Writing Business

Tips from the Pros: Tiffany Amber Stockton

"SundinGreetings from Sarah Sundin, currently in gorgeous Monterey for a retreat! But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to interview Tiffany Amber Stockton. Tiff is my website designer (Eagle Designs), a multi-talented and creative woman who talked me through a gazillion of my techno-idiot moments. She and her husband, Stuart Stockton – also an author – put together a fabulous interactive map on my website which is getting lots of raves. But Tiff is more than a techno-whiz – she’s a multi-published author of historical romances, with two new releases this month!

Tiff, how did you get into writing?

I have been writing since grade school, dabbling here and there in fiction and nonfiction, but it wasn’t until 2002, at age 26 and attending my first writers’ conference, that I realized I wanted to pursue this as a professional career.

How many books do you have published?

My first book sold in 2006 and at present, twelve books in print bear my name, with one more releasing in March 2013. My two releases this month are Stealing Hearts, book 2 in the Brandywine Brides series, and Colonial Courtships, a novella collection with fellow CANer Laurie Alice Eakes, and two other authors, Carla Olson Gade and Lisa Karon Richardson.

"CANHow did you get your first book contract?

That came as a result of Jim and Tracie Peterson taking a chance on me as a new author. I sat down with Jim in 2004 at the Denver ACFW conference, and through a series of negotiations as well as revisions, the book I pitched to him sold in 2006.