January 24, 2007
Author, Author, Tell Us More
Good morning, Tami, welcome back. Let’s learn more about you as an author.
ST: Who or what encouraged you to write erotica?
TD: I have to laugh at this question. My publishing house has given my book’s heat level a two. One being the lowest and five being the highest.
ST: Yes, but UNDER A VIKING MOON is very sensual with excellent sexual tension. So Tami, where do you get the ideas for your novels?
TD: Back to my dreams. For some reason, I seem to dream in plots and story lines.
ST: How do you research your books?
TD: Books and online. I can get lost in the research if I let myself. Even though I write fiction, I like the foundation of my stories to be based on as much fact as I can come up with. I learned so much about Vikings while writing UAVM and I tried to put as many truthful customs and such as I could into my book without making it sound like a history lesson.
ST: Who is your support group?
TD: Triskelion Publishing has several on line support groups. My fellow authors freely give encouragement and support to one another. I also belong to Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, also an amazing, supportive group. And I have two ladies, Paula from Fresno CA and Carole from Atlanta Georgia who have been with me from the beginning. We meet at an on line critique group. They each understand my dyslexia and are willing to check and recheck my chapters for clarity, all the while never taking away from my voice or thoughts. They are great cheerleaders.
ST: Thank you again, Tami, for taking the time from your busy schedule to be here. We’ll see you in the morning.
TD: No problem, Sloane. I’m enjoying myself.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more info on Tami Dee. In the meantime, check out her website here.