Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Interview : Teaching Tyler author, Glynnis Ivy

I had the pleasure of interviewing Glynnis Ivy. I look forward to reviewing her book as well. 

Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I was born an only child and raised in the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada where my parents ran a logging camp. I spent much of my childhood reading and mostly my mom's books because that was all that was around.  So  I grew up loving books like Mrs. Mike, Yargo by Jacqueline Suzanne, The Godfather and tons of Danielle Steelel. In my teens, I briefly "graduated" to Harlequin and Silhouette before moving onto more mainstream romances with my last literary stop being erotica. Throughout it all, I really relished writing little stories about love and the way it can always change one's life for the better. 
What inspires you to write?
Everything! From music, magic moments, scenery, my animals, my boyfriend, memories, wishes, dreams...if you can name it, it will inspire me.

Do you find that your muse takes over when writing?
Totally! It's like I'm not even the one writing the story sometimes.
What inspired this story? What was your favorite part?

As women hit their sexual peak in their 40's and men in the 20s, I've always wanted to write an older women-younger men love story but one that had emotional depth as well and didn't just focus on the sexual fireworks.

My fav part in this story is the moment when Alene "decodes" the pendant Tyler bought for her.

Do you have any other works in progress that you want to share?

I'm just finishing my unofficial nod to Yargo. Still untitled, this story is about a woman who wakes up to find herself in a strange new world and a sex slave to not one but two delicious locals who are overly eager to learn all about her human body. And heart.
What would be your advice to aspiring writers out there?

Write what you love. That way it NEVER feels like work.
What are your favorite books at the moment?

Right now, I'm reading an older book by John Grisham - The Client. It's a great page turner so I am really devouring that.
What is your favorite word? Least favorite?

Surrender and resist.


  1. Glynnis - The book sounds wonderful. Congratulations! Here's wishing you many happy sales!

  2. Thank you Nina! I am very excited about it. This book will appeal to those who enjoy a little music with their romance :)