Finding My Voice: Tamara Gill
I suppose I’ve always loved writing and creating stories, but just didn’t realize what I could do with that love until many years later in life. I remember at school writing plays during lesson time and making my classmates act them out at lunch. But things change, life happens, and it wasn’t until my late twenties that I picked up pen and paper again and wrote my first book.
But how did that happen? Well, I’m a huge history fan, and walking through Kmart one day I noticed a beautiful gowned lady on a book cover. It was a Stephanie Laurens novel, Scandal’s Bride from the Cynster series. Oh la la. You all know whom I’m talking about. And my love of the Regency time was set, but I wanted to go back and see this time for myself. Hence, my devouring of any time travel romance I could find as well. And sitting home one day I blurted to my DH that I wanted to write a book. And I did, my Regency time travel, A Stolen Season was born and is soon to be published with Entangled Publishing’s Select Historical imprint.
But that sounds too easy doesn’t it, but it wasn’t. I loved head hopping, POV shifts and I’m terrible at punctuation. I’m probably what you’d call a very lazy writer. *g* To say I had a lot to learn was an understatement and so for three years, I entered competitions, met my critique partner and joined organisations such as Romance Writers of Australia, America and South Australian Romance Authors. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today without the help from these author supporting organisations.
If I was to give anyone advice on this career it’s probably not to follow trends, write the books you love to read and have a passion for. A most importantly try and write every day, even if it’s only five-hundred words. Every word counts.
Now I’m published in an array of genres and story lengths and I couldn’t love what I do more if I tried. I can’t see myself doing anything else in this life. Yes, I have a day job, but writing is where my heart lies and everything else is just filler. Except for my family of course.
About the Author:
Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another. A mother of three, her two little gentleman’s in the making, a future Lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal. Tamara loves hearing from readers and writers alike. You can contact her through her website, and sign up to follow her blog or newsletter.
Fallen – Daughters Of The Gods, Book 3
Sara Daniels needs to change her life, so she sets out to run her late grandmother’s farm. With no man at her side, and deserted by friends who can’t abide her obsession with mythology, it’s the perfect time to escape.
Hermes, favoured son of Zeus, has been framed by his hateful stepmother, Hera. Fleeing Olympus with his life, he finds himself in an abandoned farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. It’s the ideal place to hide from Zeus that is until the owner– a woman with long, flaming red hair and the darkest blue eyes he’s ever seen – decides to move in.
Sara’s family has divine secrets that even she’s not privy to. Hermes’ secrets, however, have the power to shatter their lives. And with a god as your farmhand, it’s only a matter of time before those secrets are revealed in all their destructive glory. But the wild attraction that blazes between these two souls will not be denied…even if the outcome threatens to doom them both.