Tanya Sands is the pseudonym of a stay-at-home mom who, having written but not published short stories for years, finally took the leap and published her passion. When she’s not writing she’s raising her 2 young boys and 3 furbabies while her husband supports them all by driving all over the country as a long haul truck driver. She is the youngest of 6 and a proud vet of the US Air Force. She’s also the granny to a beautiful boy and has another grandbaby on the way.
She was born on a military base in Hawaii and grew up in Upstate NY. Living in the Dallas, TX area she is proud to call her new state home!
Q. Do you have a set schedule for writing, or are you one of those who writes only when they feel inspired?
I don’t have a set schedule. However, the document I happen to be working on at the time is open on my laptop pretty much 24/7. That way when something comes to me, I can write.
Q. Do your novels carry a message?
In my Chasers series and the upcoming Inked Chasers trilogy, all my female heroines are curvy women. The only message my books carry is that it shouldn’t matter your size, color or sex. Love is up for grabs for everyone.
Q. How much of yourself do you put into your books?
I see myself in every one of my heroines, even if in a small way. My husband has read my 1st book and he said my Randa Michaels is so much like me it’s uncanny.
Q. You write using a pseudonym can you tell us why you chose to write under a pseudonym?
While I’m sure some authors might worry about an unsavory fan, I guess it never occurred to me. My reasoning was merely because I didn’t think my real name was very interesting.
Q. You’re a veteran of the US Air Force how have you incorporated that into your writing?
Through my parents, I learned that being the best person you could be (to yourself and to others) is very important. This carried over into my military life. I took a lot of pride in how I acted, how I treated others as I saw it a reflection of my branch of service and didn’t want to dishonor it. I guess I try and make my characters the same, the best THEY can be. Now, that’s not to say that I and THEY don’t have flaws, but generally speaking I try to keep them to behaving like good people.
Q. Is there anything you are currently working on that may intrigue the interest of your readers?
My Chasers series is about ½ written and I’m hoping to continue it in a different city. However, I do have a couple of standalone stories that I’m working on. One is a younger woman/older man idea and the other is an MC with a mafia feel to it.
(Chasers BBW Series) Book 5 (The Chasers)
by Tanya Sands (Author)
**All royalties from the sales of this book to be donated to Honor the Sacrifice, an organization that aids military veterans and their families.**
Bradley Michaels moves to the west coast to be closer to his family. Through a military commitment he meets a young woman who immediately grabs his interest. Thinking they have a connection, he is shocked when he sees her with someone from his past.
Kellee Drake snags a great opportunity to not only be part of a great charity fundraiser for Honor the Sacrifice but a chance to get her name out there. Through this gig she meets two guys and is instantly attracted to both. Thinking the worst of herself, it isn’t until the three of them are together that things get curiously interesting.
Ayden Jones lost his best friend in high school over a relationship. Or rather a lack thereof. But the suggestion freaked his friend out. Years later a simple photo shoot brings them together.
Can Bradley and Ayden mend their friendship and find love with Kellee? Can Kellee come to terms with her feelings for both men?