Interview with Tammie Welch

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had written my first manuscript and submitted it to several publishers. Each publisher rejected it saying that it did not fit into the realm of topics that they were looking for at the time. I was doing some freelance work with an indie publisher at the time and he suggested that I publish it myself.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords allows me to make my work available on my different avenues.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing allows me to create characters that can do things that I might never do myself. It also allows me to create characters that can hopefully be an inspiration for others.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are the most important part of writing. If something I write makes a positive impact on just one person, I can call it a success.
What are you working on next?
I actually have two projects outlined at the moment. One is a spin-off from Difficult Lessons. It will fall more in the young adult line because it is centered around one of the teenage girls from the novel. The other project is more of a romance between two women from completely different backgrounds.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Patricia Cornwell, Dean Koontz, Anne Rice, and Stephen King. Each one of them is absolutely brilliant.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am very family oriented. If I am not working, I am with them.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I like to hear recommendations from friends and others. I will also look for books based on certain topics.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't. I actually didn't like writing when I was younger. I always enjoyed telling stories, but just not writing them. I discovered how enjoyable writing is when I was teaching.
What is your writing process?
When I get an idea for a story, I will write out a brief synopsis of it and work from there. I think about all of the characters that will come into play and I create character sketches for each one. Sometimes I will outline an entire story, but most of the time I just start writing. I will go back and revise several times before I am 100% happy with the outcome.
Published 2014-04-02.
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Books by This Author

The Strength of Faith
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,170. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Faith, a college freshman, is living at home with her parents when they discover her sexuality. Not being able to deal with their homophobia, she leaves home and travels across the country to be with her girlfriend. She quickly learns that it isn't as easy to start a life as she had hoped.
Difficult Lessons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sara Carson is a high school math teacher and a closeted lesbian. She has had a failed relationship and is not looking for another one when Cynthia Wesley walks into her life one evening. Things are going really well when a series of events leads to Sara being forced to come out. Sara and Cynthia suffer through the challenges together and find out just how strong their love can make them.