1. What were you in your life before you became a writer? Did this influence your writing?
I spent nearly 10 years as a forensic anthropologist before I became a writer. I identified skeletal remains for local police departments and the military. This influenced my writing heavily. My stories tend to lean toward darker subject matter and are sprinkled through with science or history.
2 Are you genre specific or general? Why? I don't mean genres like romance, mystery, fantasy etc. There are many subgenres of the above.
I tend to write thrillers. I’m not sneaky enough to write mystery—my villains are obvious from the start—but I love to write a dark fast-paced story. I used to lean toward YA exclusively, but lately I feel my books might be better aimed at an older audience.
3. Did your reading choices have anything to do with your choice of a genre or genres?
Absolutely! I adored reading Stephen King when I was younger (and getting good and scared!) and a well-done mystery always helped pass the time between digs when I worked for the military.
4. What's your latest release?
My latest release is a repub of my YA thriller, Trajectories, which is the first book in a trilogy. Books We Love has given it a beautiful new cover and I’ve renamed it Hunter’s Moon. I’m excited to say the next two books in the trilogy will be coming out soon too.
5. What are you working on now?
I’m putting the final touches on books two and three in the trilogy so that they can be released fairly soon. I can’t wait to see their new covers!
I’m also putting the finishing touches on another YA thriller as well as just starting an adult thriller.
6. Where can we find you?
I blog about writing, sewing, and life on our farmette at tessgrant.wordpress.com. I also twitter at @tessgrantwrites.