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Cecile Tellier, author of Tales from the Hollow, tells all today at Readeropolis. Check out her author questions and answers set below.

Tales from the Hollow is a collection of two novellas that take place in the town of Fey Hollow.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW  


What is something unique/quirky about you?
Most people who know me would say I’m very quirky overall, however the one that surprises most people is usually my absolute love of roller skating. 
Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
I almost hit Keith Urban with a wheelchair in a casino once…before I knew who he was.  I was very apologetic and he was very sweet. 
What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
-Authors top 10-
1)    Christine Feehan
2)    Diana Gabaldon
3)    J.R. Ward
4)    Laurell K. Hamilton
5)    Sherrilyn Kenyon
6)    Gena Showalter
7)    Grace Draven
8)    Lora Leigh
9)    Sylvia Day
10)  Scott Hildreth

What inspired you to write this book?
Fae and I frequently went for walks in a cul-du-sac where there was a car with a vanity plate that had “Fang” in it.  We joked about what would happen in a neighborhood of supernatural characters.  Then it got stuck in our brain and we made it happen.
Where were you born/grew up at?
I actually was born and raised in Lowell, Ma which is not very far from Salem.  My parents converted to Wicca when I was twelve and I spent a large amount of my time as a teen doing tarot card readings.
What book do you think everyone should read?
One of my favorite books of all time is Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther.  It’s a sad memoir but something that has stuck with me throughout time.  I would like to think it helped form some of my parenting philosophies.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
I used to joke “When I’m Queen” as a kid, but I think I would be a tired ruler.  I would likely try to be all things to all people and at the end of the day that’s not easy.  I’d try to be fair and kind at the end of the day.
What are you passionate about these days?
Photography and writing, which have been big areas of passion for me since I could articulate them.  I also love music, and will often be involved in promoting various friends who are also musicians.  
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Try not to judge me but I frequently watch either documentaries that are completely depressing or I will watch stand-up comedy specials.  Often this will involve a glass of fermented grapes or a cold beer…
How to find time to write as a parent?
When they were younger I found any pocket of time to write that I could.  This typically meant either waiting until they were in bed or hiding in my home office after dinner.  Now that they are older, I simply tell them I need writing time and they often are busy doing their own things.  I would caution that having some balance in there and planning family time in is also important.  
What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?  
I made the decision to be an author at five years old.  I’ve never strayed it was simply a matter of it being the right time.  I waited until I was in a position in life to dedicate a large amount of time to writing.  The first book I published through Siren was the first story I’d ever written as a teenager. 
Advice you would give new authors?
Much like anything new, don’t take everyone’s advice!  Not everyone’s methods or secrets will work for you.  Do not look for the quick success, instead keep writing and making a brand. 

What are you currently reading? 
Sadly nothing, I am on a moratorium from reading until all of my current projects are completed.  I did preorder the next J.R. Ward released but that won’t be out until April 2018.
How long have you been writing?
I began writing fiction at five years old after I was gifted with a child’s Thom Thumb typewriter for a birthday gift.  I would type on it so much that my parents struggled to keep me in ink. 
What is your writing process? For instance, do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?   
I am what one calls a pantser.  I typically know the story before I ever start writing, I know how long I want my chapters to be, and I just go in.  I do not outline nor do I typically put the chapters out ahead of time. 

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
I tend to dream all of my stories ahead of time, which means they come to me at the same time.

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book? 
I may research combat, career specifics, locations, or historical information depending on the book I’m writing.  This is why many authors guard their search history.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Feisty, hyper, kind, fun, loud.


Tales From the Hollow
by Cecile Teller and Fae Harlow
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Tales from the Hollow is a collection of two novellas that take place in the town of Fey Hollow.

Blood Falls 

by Fae Harlow

Vampire Christopher Brandon keeps mortal Hazel Abbot at a comfortable distance. The accident-prone human is an unlikely potential, and while he can't allow her to come to harm, he's desperate to maintain the space between them. When danger begins to stalk Fey Hollow and Hazel appears to be at its center, they must trust in the bond they share or risk losing more than their lives.

Blood, Skin, and Bones 
by Cecile Tellier
Crow shifter Odoacer has spent the last twenty five years working and living in Fey Hollow. Despite the usual Vampire presence he has had no excitement other than collecting his valuable treasures. That is until he meets Sive during the Hollow's supernatural holiday gathering. Part Witch, Part Vampire, and all trouble she has come to town to celebrate and inadvertently may have brought chaos down on all Odoacer holds dear. Together they will work together to combat a darkness that is threatening to take over the town, and possibly find more than they bargained for in each other, if they can survive.






Cecile Tellier holds Masters degrees in Special Education as well as Criminal Justice: Law. She lives in upstate NY with her husband and two children. She got her start in writing as early as high school and has been published in poetry anthologies and freelance erotica . Cecile is part of a wonderfully supportive critique group lovingly referred to as the Round Robbins. Cecile believes that everything in life that can be accomplished should and has endeavored to live up to this whether it was starting a flat track Roller Derby league or writing the next great romance novel.






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