Interview with Tina Clarice Williams

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I am a former military brat, so I have lived in many places, mostly in southern U.S. states, but also in Germany. I think moving around so much and interacting with so many people from so many different places and backgrounds stimulated my already active imagination and also made me rather observant. At an early age, I could sense, even if I could not explain, certain social assumptions and injustices. As I grew older, I was able to use words to describe the feelings I had as a child. Many of these thoughts and feelings are expressed in the books that I have written.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have been given so much and I want to give what I have been given. I am inspired by my parents who are both first-generation college students. I am inspired by the resiliency within children that I read about in otherwise horrific news stories; I believe children represent the best of who we are as people. I am inspired by the sacrifices that have been made for me to have life, liberty, and happiness.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading mystery and suspense books! This genre of books has been a favorite for as long as I can remember! I have the entire collection of Boxcar Children books and numerous Nancy Drew books. Of late, crime fiction by various Scandinavian authors has captured my attention!
Published 2015-09-17.
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Books by This Author

L.I.F.E. (Living is for Eternity)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
L.I.F.E. includes original poems written over the past 16 years by author Tina Clarice Williams. The poems are about love, pain, friendship, purpose, family, faith, and other aspects of life. Many poems were written to be spoken - spoken word - and some have been performed at open mic and other events. The intent of the book is to ignite a passion for life and the pursuit of dreams.