Bryl R. Tyne Interview

I am delighted to be speaking with author Bryl R. Tyne today. Thanks for chatting with us today Bryl and welcome to FAR!

To start, will you please tell us a little bit about Divinity, your first release with Riptide Publishing?

Divinity is a vampire/paranormal/romantic comedy where vampire/night security guard Martin Hayes is quite happy with his current life, until his past suddenly comes back to haunt him. New night janitor Dylan Mesmer with fiery orange hair and a bottomless supply of orange suckers-a treat Martin finds himself suddenly addicted to-waltz into Martin's life, bringing magic, memories of a love long forgotten, and declarations of picking up where they'd once left off.

What was your inspiration for Divinity?
I wanted to write a vampire tale for the season and I like funny. So I thought of the one thing one would most likely never catch a vampire eating, and I came up with candy.

What is a typical day like for you?
Wake up at 5am, answer emails, write, promo, write, emails, promo, write, emails…. EDJ. …get home, talk to boys about homework, emails, write, promo, write, promo, write, write, write, go to sleep around 1am.

When did you decide to take "pen in hand" and write with the intent to publish?
April 2008, after my youngest (4 at the time) declared he was this mighty warrior with long, flowing black hair, wielding a big sword, and bigger shield in a past life. Sparked my creativity much!

Do you have any special rituals to help you get in the mood to write?
SILENCE, while I prepare (have to get into character). Usually, I am having my coffee made and delivered to my desk while this takes place, then BAM! music, full blast (usually in my earbuds) so I don't fall out of character while I write.

Do you have any bad writing habits?
Procrastination, and I tend to see the scenes like a movie, hence, they often flow onto the paper disjointed, like rapid-fire briefs, like a movie.

What is the biggest misconception about being an author?
That it's easy and that you'll become rich. Pfft. Neither of the above for $200.

What is one thing you would like your readers to know about you?
I'm not as scary as I look.

Everyone has a different perspective on "getting away from it all" and a good book often helps to satisfy an escapist urge. As a reader or an author, what are the essential elements for you in good escapist reading?
An author must be able to suspend disbelief. If for a second I'm jarred out of the story with a wtf-ckery moment or a TSTL character, that's it. It's over. Book's closed. The end.

Congratulations! You just won a year off from work to travel anywhere in the world and write the story of your dreams. Where do you go, what type of book do you write, and what's the title?
Wow. I don't know, honestly. Both lonely mountain getaway and the beaches of Rio de Janeiro come to mind. Either place, but my book would definitely reflect the place I ended up at. If in the mountains, I'd write about contemporary gay cowboys, and the title would be have a southwestern US feel to it. If in Rio, I'd write a trans story, and there'd be lots of modern influences along with societal issues, and I'd throw in a dash of romantic comedy to keep it appealing. The title would most likely end up on the humorous side.

You have 3 wishes, what are they?
World…… PEACE (Hah! You thought I was going to say domination, didn't ya?), immortality, the ability to feel love.

Do you have a website or blog where readers can learn more about you and your works?
You can find anything you'd ever want to know about me (and probably more than you dared to know) at If that doesn't do it for you, I welcome you to email me.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer some questions for us today Bryl!

Interviewed by: Tammy