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Friday, January 27, 2012
My name is Tami Dee ...
Hi! Well, it looks like it is my turn to introduce myself.
My name is Tami Dee.... <insert cricket chirp here>
Let's see, I could start off by telling you that I am pretty shy.... but anyone who already knows me will turn right around and tell you I'm not shy at all, so what would be the point?
Seriously, I am honored to be a part of The Writer Limits, the company I keep over here is top notch. JMo, Jennifer, Steph, Amber, Gail and Patti are just as nice in real 'virtual' life as they are here, in er-- Blog 'virtual' life.
Okay, so down to the business of telling you a little something about me. (But not so much you could do a Google search and come up with my address--lol)
First and foremost, I should tell you I have dyslexia. Stories have sifted through my head since I can remember, yet trying to get those stories from my head to paper has been daunting to say the least. I love to read, and, despite the struggle, I love to write. It's a pleasure to create worlds that take readers to another place, another Time, and offer them … possibilities. There is no limit to where the imagination can go.
As I will not have a handy dandy editor to look over my posts on this blog, it will not be long before you notice my rather - odd - way of expressing myself and the ever present spelling errors my dyslexia dos not allow my eyes to 'see'.
*Shrug* Bear with me?
I often hear people speak about 'writing styles' and just as often I wonder what my own writing style is. Lol
I do know that my stories are completely character driven. As an example, when I started Under A Viking Moon, Leif did not even have one brother, much less three!Ideas, inspiration and impressions came at all hours of the day and night. I jot down notes on pretty much any writable surface you can think of, then type the notes into my word document at the first opportunity.
That first book became part of a four book series, The Mists of Time Viking Series, to be exact. (Each book in the series went on to become Desert Breeze Publishing Best Sellers-- by the way. :-))
Why Vikings? I guess because I was fascinated by the fact that the Norse, (Vikings) were pretty much regular people in the times they lived in. Over population and limited resources drove many abroad, seeking income and new places to set down roots.
It was how they gained that income and set down those roots that earned them their reputation as ‘blood thirsty.’
The churches of their times proved to have abundant riches within them which was left unprotected and easy takings for these skilled warriors.
But not all Norse were pillagers and conquers. The Norse people were also made up of traders, farmers, ship builders and explorers. Honor and pride was important to the Dark Age Norse, and they valued and protected their families. I tried to focus on these attributes while allowing the harshness of the times to show thorough thought process and actions within my stories.
After completing my Viking series, I tried my hand at a Scottish Historical, Innocent Deception. After all, I adore reading Scottish Historical, so how hard could it be to write one?
Ha! I soon found out. Just picking a date to set the story in was a time consuming challenge. With the help of my Celtic Hearts Romance Writers loop, I was able to glean details to make my story as authentic as possible.
I have another historical coming out June 1, 2012, it is entitled Love's Fragile Embrace. Not Scottish, but English this time. I am also working on another series, Time after Time, this one I am co-writing with fellow Desert Breeze author Lynette Endicott (It's really her baby). The first book is entitled Animal Instinct, will be released August 21, 2012. This series is a fantasy romance, driven by ancestral memories.
Lynette and I are having such a good time working together on it.
And then there is the screenplay I am working on.... Well, I will save that for another post.
Let's see, what else?
I am a member of Romance Writers of America, Desert Breeze connections, RWA Scriptscence, RWA Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, RWA San Francisco Area Romance Writers and RWA Hearts Through History.
Support loops, interaction with other authors, AND the readers we strive to please are vital in this line of 'work'.
Because, frankly, when our muses are whispering in our ears, we authors are pretty much loners as our stories unfold.