Today at Chicks Rogues and Scandals I have the great pleasure of having the wonderful author Tammy Andreson join me. . .So take a seat and let’s get to know Tammy.
Tammy lives with her husband and three children just outside Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in Blueberry field’s and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classic’s. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English Literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visit’s often.
Reading Chick : Hi Tammy, Welcome to Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, Thank you for taking the time to chat with me today, Firstly what five word’s would you use to describe yourself?
Tammy : Oh jeez… In my own way shy, motivated, hardworking, motherly, and committed.
Reading Chick : Very nice, If you could live in any era and place, when and where would it be? And Why?
Tammy : When I was younger I dreamed of living during the period I now write in. It’s where many of my story ideas got their start. Now I am glad to live in the twenty first century, I like my shower. LOL But I love getting to take trips back in my mind through my books.
Reading Chick : Excellent, that is the beauty of reading Historical Romance isn’t it? You can travel back in time when ever you want, like you I do rather enjoy my home comfort’s. Ok! Who was your childhood hero?
Tammy : Hmmm…. I loved the story Mountain Laurel by Jude Deveraux in my teenage years. The hero in that book is my all-time favorite.
Reading Chick : Ooh! I have never heard of that book, I will have to look it up, very nice, Thank you Tammy. What is your favorite time of the year?
Tammy : I love them all for different reasons. Summer may be my favorite because my kids are home with me.
Reading Chick : What better reason to love it? Ok a toughy, Out of all your work, who is your favorite character and why?
Tammy : Each character has something special but my favorite might be Graham from Stealing a Lady’s Heart. He is a classic hero who saves the damsel in distress while expecting nothing in return.
Reading Chick : Oh very nice, Your book’s are incredible, where does your inspiration for them come from?
Tammy : Thank you! I’m a bit of an introvert and I spend a lot of time, dreaming up tales in my mind. Those are the beginnings of my novels.
Reading Chick : What three tip’s would you pass on to an aspiring author?
Tammy : My first and second tip are to work hard and persevere. I know that sounds like what you would here for any endeavor but it holds true. An occasional author puts out one book that just explodes and makes them famous but most of us have to keep working to succeed. My third is ignore the bad reviews. You can learn from them but really amazing authors have been sunk by self-doubt.
Reading Chick : Those are brilliant tip’s, Thank you. If you were hosting a dinner party what three people would you invite? (They can be real/fictional, dead or alive)
Tammy : Tom Cruise, Daniel Craig, and Tom Brady. That is a dinner that would be… inspirational!
Reading Chick : Oh. My. Goodness!! What a dinner party. . .Can I come, Please? Thank you again Tammy for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with me today, I have just one more cheeky question, just for fun . . . What is your all-time favorite naughty but nice food?
Tammy : Bacon mac and cheese!!
Reading Chick : Yummy!
To learn more about Tammy and her work then why don’t you pop along to her website and check out what she is up to.