Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the three hundred and fifty-sixth, is of novelist, , short story author, journalist, copywriter and game designer T.L. Bodine. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.
T.L. Bodine is a freelance writer who wears a lot of hats: Novelist, journalist, copywriter and game designer. After obtaining a degree in English in 2007, she floundered for a few years, first in an unsatisfying graduate program, then later in a string of soul-deadening jobs. Fortunately, she managed to escape unscathed, and she was able to turn to her true passion of writing full-time in 2011.
Since then, she’s worked on several projects. She currently has two novels available: Nezumi’s Children, which might be described as “Lord of the Flies” meets “Watership Down”, and Tagestraum, a dark fantasy story about a social worker whose search for a missing boy leads him to a fairy world inhabited by living nightmares. She also has a book of short stories, The Beast in the Bedchamber, which includes seven dark fantasy retellings of fantastic and ill-fated romance.
Aside from her fiction, T.L. Bodine has been involved in numerous creative and non-fiction projects for clients and associates. Most recently, she contributed to Holdfast, a game book/RPG released by Black Chicken Studios, and to Trust Me, an anthology released in conjunction with the storytelling game “Doll” from Ginger Goat. She also writes frequently for the horror webzine Ravenous Monster, a gig which enables her to get a first peek at some of the best up-and-coming indie horror films and books.
After traveling extensively throughout her childhood and young adulthood. T.L. has settled indefinitely in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She currently lives with her fiancé David and a small zoo of rescued animals: two cats, two dogs and several geriatric rats. When she’s not writing (which is rare), she can usually be found playing video games and experimenting in the kitchen.
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