Author Interview: Tiffany Gholar

Hi everyone!

As you all know, I’m in Paris (or at least I should be by now, I’ll be keeping you guys updated on Twitter!), so most of these posts were written over the weekend (hi from the past (spooky)).

Anyway, today is a very exciting post…my very first interview with an author! I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while and as there is 5 Monday’s in February, I had a spare day to blog about anything I wanted. So I quickly contacted Tiffany who said yes to an interview – thanks Tiffany!

Tiffany Gholar bio: a Chicago-based artist working in a variety of media. I have three primary bodies of work: The Doll Project, Post-Consumerism, and Recessionism. I studied art as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and interior design at Harrington College of Design and hold a Masters Degree in Painting from Governors State University. My art has been exhibited in many Chicago-area venues, including group shows at Woman Made Gallery, The Chicago Children’s Museum, and the Chicago Center for Green Technology, and in solo exhibitions at the Harold Washington Library and The Adler School for Professional Psychology.

I have written three books about my art: Post-Consumerism, Imperfect Things, and The Doll Project. When I am not painting, I work as a freelance interior designer and receptionist. In addition, I am a Jeopardy! champion.

Tiffany is the author of A Bitter Pill To Swallow, which I read earlier this year and loved!

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Personally, I found Tiffany’s work extremely inspirational, and I would definitely recommend A Bitter Pill To Swallow.

Interview time!

What was your favourite childhood book?

The Secret Garden

How did you find writing in the point of view of children and adults?

In A Bitter Pill to Swallow I had to switch back and forth from teen and adult perspectives. It was interesting and made me consider what observations a teenager might make as opposed to what an adult might think about. 

Name a song you listened to while writing A Bitter Pill To Swallow (or one that gave you inspiration)?

I listened to a lot of songs from the 90s to refresh my memories of what it was like being a teenager then. In fact, I made a special playlist. One song I found myself listening to on repeat is “Dog It” by Digable Planets.

Name a favourite quote (either from a book or just in general)?

“Do what you believe and you will end up where you belong.”
(Karim Rashid, designer)

Where do you write?

I write everywhere I can, but my favorite place to write is at my art studio. Even though I set it up as a place where I can paint, I have an area that’s perfect for plugging in my laptop and writing.

Have you ever kept a journal, like Janina?

Yes. I have been an avid journal writer for most of my life. I saved most of my old journals. Reading some of the things I wrote as a teenager helped to inform my characters’ journals. 

Name your favourite food?

Dark chocolate.
I have to agree with that last one!
Look out for (hopefully) more author interviews in the future – and a pre-written (I have nothing to hide) chat post tomorrow.
-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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4 thoughts on “Author Interview: Tiffany Gholar

  1. Wow, have a good time in Paris! And great job with the interview! I’m going overseas in July, so I’m interested in hearing about peoples’ travels. I’m glad you had the chance to interview Tiffany! Keep up the good work.

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  2. It sounds so fun to see the Eiffel Tower in person! I’m glad you’re having a great time. I’m going to Prestwick, Scotland from 27 July – 5 August. I’m excited! Have a good time in France, and good luck with everything!

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