They say the most quiet ones are the dangerous ones. Now I don’t mean in terms of violent behavior; but the ones whose talented are overlooked. Tamyara Brown is that quiet mouse, and if you’re not paying attention, she’ll soon take the literary world, fast and hard.
This grandmother and mother of six has established her writing as a way of life. It’s like breathing. She goes to bed thinking of her characters and story-lines and wakes up, probably with a new story finished in her mind.
I’m honored to know this author professionally and personally. It’s because of Tamyara Brown is why I grind hard to pump out a quality book — not out of competition — but as writers/authors, we need that certain person to make us better at our craft.
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Tell us more about yourself.
I’m a mother of six beautiful children, Nana to four grand children, an author, a blogger, part time web designer and graphic designer.
What’s your writing process? Do you outline, or go with the flow?
I actually outline now that I’ve studied the craft more. I am more in building from the incidents and inciting incidents. It has taken my writing on a whole new level.
What’s your methodology of character development?
I study people all day long. I am people watcher and I have an app on my phone that allows me to map my characters out. It is helpful in creating fresh and exciting characters.
What inspires you to write?
Freedom and my undying love for writing. @tamluvstowrite Click To Tweet My time is dedicated to my children, caring for my son’s who is chronically ill. Writing is my breath of fresh air when all hell is breaking loose. I know that is the one thing that brings joy and it is mine solely.
Can you tell us about your book Blue’s Treasure?
Blue’s Treasure was inspired by a gentleman I was dating. He was incarcerated and finally released. We fell in love. I always imagine if we met earlier. I created Blue in the likeness of him and Treasure in the likeness of me. I added flaws. It is about asking the question does love conquer all? Blue is released and finds out that Treasure has married the officer who has arrested him.
What was your writing process when working on Blue’s Treasure?
I wrote Blue’s Treasure in Women and Children’s hospital while caring for my son. I was there more than home. I also interviewed inmates, police officers, and Attica Correctional Facility correctional officers.
Who’s your favorite character in Blu’s Treasure and why?
Harper Blue is my favorite character because I poured my heart and soul into building a complex man. I had the freedom to show him at all levels of being a man.
With this being your debut novel how long did it take you to complete it?
It took me a year to write.
When did you discover you had a gift for words?
At eleven when I wrote my first poem Black Girl lost. I knew it was my calling and purpose in life.
When you’re not writing, what do you like to read?
I love reading books by indie authors. I love supporting other authors .
What is your favorite genre to read?
My favorite genre is suspense thriller.
Who are your creative influences?
I would say life in general but Eric Jerome Dickey, Terry McMillan, and Walter Mosley. Imani Wisdom because she is so fearless with her writing. It was her who inspired me to never be put in a box.
Tell us about your latest project: Fat Girl Vigilante: Insanity At Its Finest!
Fat Girl Vigilante is my first suspense thriller novel about a woman who callously and brutally murdering men and women in Buffalo. She is a victim that has now become the villain.
Name one person you would like to do a collaboration, and why?
I would love to collaborate with Imani Wisdom.
When you’re settling down to write, what thing or things are must haves?
Quite music, headphones to tune out the noise, and ice tea.
If you knew then what you know now about novelettes, novellas, and novels, would you write the book different?
Yes, especially Fat Girl Vigilante.
Tell us something the reader doesn’t know about Author Tamyara Brown. Do you have a quirk, a favorite food, or a strange phobia?
I love dipping bread in Kool Aid. It is the best thing ever and stress reliever.
Can you tell us about Beautifully Me Undefined.
Beautifully Me Undefined is my first attempt as entrepreneur. It caters to women who are plus size. My mission is to inspire women to recognize their beauty , love themselves, and never allow anyone to determine their beauty. I also teach how to make their own products.
Do you make playlists for books?
Yes, I had to for each novel. Fat Girl Vigilante I had to create a violent character so I listened to hard core rap.
If you were asked to write a short story based on your journey as an author, what would the title be?
Never would of made it without you!
Do you have any future projects? If so, please share.
I’m Still Here is a novel about a young man who survives a late term abortion and travels to California to meet his murderer. Along the way he meets a misfit drug addict and cutter. He is fighting with falling in love with her and whether he should save the life of his murderer.
What have you learned about yourself since you started you writing career?
That I can overcome my fears and do what I can no matter who supports me. The fear of not getting the support used to be a barrier now I keep going.
You have spoken openly about your life as a caregiver and the challenges you and your family have faced over the years. Could you share your story with us?
My son has FSGS and end stage renal disease. Your life becomes your child, you live at the hospitals, doctor’s appointments and constantly on call. It is often you sacrifice your entire life out of love. Though he has a new kidney his condition has reoccurred and he is on plasmaspersis five days a week to get him in remission. It is challenging and I know God has a terrific plan for his life.
What advice do you have for up and coming authors?
To keep going even when the support isn’t there. To write even when you don’t feel like it. Writing and creating novels is for the love of it and not the fame. Keep going until they say your name.
In 10 words or less can you create a quote that describes you and your writing?
Writing has been my friend and life support system it gives me hope.
See. What did I tell you? Tamyara Brown has a compelling story. To check out her work, visit her website at http://www.tamluvstowrite.com/