TC Matson

Posted November 13, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Interviews / 0 Comments

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New independent author, TC Matson, loves to let her characters voices be heard. With a head full of stories, she puts her keyboard through a beating daily. Regularly she visits the solidity of her writing cave, whether it be on the couch, at her desk, or wherever the three year old can’t reach the laptop.

Her debut novel, Mistaken Identity, stormed Amazon on November 4, 2014.

She is an avid reader and is known to devour books within hours. As a romance junkie, Matson sets her sights to try to find stories that are relatable and real. She’s not a fan of vampires, fairies, or any other out of this world fiction stories. And understanding that love isn’t always instant and full of flowers…her writing mirrors it.

Matson resides in the peaceful Piedmont area of North Carolina with her husband and three boys where she stays hopped up on caffeine and chasing children. She has a relatively normal life managing her home, or as she calls it, her looney bin. Chaos is indefinite and a sense of humor is absolutely a must.

You can also find TC on Facebook at

Where did the concept for Mistaken Identity come from?

“Driving down the road one day, I thought about how astounding it would be to have your own real life fairy tale. To be noticed by someone who is completely out of your league. I’m not talking about just in looks either. I’m talking the whole package—looks, job, money, lifestyle, personality. They would have a lot in common, but together they don’t look like a good fit. For example: I’m an average woman with average looks. Imagine David Beckham walking past me and immediately stopping to sweep me off my feet. {fans self}”

Did you know the entire plot before you wrote it or did the story come to you as you wrote?

“I never know what I’m doing before I do it. I watched my movie play out in my head and I wrote it. My characters completely held me captive and they directed everything they did. There were times I was pretty upset with what was going on, but I had to just trust that they knew what they were doing.”

Jess is one of my favorite characters. Is there a Jess in your life?

“Oh yes and I love every minute of it. The way Sam feels about Jess was easy to write—it’s how I feel about my ‘Jess.’ Next to my family, she is my number one supporter through anything and everything. Matter of fact, if it wasn’t for her, MI wouldn’t have been written. She pushed me to write it, so I did. Then she pushed me to publish it, so I have. Sam and Jess’ friendship is the magical unicorn of friendships—it’s true and real. My ‘Jess’ is my unicorn. The way Sam and Jess interact, closely resemble my daily conversations with my bestie. And you will see…there’s never a dull moment.”

Tell us a little bit about your writing process.

“I start with paper and pencil, draw a few bubbles and lines with scenes then stare at my magnificent elementary school project that I’m sure I’d get 100 on. My next step—I start typing. I can’t skip around from scene to scene. It makes me feel extremely overwhelmed so I start at the beginning and work my way to the end.”

You covered some really difficult topics in MI, did you struggle with how to present/write these topics?

“Writing it was actually easy. I know that sounds bad because it makes me sound kind of despicable, but I’m really not. Again, I wrote what I saw. I was concerned for Sam’s safety and when things happened I wondered how she would fair after. But here’s the thing about Sam—she’s so freaking strong! Now with how to present it, I was (and still am) really nervous. It’s a very very touchy subject for some and can be a ‘trigger’ for emotions/memories, but I am hoping that Sam’s strength shows that you don’t have to be the victim. You can be the survivor and live your life stronger than ever. By not giving the perpetrator/attacker/culprit the benefit of ruining your life, I think is something that is very important. We, as humans, are resilient and stronger than we give ourselves credit for.”

Will there be a Mistaken Identity 2?

“Of course!”

This was a romantic thriller, are there other genres you are interested in writing?

“I will always stay within the romance genre whether it is dark, suspense, mystery, or thriller.”

Who are your favorite authors?

“RK Lilley, Emma Chase, and Callie Hart are the 3 authors I watch for new releases. I’ve read all their books.”


If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have 3 book and two bottles of booze, what would they be?

“Bad Things (RK Lilley), Tangled (Emma Chase) and Fallen (Callie Hart). See I told you they’re my favorite authors LOL

Uh…ummm…Only two? Crap! With a mixer: Firefly Sweet Tea & Gin. Without a mixer: Jack Daniels (the love of my life) & a sweet red wine.”

Same island and you can have any author in history on the island with you, who would it be?

“Nope. You can’t make me narrow this down. This cursor has been blinking for 20 minutes now and I still can’t figure it out. There are so many great authors out there with wonderful personalities and attitudes. If I was stranded for life I could bring a male erotic writer and have some fun. 😉 I could bring Harper Bentley and have a blast because she’s a trip. I could bring Dean Koontz to find out how the heck he thinks about the stories he does. RK Lilley could come because I think she’d be fun too.

How about you change the question to what position do you sleep? How many times a day do you slam your head in the wall? Do you drink with your right or left hand? Can you hop on one foot with one arm behind your back, the other touching your nose and sing All About That Bass? See these are great questions! LOL”

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