Interview with T Hammond

What do you read for pleasure?
I'm a fairly eclectic reader, but my favorite genre is probably Urban Fantasy. Some of my favorite writers include: Mia Sheridan, Laurell K Hamilton (excluding her last two novels *cringe*), Steve McHugh, Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, and so many more.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I own more than one Kindle. I like paperbacks, but my arthritis makes it difficult to hold Hardbound and some of the thicker mass-market books.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Wow-- I'm still trying to find that perfect balance. Being an Indie is hard work, and marketing takes me away from the time I'd rather spend being creative. That being said, street teams and Facebook networking has been great. Blog tours show some results, but overall, the best marketing tool was placing Blind Seduction, book one of the Team Red series on major eBook retailers for free. The try before you buy method was key to me getting the broader exposure I needed without the big bucks of a major publishing house behind me.
Describe your desk
Chair. Board stretched between arms of said chair. Wireless keyboard and mouse. Flat-screen TV for a monitor, a computer tower, and a collection of reference books are balanced on a bookcase. To my right, I have a large drafting table with my storyboard binder and stacks of papers. My "desk" is in my living room.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in late 2011. I was disabled with arthritis and unable to work anymore (joint flair ups and the need to constantly move, coupled with the inconvenience of needing to take an unscheduled day or two off when my body didn't cooperate). I tried writing for a fluke. I wrote policy, procedure, and training manuals in my career, but this was my first foray into creative writing. The most interesting aspect of my writing is the words coming out were a Romance (with a paranormal twist)-- since I read Urban Fantasy, I have no idea how the Team Red series found it's way to me.
Published 2015-04-30.
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Books by This Author

Posse: Legends
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,680. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Vulnerable members of the paranormal community are disappearing. When a fugitive werejackal leads the Duoviri, Lexa, and her vampire partner, Etienne, to a secret lab where supernaturals are unwilling subjects in genetic experimentation, they uncover a sinister conspiracy implicating the very leaders she’d considered her allies.
Posse: The Duoviri
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,060. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
I’ve lived through thousands of years and countless lifetimes. I’ve lead men to war, and been the cause of a few. I am a warrior, mother, widow, and shapeshifter. As the last of my line, and the strongest of the shapeshifters, I lead a posse of paranormal warriors. I am the Duoviri, the judge, jury, and executioner for our society, the Eximium. If you turn Rogue, mine will be the last face you see
Team Red Omnibus 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 172,760. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Teresa, a spirited blind woman, and Red, her companion German shepherd, share a telepathic link. Red’s tracking skills and ability to deduce information, open new opportunities for the pair. What’s a romance without a love triangle? Two ex-military men, Bastian, and David, have moved to Spokane, both plan to win her love. A LOL, spicy, action-adventure series- not your typical paranormal romance
Blind Luck
Series: Team Red. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
What happens in Reno should stay in Reno. Unfortunately, Red has never learned to keep a secret. Teresa March and the Team Red detail are off to Nevada to help authorities solve a series of escalating violent crimes. Assault, robbery, rape, and most recently – murder, spreading from Tahoe's rugged lakeside trails to Reno's desert recreation areas. Tensions and altitudes are high.
Blind-sided
Series: Team Red. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,800. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The house is full of Mustangs, and the Wild Horse Compound, now affectionately referred to as Mustang Ranch, is only a few weeks away from completion. There is a feeling of security, yet not—Teresa’s anxiety attacks seem to disregard logic. Thankfully, the Team Red detail understands and supports her as she battles unseen demons. NOTE: Blind-sided is novella-length, 28,000+ words.
Team Red Omnibus 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 222,870. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
What would you do for the one you love? Could you walk away? A 3 Book collection: Blind Seduction, Color Blind, Blind Faith and In Love With Teresa March (novella). A spirited blind woman, a snarky German shepherd who shares a mental communication link with his owner, and two hunky retired sailors make for a spicy, LOL story. Not your typical paranormal romance... the reviews speak for themselves!
Blind Faith
Series: Team Red, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fourteen months ago, an accident left Teresa March scarred and completely blind. Teresa is reeling as her life comes crashing down around her. Betrayal of the worst kind has left her struggling to put on a brave front. David has been living a lie,but Bastian has remained steadfast in his love and loyalty to Teresa, even when she chose David over him. Can Bas prove to Teresa that he is worthy?
Blind Rage
Series: Team Red, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,410. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
What would you do for love? An accident left Teresa March scarred and completely blind. Having chosen David after a lively Siege to win her love, Teresa was stunned by his admission, and subsequent desertion, on Christmas Eve. Bas, David’s business partner and Teresa’s childhood friend, has loved Teresa for years. He wastes no time seizing this new opportunity to win her heart
Color Blind
Series: Team Red, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Teresa has finally found love, and a new career with the help of her companion dog, Red, who shares a mental communication link with his owner that is anything but ordinary. They have partnered with David, and Bastian, to form Team Red which helps police sift through evidence to find forensic clues which only Red's sensitive nose, and Teresa's ability to ask the right questions can uncover.
In Love with Teresa March, a novella
Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Navy man Sebastian Declan enjoys his sister’s email and photo updates, but it’s the second woman in each picture, his sister’s best friend, that holds his attention- and, his friend David’s. Both men are coming home, and each has his objective: the Siege of Teresa March. This short novella is a PoV perspective from each of the men regarding events that happened in Blind Seduction: Team Red, Book
Blind Seduction
Series: Team Red, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 74,540. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.60 from 10 reviews)
Can a blind woman who shares a telepathic bond with her dog, gain her independence and choose between the love of TWO sailors? Scarred and blind, Teresa sets about reclaiming her independence. You will laugh out loud (the author apologizes in advance for the strange looks you get when you start to giggle uncontrollably), in this Humorous, Spicy Romance with a paranormal twist.