Tamar was cool enough to answer a few of my questions!
Why did you become an author?
Interestingly, I never considered I’d be a writer. As a child, I loved to read (I devoured romance novels from the moment I discovered them), but it NEVER occurred to me that I could write one myself. My first book came to me in a dream (so cliché, right?). But it was a beautiful dream — there were moving scenes of a boy who never came of age like everyone of his kind has. It was a dream about a girl who has wounds of her own (and totally underestimates her potential) and their instantaneous connection. A connection powerful enough to spark Noah’s change, and to challenge Eden’s beliefs. It had to be written, which meant I had to go learn how to write…
What is your favorite part of being a writer?
Now, this is going to be hard to name just one part… I write to create a book I would love to read. I write to share stories of love that changes lives. I write so people can lose themselves in stories of human resilience and personal growth. But if my arm is being twisted and I have to choose just one it would to connect with others; I love hearing from readers when my stories have touched them, but I also write my blog PsychWriter to share my knowledge with other writers. Connections are what sustain us humans, so I love that writing can foster that, and it motivates me every day.
What is your least favorite part of being a writer?
Marketing. I want people to discover my books so I can find readers that love these stories as much as I do, but introverted me struggles with asking people to do just that. But every rose has its thorns huh? So to enjoy the beauty of the bloom I’m willing to have the band aids ready.
If you could be any character in a book, who would you be?
Great question! I had to really think about this one. I thought of all the epic romances I’ve loved stepping into (who wouldn’t want to be Bella, having to choose between Team Edward or Team Jacob?) but I couldn’t pick one. And the more I thought about it, the less sure I wanted to BE them as opposed to just visiting their whirlwind worlds. Ultimately, if I’m going to spend a chunk of time in anyone’s fictional shoes, I think it would be Winnie the Pooh’s. Full of gratitude and wonder, he appreciates the little things in life. Sweet and cuddly, he loves others unconditionally and they love him back. Now that would be a nice place to spend some time…
Do you have any quirks that you’d be willing to share with us?
Where do I start? I hate massages. I think mangoes are disgusting. I eat my food in ratios – an equal amount of crust to bread in every bite of sandwich…I don’t like my volume numbers to be a prime number (they have to be divisible by something okay?). I should probably stop now… ; )
About Prophecy Awakened:
Eden – shy, wounded…all she wants is to finish her senior year and escape to college.
Noah – the guy who’s spent two years drifting aimlessly, not knowing why he failed to come of age as every one of his ancestors has.
When the two meet the connection is instantaneous and undeniable. A connection that has Eden running and Noah burning to know more.
A connection destined to be the catalyst for a prophecy that neither knew existed.
A prophecy others are willing to kill for.
As families rupture and struggle to realign, as their hearts connect and ignite, Eden learns to trust. But with their love and life on the line, Eden must find the power to believe.
Prophecy Awakened (ISBN: 978-1-62135-652-3, Clean Reads Publishing) is now available at www.tamarsloan.com and on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks.
A school psychologist by day, Tamar channels her passion for books into creating young adult stories about discovering life and love beyond our comfort zones. She is the award-winning author of the Prime Prophecy Series. Her debut novel, Prophecy Awakened, is an epic story of a love that defies boundaries.
When not reading, writing or working with teens, Tamar can be found with her ever-patient husband and two beautiful sons enjoying country life on their small acreage in the Australian bush.
Tamar finds it deeply rewarding to share her stories and she loves to hear from her readers and fellow lovers of all things book related. You can find her at www.tamarsloan.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com.au/tamarsloanwriter or Twitter www.twitter.com/sloantamar.
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