As you know on Fridays I bring you new books and projects. I love to feature joint collections where several authors combine their books to offer variety and incredible value-for-money. It’s also a great chance to meet new writers that you’ll likely want to follow from then on, all under one roof.
Although I’ve featured some collections in the past, thanks to Tamara Ferguson who is a fellow author in one of the groups I frequent, I have the opportunity to bring you a great collection Mother’s Day Magic and not only that, but also to introduce you a few of the writers participating on the project. I’ll be sharing some insight information, interviews, etc, in the weeks to come, but I thought Tamara would be the best person to introduce us to this collection.
The floor is yours.
Mother’s day Magic…
Every mother’s heart holds a bit of magic…her children’s love. Enchantment awaits in a dozen brand new, previously unpublished-stories, written by #1 bestselling and/or multi-award winning authors from across the globe. Whether it’s a captivating tale of romance or fiction fashioned from loving memories, these poignant stories are sure to touch your heart.
10% of proceeds from this anthology will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society toward research.
The Facebook event:
AN INTERVIEW WITH Tamara Ferguson One of the Authors FROM MOTHER’S DAY MAGIC
#1 Bestselling & Multi-award winning author of the Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award in new adult romance
The Story I’ve Contributed Is
TWO HEARTS UNSPOKEN
(Two hearts wounded warrior romance ii)
Retired air force captain and wounded warrior, Zach Logan, discovers that his scars are more than skin deep, when he falls in love with Beth Bowen; the lovely single mother of an autistic son. Could these two lonely people discover that love is that something unspoken that’s been missing from their lives?
What Was The Inspiration For Your Mother’s Day Magic Story?
I’m the single mom of a severely Autistic son. The story allows me to give some insight—not only about autism, but about the problems associated with his funding.
How much research was involved in writing your story? How did you go about it?
Not too much research—I decided to write about what I know—since I’m currently involved in a bunch of other writing projects. As far at the wounded warrior aspect—I also watch a lot of CNN—so the world’s problems always seem to be on my mind. My oldest son is a licensed athletic trainer and therapist, so the medical issues are much easier to research when you have your own personal consultant!
How often do your characters surprise you by doing or saying something totally unexpected?
All the time—my story is completely different from the story I intended to write! Sometimes the story just takes off in its own direction, and you have to go with the flow.
Do you miss spending time with your characters when you finish writing this story?
Definitely! That’s why I love writing series romance—many of my previous characters are popping up in each new story I write.
What writer has been your biggest inspiration?
Nora Roberts, Linda Howard & Mary Balogh are the 3 writers I’m the most inspired by—each in a different way—because their stories strike me the most emotionally.
What non-writer had the most influence on your life And why?
Probably my grandmother—I was the only daughter in two generations—so she pretty much spoiled me rotten—but she was also someone who inspired me to think that anything was possible.
How important is the choosing of character names to you? Have you ever decided on a name and then changed it because it wasn’t right for the character?
Names are very important to me—yes I change them if they don’t feel right! I also relate my cover pictures to my characters as closely as possible. This is the salesperson in me! First impressions are very important to the reader (speaking as someone who used to read 7-10 novels per week before I began writing!!)
Do you allow others to read your work in progress, or do you keep it a secret until you’ve finished your first draft?
No one usually asks to read my stories while they’re still in progress!
What inspired you to write your first book?
My son was supposed to enter a vocational program after he graduated from his specialized education, but this fell through because of Illinois’ budget cuts. My plans for expanding my own business were put on hold—since I had to take care of my son full-time. Writing is like therapy for me—and keeps me from thinking about the what-ifs in my life that I can’t do anything about. So the unexpected success I’ve been having has come as a complete surprise for me.
What might we be surprised to know about you?
Besides the fact that I’m a full-time caregiver of my youngest son—who’s severely autistic and an insulin dependent diabetic? There’s not a whole lot of choice in the matter because of the funding in the state of Illinois. That’s why I used this novella to bring up a few of the worries parents like myself are facing with the budget cuts being proposed by the new governor.
But there are also hidden joys in to found in the raising of a special kid—which I also touch base about in my story!
Otherwise, I have a ton of hobbies—including home improvement (I built an addition and put a new roof on the house—so big time home improvement, here)—gardening, cooking, floral arranging—all which I never seem to have time for anymore!
About the Author
A member of the Romance Writers of America, Tamara Ferguson is the top-ten best-selling, multi-award winning author of the Kissed By Fate Romance Series and the Tales of The Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series.
Her latest release is Two Hearts Surrendered. This military romance was her contribution to the bestselling Magical Weddings anthology, which included stories by fifteen USA Today, best-selling, and award-winning authors. Two Hearts Surrendered recently earned 3-5★reviews from Readers’ Favorite, and has just become a #1 Wounded Warrior Romance Bestseller, Kindle Book and Series.
Tales of the Dragonfly Book I: In Tandem was a romance finalist at the 2013 Indie Excellence Awards, while Tales of the Dragonfly Book II: In Flight was a 2014 WINNER at the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Her latest release, That Unforgettable Kiss was recently a top ten Amazon bestseller in Kindle Saga Fiction, earned 3-5★editorial reviews from Readers’ Favorite, and has just become the 2015 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards in New Adult Romance.
That Unforgettable Kiss is currently featured in the #5 bestselling A Touch Of Passion, 12 full-length novels by USA Today, New York Times bestselling and multi-award winning authors. This anthology is also a #1 New Adult Romance Bestseller, as well as a New Adult Bestseller.
A graduate of Illinois State University, Tamara Ferguson was a Vice-President of her graduating class and a Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She was awarded the Illinois State University College of Applied Science and Technology Collegiate Achievement Award upon her graduation.
Since she remains a full-time caregiver for an autistic son, you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing her numerous home improvement projects, because she’s writing or helping indie authors promote their books on twitter. A former horticulturist, she currently resides in central Illinois.
Never Underestimate the Power of a Kiss 💋
Multi-Award Winning, #1 Bestselling Author of
Contemporary Romance Suspense, New Adult Romance, & Military Romance-
Two Hearts Surrendered.
#1 Wounded Warrior Romance Bestseller, Kindle Book & Series
That Unforgettable Kiss-New Adult Romance
2015 Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award WINNER
Tamara’s Blog “Tammys Dragonfly”
Tamara on Amazon
Tamara on Twitter: @Tammysdragonfly
Tamara on Facebook
Tamara on G+
Tamara on LinkedIn
Tamara on Goodreads
Kissed by Fate on Facebook
Kissed by Fate homepage
Tales of the Dragonfly homepage
Tales of the Dragonfly In Tandem (Book I)
Tales of the Dragonfly In Flight (Book II) Rerelease-revised & new cover in April 2016(Blue Harvest Creative)
That Unforgettable Kiss (Kissed By Fate Books 1)
A Touch of Passion (With That Unforgettable Kiss)
✿ Amazon: http://BookShow.me/B017DVII20
✿ Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-touch-of-passion-1
✿ Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/589307
Two Heart Surrendered (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance I)
Magical Weddings (With Two Hearts Surrendered)
Coming Soon: Two Hearts Undone (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance III)
(Annie Acorn Publishing)
Social media long links/web page address etc.
Tamara’s Blog https://Tammysdragonfly.wordpress.com/
Tamara on Amazon http://www.TamaraFerguson.com
Tamara on Twitter: @Tammysdragonfly https://twitter.com/Tammysdragonfly
Tamara on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamara-Ferguson/579374595502809
Tamara G+ https://plus.google.com/108952992124602192038/posts?hl=en Tamara on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tamara-ferguson/94/a05/946
Tamara on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/httpgoodreadscomtamara_ferguson
Tamara E-mail Tammysdragonfly@gmail.com
Kissed by Fate on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KissedByFate?ref=hl
I’ve featured the Magical Weddings Anthology before (see here) and personally I can say I’m impressed by all of Tamara’s achievements and for pushing through with her writing no matter what.
Thanks so much to Tamara for this introduction to the collection and for such an open-hearted and honest interview and thanks to your for reading. As I mentioned before I’ll be sharing some more features about some of the other authors in coming weeks. In the meantime, don’t forget to like, share, comment and CLICK!