About Tamara Ferguson:
A member of the Romance Writers of America, Tamara Ferguson is the #1 best-selling, multi-award winning author of the Tales of The Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, and the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series.
Her latest wounded warrior romance novella, Two Hearts Unspoken, is included in the top-ten bestselling Holiday Anthology, Mother’s Day Magic…With Love, which was also #1 in Wounded Warrior Fiction. Since being released independently, Two Hearts Unspoken has just become a #1 Best Seller at Amazon as well as a #1 Hot New Release in both Ebooks and books. It’s also been #1 in 8 Wounded Warrior categories.<br />
The wounded warrior romance, Two Hearts Surrendered, was originally published in the bestselling Magical Weddings anthology, which included stories by fifteen USA Today, best-selling, and award-winning authors. Two Hearts Surrendered independently earned 3-5★reviews from Readers’ Favorite, and has just become a double #1 Best Seller at Amazon. Two Hearts Surrendered was also a New Adult Finalist in the Romance Reviews 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.
Two Hearts Undone (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance #3) was released in May of 2016 by AA Publishing and was #1 in 8 Wounded Warrior categories at Amazon. This short story is also included in the Annie Acorn 2016 Romance Anthology.
That Unforgettable Kiss (Kissed by Fate Book 1) was a top ten Amazon bestseller in Kindle Saga Fiction, earned 3-5★editorial reviews from Readers’ Favorite, and was the 2015 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award in New Adult Romance.
That Unforgettable Kiss is currently featured in the #1 bestselling A Touch of Passion, 12 full-length novels by USA Today, New York Times bestselling and multi-award winning authors. This anthology is a #1 Holiday Romance, #2 Military Romance, #1 New Adult Romance Bestseller, as well as a #1 New Adult Bestseller (and more), and has just WON the 2016 Romance Reviews Reader’s Choice Award in Anthology Romance.<br />
Tales of the Dragonfly In Tandem was a romance finalist at the 2013 Indie Excellence Awards, while Tales of the Dragonfly In Flight was a 2014 WINNER at the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. In Flight is currently being rereleased by Blue Harvest Creative.
Presently, Tamara’s working on Emergence, the third book in the multi-award winning Tales of the Dragonfly Series, as well as a novella for the next installment of the bestselling Wedding Pets and Kisses anthologies, featuring stories by multi-award winning, bestselling and USA Today authors.
Since she remains a full-time caregiver for an autistic son, you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing her numerous home improvement projects, because she’s writing or helping other author friends promote their books on twitter.
What inspires you to write?
I’m the mom and full-time caregiver of a severely autistic son with diabetes, so I’m inspired by life events and circumstances. But the music I listen to has a lot to with the scenes I write and the characters I come up with.
Tell us about your writing process.
I do a brief outline of my plot and characters on paper first, including the age and description of my hero and heroine, and then I begin to write on my laptop. As the story moves along, I expand on my outline and develop my story, adding more detail as I move along. Mostly, I work in chronological order, unless I feel like something’s missing when I’m editing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Usually I come up with my best scenes when I’m falling asleep at night. Music is a big inspiration for me, though, because in my mind, my stories fall into place like when I’m watching a movie!
What advice would you give other writers?
Learn to take constructive criticism and listen to your peers. The RWA has been very helpful for me.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Finding a publisher can be very difficult anyway, so self-publishing was a no-brainer for me. But don’t be in too much of a hurry with your first book-having it edited can be an important step you shouldn’t skip. One of my priorities this next year is revising my first book because I’ve always regretted not having an editor. The cover can be very important too.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I’m not really sure what to think about the future of publishing. One minute I’m thinking about searching for a publisher myself, but then the next minute I’m hearing all kinds of reasons why I should stick with self-publishing. It can almost be better financially for an author to self-publish because of the amount of resources authors have to distribute their books now compared to the past.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Wounded Warrior Military Romance, Romance Suspense
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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