I am continuing my spotlight with the wonderful @tamilund
Tell me a little bit about you!
I’m a native midwesterner, although I lived in the south for 11 years (until I met and married my own happily ever after and he couldn’t take the heat, so moved me back to Michigan). I’ve been writing since forever, although seriously since 2009. I self-published my first book in 2010 and signed with my first publisher this year.
Where are you at in your career?
I currently have 7 self-published e-books available, and 1 through Crimson Romance, plus another through Liquid Silver Books. I have a saucy short-story coming out in August.
What do you write and why?
Funny question, since my July 21 blog post is about exactly that subject. I write romance, for a few reasons. It’s what I love most to read, and I love happy endings, so feel compelled to write them. And I managed to snag my own happily ever after, which was kind of a fairy tale in its own respect, so why not share my story (or some version of it) with the world?
What are you working on right now?
The second book in the Lightbearer series. The first book came out on July 14. It’s a paranormal romance about magical beings called LIghtbearers. I am literally working on the story climax of book #2, right now. Well, as soon as I’m done answering these questions . And walking the dog. She’s been waiting impatiently all day. I think it’s time.
What compels you to write?
I think if I didn’t, people would think I was crazy, because I’d probably have to start talking to all the voices in my head. If I write them down, then they stop talking and I can function somewhat normally in society. Mostly.
What is your writing process?
I pull ideas from everyday life. They start sifting around in my head and I usually think them through while I’m driving or in the shower or some other place where it is not at all convenient to write them down. After a while, once the basic outline is formed in my head, I finally sit down and start writing the actual story, which ends up nothing like what was originally going on in my head. Maybe I should work on thinking through these plots when I’m in a situation where I can actually write them down…
Who are you favorite authors?
Katie MacAlister ; Jennifer Crusie; Nora Roberts
To learn more about Tami, Check out her website at http://tamilund.com