Sunday, June 16, 2024


Tomi’s publishing journey began in 2020 with the release of her debut novel, Dancing With a Royal. Although she’s always loved writing fictional stories, Tomi’s background is in academic writing. She holds an MA degree in History and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in the same subject.

In her rare free time, Tomi enjoys figure skating and hunting for new pumpkin flavored foods to try. It’s one of the many reasons fall is her favorite season.

Tomi is a California native where she resides with her family and one very spoiled spoiled cat.

Colors: Blue, and Purple

Flowers: Orchids and Roses

Fashion Icon: Princess Catherine of Wales

Place to Write: My home office with a cup of coffee, piece of chocolate, and my cat sleeping on my bed

Song: This one is tricky! My music tastes is always changing. So let’s go with my current favorites: “Lover” and “London Boy” by Taylor Swift; “Ever Ever After” by Carrie Underwood; “Try Everything” by Shakira; Everything ever written by the Spice Girls. Honorable mention goes to the Beatles and Beach Boys.

Quote: “Work hard, be yourself, and have fun.” -Michelle Kwan

Role Model as a Kid: Michelle Kwan

Authors: Jane Austen. At the risk of not wanting to offend and of my author friends, I plead the fifth. I’ll just say I have a wide, wide range of interests in books.

Genre: Romance, historical fiction, and biographies

Tropes to Write: Friends to lovers and City life (London)

Book Boyfriend: Does Mr. Darcy count?

Movies: Disney’s Hercules, My Fair Lady, and Roman Holiday

Food: Hawaiian pizza

Pumpkin Flavored Food: My current favorites are the Trader Joe’s pumpkin biscotti’s and Pumpkin spice Milano cookies.

Chocolate Bars: Junior mints, York peppermint patties, and Twix

Coffee: Caramel macchiato if I’m going to Starbucks. Confession, I drink most of my coffee black. I love a good dark roast.

Tea: Matcha, chai, and pumpkin spiced lattes. If it’s a tea bag, I like Twinning’s Orange Spice and the Fortum and Mason Jubilee blend of loose leaf tea.

Cities to Visit: Athens and London

Animals: Cats, horses, dolphins, koalas

TV Series: All time favorite would be The West Wing and I Love Lucy. Currently binges include Bridgerton, Say Yes to the Dress, Fixer Upper, and Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet.

Sport: This is a toss up between gymnastics and ice skating. Tennis receives an honorable mention

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