Authors reveal the images that inspired 100,000 words
THIS WEEK: Tara Lyons reveals how the view from the safety of her home sparked a chilling crime thriller…
Tara is a crime/psychological thriller author from London, UK. Turning 30 in 2015 propelled her to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. In the Shadows is Tara’s debut solo novel published in March 2016. She co-wrote The Caller and Web of Deceit: A DI Sally Parker novella with New York Times bestselling author, M.A Comley. In August 2016 Tara signed a two-book contract with Bloodhound Books. The second book in the DI Hamilton series, No Safe Home, was published in January 2017. When she’s not writing, Tara can be found at a local Wacky Warehouse stuck in the ball-pit with her young, energetic son.
I’ve never thought where I live was very inspiring. Yes, London Town is beautiful, and has many views to be admired, but I don’t live in the heart of the city. I live a tube ride away, actually at the end of the line, and can see nothing of its charm from my bedroom window. There are no lakes, or oceans surrounding my office, and it feels like forever since the sky was clear blue, and the sun shone through my window. I’ve always thought it’s these settings that must be the most inspiring locations to write from.
Yet, without even thinking about it, the location of one of my character’s homes in my latest novel, No Safe Home, is mine… TO READ ON, CLICK HERE