Tori Bailey

Tori is the author of the Coming Home series that include titles:  A Second Chance at Goodbye, Ethel's Song, and Love, Made from Scratch.  She is a contributing writer for The Georgia Connector and Walton Living magazines.  Her short story, Zippee's Greates Adventure, was published in The Chicken Soup for the Soul - My Very Good, Very Bad Cat.



Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?


My life has had many twists and turns that have taken me on some interesting adventures including: a career as a professional pilot, 9-1-1 Communication Officer, and now a writer.   I currently make my home in the Athens, Georgia area with my husband and three rescue cats.


Describe your book ‘Coming Home’ in 30 words or less.


Coming Home addresses the themes of overcoming grief and finding self-forgiveness for past regrets.  The story is told through two central female characters – Anne Harris and Maggie Cosby. 


What was the hardest part of writing your book?


The story stalled around the sixth chapter.  The beginning was too heavy with back story.  With the help of a good writing coach, I was able to weave the back story into the present and give a smoother flow to the story line.


What books have had the greatest influence on you?


Palomino by Danielle Steele, Montana Sky by Nora Roberts, and the Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell.


Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?


A website with a blog is a necessity.  Social media provides a good source for word of mouth.  Sites such as this one help readers sample your work and become branded with your book cover.


How do you spend your time when you are not writing?


Traveling and exploring the world outside my office.  My husband and I enjoy antiquing and bumming around in flea markets. 


What are you working on next?


The second book in the Coming Home series, Ethel’s Song.  It is scheduled for release in October.

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