5 Questions with Tara Fuller

Published August 15, 2012 by LS Murphy

Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers​. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North  Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.

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Now on to the FIVE QUESTIONS

 1. What was the spark of inspiration for Inbetween?

Tara: An Edgar Allen Poe quote was where the idea started for me.

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins. Edgar Allen Poe

2. As a huge fan of grim reapers, I can understand the pull, but what draws you to Death?

Tara: I loved the idea of having someone fall in love with the one thing that people are most afraid of. Death.

3. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Tara: Don’t give up. The journey to publication is full of rejection. I honestly think perseverance is one of the most important qualities to have as a writer. Also take every bit of advice you can get from editors, agents and other writers and treat it like gold.

4. If you could travel to any era, where would you go?

Tara: Hmmm…that’s a tough one. Probably the 1930’s-1940’s. I’m a big fan of Billy Holiday and Frank Sinatra. Seeing them live would have been amazing.

5. Finally, Star Wars or Star Trek?

Tara: Neither *cringe* Lol. I’ve never been big on either. I know. I’m a freak. I was always into the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings type stuff. The only think I’ve been really obsessed with is Mystery Science Theater movies.

About Inbetween

Since the car crash that took her father’s life two years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul.


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