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Tenkara Smart

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Favourite Literary Quote: “What necessity is there to dwell on the Past, when the Present is so much surer–the Future so much brighter?” –Mr. Rochester

Tenkara Smart graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor in English Literature, minor in Creative Writing, which took her to a role unrelated to writing (as often happens) and into senior leadership for a US based running store. Tenkara later moved with the love-of-her-life Aussie husband to Doha, Qatar, and then on to Melbourne, Australia.

A former surfer in SoCal, Tenkara is now chicken to surf the waters of Australia for fear of being bitten by a shark, stung by a jellyfish, or who knows what else!

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Tenkara Smart Hi Jordan,

Throughout my life, people have shared stories with me, and some of those stories were added to my book. I added this short scene because I…more
Hi Jordan,

Throughout my life, people have shared stories with me, and some of those stories were added to my book. I added this short scene because I felt it highlighted the wisdom of Wolf and that it showed Wolf is true to who he is, he trusts his feelings and his instincts, and Wolf is committed to making his own decisions in life based on what he thinks is right.

My future books will be taking place long in the past and not in Australia, so the topics and stories will be different.
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Tenkara Smart Hi Matthew,

Wow! Thank you so much for enjoying She Named Me Wolf.

The idea came from stories that were shared with me. I decided that I wanted to take…more
Hi Matthew,

Wow! Thank you so much for enjoying She Named Me Wolf.

The idea came from stories that were shared with me. I decided that I wanted to take these real-life experiences and fictionalize them, creating a series of books that would (hopefully) touch a reader on a deep level. The next book in the series The Many Lives of Wolf is about the samurai warrior, Junsaku, and I hope to have it ready to read in 2021. I hope you'll give it a read :)

Also, I hope you'll share your review on Amazon and Goodreads so that others might know you enjoyed it. Thanks again for the question and for saying that you were touched by She Named Me Wolf - you made my day!!!

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“Tenkara Smart weaves a delightful coming of age story of struggle, survival, and happiness found in an imaginary world.” Book Review

“She Named Me Wolf is the first book in a series titled The Many Lives of Wolf and is based on the idea of past lives and reincarnation,” Tenkara says. “In this young adult novel, I introduce the reader to Wolf, a boy growing up in a small town in the Australian Cap Read more of this blog post »
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From the beginning of She Named Me Wolf, I was drawn into Tenkara Smart’s story. Her superb writing skills and ingenious imagination take us on a journey through the eyes, emotions, senses, ex" Read more of this review »
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Wow this book is nothing like I've read before. The author weaves a beautiful but heartbreaking story at times. It gives you so many emotions, captivating you from the very first chapter. I can't wait to read where wolfs p" Read more of this review »
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“There is only choice, and at every moment, you only have two choices. When you make your decision, you'll know if it was right by the way you feel. If you know it wasn't the right choice, make a different choice.”
Tenkara Smart, She Named Me Wolf

“When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”
Dalai Lama

“All secrets sound the same in the dark.”
Ryan Graudin, All That Burns
tags: dark

“You can lose your way anywhere.”
Christine Heppermann, Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
tags: life, lost

“The problem is that I know exactly how I feel about you and that terrifies me.”
Laelia Starla, From Prying Eyes

“Love doesn't always come when you want it to. Sometimes it just happens, despite your will.”
V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

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