Tashmyra Crowe


Born in Montreal of immigrant parents in the 1960s, Tashmyra Crowe became a traveller at an early age. With a deep personal history of Irish sensibility and the rich artistic traditions and visual poetry of Montreal, she travelled and lived in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as well as various places in Canada. She has focused her life primarily on the joys of being a writer, a teacher, and a mother.
A Woman Is Dreaming is her first published novel and is dedicated to all the women in her family. Her grandmothers, the Crowes, the Rowleys and the Gateleys; her mother, Julia Crowe; her sisters; Anne Marie and Trixie; her nieces, Marissa, Genvieve and Kristen; and her daughter Serafina. This book is also dedicated to her grandfather, Sam Fraser, who taught her how to turn life into stories and to never be afraid.

Smashwords Interview

How did you first decide to become a writer?
I don't think I ever made a decision to be a writer. I have been driven by visions, images and stories since a young age and my biggest challenge has always been finding ways to express them all. I actually started out as a poet and painter but found that by writing prose, I could reach a larger audience. My struggle has been in keeping the vision in the writing; not watering down the images by using too many words.
If, as you say, you have always been a writer, why have you waited so long to publish?
Twice in my life, I have lost my entire life's work to water. First in my parents' flooded basement while I was traveling in Europe. Then in a friends' flooded cabin in the Slocan Valley in BC while I was traveling in Asia. These drownings took place when writing was done by hand with pen and paper, or with ink from a typewriter.
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A Woman Is Dreaming
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A story of women; a cosmos of women`s experience and connection across time and culture- their worlds, their histories, their conflicts and perils. The book is divided into 7 stories that intersect through dreams, images and timeless themes. The book as a whole tells a story, yet each story also tells a story. It is about love, death and grieving; and about courage, resilience and of healing.

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