I am pleased to welcome back to Writer Chat Wednesday one of my favorite YA Indie authors, Tamara Rose Blodgett. Tamara is a wife, mother and busy author, prodigious in the extreme! Listen in as I chat with Tamara to see what she’s been up to:
Natalie Wright (NW): Do you have any news to share about your work?
my first book in the Blood Series was released, with plans for book #2 to
publish before the end of the year. Little known fact: it was actually the
first book I’d ever written (in 2007) and after extensive editing, it was a
full-circle, warm fuzzy to finally get it
in the hands of my readers 🙂
published so far?
*Releasing Mar. 31.
one. I had four kids that loved zombies
but felt like boys weren’t being betrayed in YA accurately. I thought to
myself, “Huh… I can do that!” And I did.
a couple of ideas that collided together to create a a story about a princess
who hails from the future but lives and old-fashioned existence. Her life is
rife with challenges that belie what most would assume to be an easy lifestyle.
It is an epic fantasy with great Alpha males and dark undertones.
special sub-species of humans that balance the food load for vampires and offer
genetic properties which allow the werewolves to become moonless changers. The
MC, Julia, has what they need but her resolve for personal liberty puts a major
crimp in their plans.
authors that are putting out mixed-genre books. Mine are mainly comprised of
the following genres within the YA/YA mature umbrella: futuristic science
fiction, paranormal romance, urban fantasy/fantasy and action. I usually have a
thread of intrigue running through all my works. I wouldn’t say that I’m a
“mystery” writer by any stretch but I definitely believe in intrigue for those
#3 in the Savage Series, THE SAVAGE VENGEANCE. It is currently being edited and
I will do a final edit/read through in about a week (for release on Mar. 31). I
‘m currently writing book #4 of the Death Series, DEATH WEEPS, for release in
May. I will begin writing both BLOOD SONG (#2) and Savage (#4) after April
1. I have an exciting new series (my
fourth) planned that will have a blurb
and cover reveal within a month. I’m nuts over it and have to hold myself back
from beginning work on it right this second!
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Series and Gramps. People that are brave and candid. Jonesy is that way because
he doesn’t know any better but Gramps is purposeful with who he is. That’s its
own kind of bravery.
She is intrinsically good. She just wishes to do the right thing, it’s by
default, she doesn’t deliberate about her actions. I shouldn’t admit this but
it was really fun to write the “bad” people in that series, it was definitely a
love-hate thing. 😉
because her freedom is precious. She’s not really blown away that she’s
“special.” To her, she just wants to reclaim the life that was stolen from her.
When she comes to terms that she can’t, the axis of her world gets turned upside
down and she has to cope with the cards she’s been dealt. Love her resolve, her
unwavering bravery in the face of no hope.
series. Although, snippets of my humor bleed through….
without books, what three books do you want to take with you?
over Beautiful Disaster, by Jamie McGuire. I love Stephen King (The
Master) and think The Stand would have to come. And since I love to
laugh, I’m going to take @hit My Dad Says as well. And that is a grotesquely small list! Haha~
cajones to write “real” and with just the brand of humor I like in
combination with the fragility of humanity as an appetizer.
that’s not exactly accurate! I had a
moment in junior high when I realized that I could write a story. That
self-awareness, the realization… never left me and when I began this odyssey,
it gave me the spark that eventually ignited into a career.
day dreaming fugue and an idea strikes me between the eyes and I know
that it is my next book. I sit up straight in my chair or in the middle of some
random store and get chills. SO normal!
watch over and over again?
right now I’m diggin’ on Parabelle.
from your writing?
same sense of escapism I do from the creation of it all. For me, when I’m
writing, it’s like that great book you can’t wait to read when you’re done with
your chores… so, it doesn’t feel like work, not really. Pure entertainment
would be a great bonus as well. I’d like to take the time to thank Natalie, for
offering to do this and my amazing readers for supporting me by purchasing my
work. Thanks for reading my stories!