Interview with Author Rayner Tapia – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Rayner Tapia

Rayner Tapia is an author of children’s books. She lives in London with her family.  Her career has been in finance and teaching IT.  She began writing sci-fi, fantasy fiction series in 2010 for primary school children. After passing with distinction CPD in teaching literacy in English for primary children. She branched on to write, a juvenile historical fiction book series.

In 2022 she began writing a series of young children’s books for 0-10. A series of picture books of Mouse Tales.  To enhance her narratives, she is now attending a course given by Julia Donaldson.

Tell me more about your latest book

My latest book is, The Mouse, and the King’s Birthday Cake. A sweet tale about what happens, when piece by piece a delicious cake is eaten, hoping no-one will know. But what happens when all pursue to eat ‘a little bit’ and the cake becomes a morsel?

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

I found if I was to create a children’s book the style of images and layout was of paramount importance to me. Therefore, it was imperative that I use an artist and designer who is of a high calibre with a style which matched my books.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

I typically have been self-published, via Ingram and Amazon.

How important are the elements of character, setting, and atmosphere to a story, and why?

The story for me begins with the characters, their surroundings and feel.

How many books have you written so far?

I have written 12 books in total, these are:-

Name of bookGenreDate of ReleaseAge group
The Adventures of Tom McGuire book series
The Bard of TyphoeusinaSci-fi, fantasy

Dec 201010+
The Bard of TyphoeusinaSci-fi, fantasyDec 2020 (2nd Edition)10+
Morkann’s RevengeSci-fi, fantasyJune 201110+
The Dream CatcherSci-fi, fantasyAug 201310+
The Last EnchantmentSci-fi, fantasyJun 201610+ 
Magnificent RevealSci-fi, fantasyJun 201710+ 
The Unearthing: The Krigga Chronicles (book series) 
The UnearthingMagical realism, Historical Juvenile fictionJan 201910+ 
Hidden Door
(2 editions)
Magical realism, Historical Juvenile fictionJan 2021
May 2020/22
Mouse Tales book series 
The Mouse & the Fox.Children’s picture story book.Sept 20220-10 
The Mouse & the Christmas TreeChildren’s picture story book.Dec 20220-10 
The Mouse & King’s Birthday CakeChildren’s picture story book.Jan 20230-10 
The Mouse, the Llama & the SheepChildren’s picture story book.Feb 20230-10 
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What’s the best way to market your books?

Social Media, schools and Media plus bookstores and word-of-mouth.

What is your writing routine? When you write, do you plan or outline ahead

I write every day, when in the zone. My daily routine commences from 8:30am -9:00am and can go on until midnight, frequently. I have an online diary and schedule which I try to maintain. 

How hard or easy is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

It is varied but when in peace and quiet I can zoom ahead.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Start your writing and plan then write, write and write some more. Good luck.

Visit Author Rayner Tapia book links:-

My books are found:- Goggle, ABE books, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles, Book a Million, and Amazon. All books are available on Kindle, paperback and some as Hardback.

Amazon links:- Rayner Tapia: Books, Biography, Blogs, Audiobooks, Kindle

The Mouse and The Fox: Tapia, Rayner: 9781399936903: Books

The Unearthing (The Krigga Chronicles Book 1) eBook : Tapia, Rayner: Kindle Store

The Mouse and The Fox: Tapia, Rayner: 9781399936903: Books

The Mouse and the Christmas Tree (Mouse Tales Book 2) eBook : Tapia, Rayner: Books

The Mouse and the King’s Birthday Cake (Mouse Tales Book 3) eBook : Tapia, Rayner: Books

The Adventures of Tom McGuire: The Bard of Typheousina, vol.1 edition 2 (The Adventurers of Tom McGuire): Tapia, Rayner: 9798406645956: Books

The Adventures of Tom McGuire: Morkann’s Revenge: Tapia, Rayner: 9781449081836: Books

The Dream Catcher: The Adventures of Tom McGuire: Volume 3 (The Adventurers of Tom McGuire): Tapia, Rayner: 9781466353770: Books

The Last Enchantment: The Adventures of Tom McGuire (The Adventurers of Tom McGuire) eBook : Tapia, Rayner: Kindle Store

Magnificent Reveal: The Adventures of Tom McGuire Vol. 5 : Tapia, Rayner: Books

The Unearthing (The Krigga Chronicles) : Tapia, Rayner: Books

Hidden Door: The Krigga Chronicles, Historical Juvenile Fiction vol.2: Tapia, Rayner: 9798753884688: Books


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