Today we welcome an incredible and talented woman who has created some dynamically incredible characters. Tara Chevrestt is discussing the book that has her attention right now. Her passion for reading is contagious.
Without further delay, Tara Chevrestt:
I’m currently reading a book called Flight from Berlin by David John. What made me pick it up? The title caught my eye first. Flight. That word grabs me every time. I’m an aviation buff. Course, upon closer inspection, I find the book doesn’t really have anything to do with aviation (except it does have the Hindenburg in it) but two reporters and a huge Nazi cover up.
Has it helped me with my own writing? No. I actually try NOT to think about my own writing when I sit down and read for pleasure. I never compare my own work with others. It’s too depressing. LOL. Besides, being a writer and an editor means I think “books” all day long so when I finally shut down my computer for the night and grab another book, it’s strictly for pleasure.
My favorite quote from it so far: “Shit doesn’t have a nice side.” Seriously, that’s a good one.
What I like about it? Though a minor side story, I love the Hindenburg parts. I had to Google it and learn more, look up pictures of the interior and such. I also just love WWII history. I often ask myself why? It’s a time full of hatred and ugliness. What was done to the Jews was so vile, it makes me sick to my stomach. Where does this hatred stem from? How are people capable of such ugliness? But I’m a firm believer that if we forget history, we may repeat it.
It was also a time in which women came to the forefront, left the home, went to work. A new independence was born. And aviation grew to amazing heights. So despite the ugliness of these years, they fascinate me.
I also enjoy the tension and drama behind the 1936 Olympic Games. There was so much more going on than we realize.
So, what era/time/genre of book do YOU find yourself drawn to? Why?
About the Author
Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, former aviation mechanic, writer, and an editor. She is most passionate about planes, motorcycles, dogs, and above all, reading. That led to her love of writing. Between her writing and her editing, which allows her to be home with her little canine kids, she believes she has the greatest job in the world. She is very happily married.
Tara also writes as Sonia Hightower. Sonia writes the racy stuff and argues that she was here first. She just wasn’t allowed to be unleashed until the last year.
While Tara and Sonia continue to fight over the laptop and debate who writes the next book, you can find buy links, blurbs, and other fun bits on their website: http://tarachevrestt.weebly.com/index.html or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tara-Chevrestt-Sonia-Hightower/218383211513877.