone Diggers cover was designed by me, and you can find several more covers at Design Over Chaos.

4. You also run a Tumblr website all about asexuality. What made you start this? What information can people find on this site?

Fuck Yeah Asexual was originally created to help me figure out my own feelings on the matter. It was a way I could collect little posts about asexuality and share them in a way that wasn’t outing myself. But now, it’s three years later and the blog is solely around to spread asexual awareness and pride. Most of the site’s popularity came from activist moments, we took a strong stance for asexual, aromantic, and agender inclusion and peopled rallied to protect all a- people. It’s also a continuing reference location for books with asexual characters, articles about intra-community issues, and really anything else asexuality related.  


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Thanks to Tiffany for answering my questions! I love that she has a blog about asexuality, because it's a topic that people tend to forget when thinking of LGBTQIA.


Be sure to keep up with Tiffany and all she is doing at the following places (more links to be found here):

Art Over Chaos website - https://artoverchaos.wordpress.com/

4 comments:

Talk Supe said...

I'm going to confess my ignorance and say I don't know anything about asexuality except if it's related to starfish. I'll be sure to check out her Tumblr account to educate myself.

I also love the morally gay line. So many people are quick to demonize being gay, I strongly disagree because I have gay friends whose moral compasses are better than my non-gay friends.

Lisa Mandina said...

Now that I'm going to start getting more active on Wattpad, I'll have to go check out this book! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Verushka Byrow said...

Bone Diggers sounds so interesting. Weirdly, the first thing that popped into my mind was that it reminded me of Tron.

Lola R said...

That must be awesome to be able to design your own covers and have them look exactly as you want to. I've heard of a few authors who do that, although if you have a good designer who get's your visions that's great too!
I personally haven't read a lot of LGBT+ books, but do pick one up now and then if it catches my attention. Great interview!