Interview with Tamara Emery

Describe your desk
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I lived a very disfunctional diverse life where I was bounced back and forth from one parent to the next when I lived in Southern California. This was the only way I knew how to express all of my repressed feelings when I was a child, as a teenager, and as an adult.
When did you first start writing?
When I first started writing, I was in middle school. 'Magruder Middle School' in Torrance California to be exact.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I met a wonderful man, Randy Giles at the YmCa one day in the summer of 2012 who inspired me to believe in myself and to help me realize that I am worth it!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the satisfaction of knowing that I am able to help myself and possibly other people when they read my book, about loving yourself and to know we all share similar emotions, trials and tribulations in our lifetime and also to know that you are not alone!
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans! What a special feeling to know there are people out there who really enjoy reading my poetry book and to know that my thoughts and my words really inspire someone else's lives.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on my biography book which I hope to finish next year
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a wide selection of feel good, inspirational, non-fiction Authors that I like, but I have to say that my favorite Author is Melody Beattie. She is a wonderful writer who helped me to see how to take out unhealthy relationships out of my life,how to clean out my closet', and how to love myself.
Published 2015-03-20.
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Books by This Author

Footsteps Through Life by The Shore
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
At the age of 16 is when I started writing poetry, expressing my feelings from the heart, from sadness and feelings of the loss of being loved by others, to the passionate relationships that I've had in my life, to the men who treated me disrespectfully to those who truly loved me. From the time I was 5 to about 15, I was living inside a cell', metaphorically speaking, ' with me and my knife.'