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Tamara Shoemaker

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As a child, Tamara kept reams of scrawled-on notebook paper with paragraph after paragraph of books endings. She loved to read, but if a book left her unsatisfied, she created her own ending, then would announce triumphantly to friends and family that Scarlett O'Hara did indeed get "back together" with Rhett Butler, or that the Little Mermaid actually did end up with her prince after all instead of being carried off into the heavens after she died (Disney took a page from her notes instead of remaining true to Hans Christian Anderson).

As she grew, Tamara began to create her own story lines and characters from the end of a much-chewed pencil (before the overwhelming convenience of laptops). In 2006, on a dare from her husband, Tamara sat dow
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Tamara Shoemaker I have no patience with writer's block. Write through it. No matter what. If I just can't figure out what's going to happen next, I reverse my…moreI have no patience with writer's block. Write through it. No matter what. If I just can't figure out what's going to happen next, I reverse my character's actions. If he/she walks in the door somewhere and there's nothing to happen, I have her/him run back out. Up the stairs? They charge back down. Still, peaceful scene that's too quiet? There's a fire. Or a storm. Or the spat of gunfire. The beauty of being the author is that you can make anything happen, no matter what it is. Don't let writer's block keep you from the magic.(less)
Tamara Shoemaker For me? I love wearing my pajamas all day (until my husband pulls in the driveway. Then I run frantically through the house to find an outfit, so when…moreFor me? I love wearing my pajamas all day (until my husband pulls in the driveway. Then I run frantically through the house to find an outfit, so when he walks in the house, I can say with a nonchalant shrug, "Oh hey, you're home.")

More importantly, I love living more than one life. Of course, I enjoy my own life with my husband and my three children and the wild craziness of being everybody's chauffeur and cook and housekeeper and all that, but I'm wild to experience my characters' worlds too. And as an author, I can do that anytime I want.(less)
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After much debate, I am switching blog sites.
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A Regency romance that does a great job of pulling me into the time period without making me realize I'm being pulled into the time period.

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“I may not be the best at what I do. But what I do, I do the best that I can.”
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