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Episode from the podcastSarah's Bookshelves Live

Tia Williams (Author of Seven Days in June)

Released Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
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In Episode 87, Tia Williams (author of Seven Days in June) shares how she wrote such a meaty romance novel and what it’s like to be an author with chronic pain.

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  • Tia’s inspiration for Seven Days in June.
  • Whether Shane was inspired by anyone in her real life.
  • How Tia went about writing a love story with such meat.
  • Tia’s affection for supporting characters (and her favorite supporting character from Seven Days in June).
  • Tia’s thoughts on an empowering kind of love (vs. the kind that makes you lose yourself).
  • The problematic romance novels of the 1980’s.
  • Tia’s experience pitching The Perfect Find and how it influenced her decision to include publishing industry commentary in Seven Days in June.
  • What it’s like to be an author (and have a full-time day job) while suffering from chronic migraines.
  • Tia’s experience talking about books while on dates.
  • Sarah’s weirdly good luck with books by attorneys turned authors.

Tia’s Book Recommendations [26:44]

Two OLD Books She Loves
Two NEW Books She Loves
Two Authors She DIDN’T LOVE
  • Charles Bukowski | Bret Easton Ellis [35:16]
One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About

Last 5 Star Book(s) Paula Read [40:32]

Other Books Mentioned

About Tia

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Tia began her career as a beauty editor at YM, Elle, Lucky, Glamour, and Essence. In 2004, her debut novel, The Accidental Diva hit shelves – and she went on to publish the It Chicks series and co-write Iman’s The Beauty of Color. Tia’s award-winning novel, The Perfect Find, is being adapted for a film starring Gabrielle Union for Netflix. Her latest novel, Seven Days in June (Grand Central Publishing), debuts in June 2021.
Currently an Editorial Director at Estee Lauder Companies, Tia lives in Brooklyn with her daughter and her husband.