Breaking the Line Books

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A'Mera Frieman has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Criminal Justice from Dallas Baptist University. She is currently performing coursework for a Masters in Professional Development with a Concentration in Life Coaching and credentialing with the International Coaching Federation.

Working a full-time government job and as a wife and mother of six blended children, Frieman found time in her busy life to connect to her imagination and create the Bestselling Victoria's Journey series. She has since taken on full responsibilities as the full time CEO of Breaking the Line Books and Principle Coach & Consultant for BTLB Coaching & Consulting in Garland. Frieman created Breaking the Line Books small press address social issues and give new and undiscovered writers guidance and direction in publishing. Her first book, Victoria's Beginning, is a 2015 National Indie Excellence Award Winner.

As an International Bestselling Author, Frieman has written four books, co-written an Antibullying training manual, and co-founded the Sisterhood of Texas Authors on Tour. She is the co-host of the Stopping the Madness radio show on the Deystarr Radio Network and has been a guest on numerous radio shows such as the Brad Davis Show, Nick Taliferro, WordUp w/T-Nu, and Phil Hulett and Friends.

Frieman is the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Stopping the Madness Antibullying Foundation, a motivational speaker, and 2014 Inspirational Luminary with Frieman and her husband, Zach, were also featured in an article by renowned author, Francine Russo for Parade Magazine.

Frieman gives credit to her family who encouraged and motivated her to achieve her dream of becoming an advocate, author, and media host. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending church, reading, cooking, singing, playing the clarinet in her church orchestra, and of course, writing. Currently, Frieman and her husband live in Garland, Texas with their blended children, Angelise, Austin, Alacea, Hunter, Andrew, and Ariane.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family inspires me to drag myself from the comfort of my covers and go to work my day job. My husband works the night shift, so he is coming as I am going. He changed shifts so that he could help with the children while I'm at work and when I'm writing. We have six children together, and we work together to get everyone to their respective schools every morning and activities in the afternoons/weekends. My husband and children respect my dream of having a successful series of books, and they try very hard to be independent and "let Mom work". I love them for that and try not to let my muse interrupt family time. Their faith in me inspires me to be a better wife, mom, and writer.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Central Texas where there were plenty of pastures and cattle. It was a rugged life especially since we lived in the rural community away from town when I was young. Supplies had to be stretched, and chores had to be done. I loved it. We moved to the town as my brothers and sisters graduated and left home. My mother became handicapped when I was twelve, and I took care of her. We took care of each other really. The long talks that we had about her life and experiences and my own experiences helped to shape not only my writing but the woman that I became.
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