Author name: Tammie Painter
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Book: The Trials of Hercules; The Voyage (Books 1 & 2 of The Osteria Chronicles)
Bio: Tammie Painter grew up in the creative world of Portland, Oregon, and she continues to call the City of Roses home. Although she spent years working as a chemist in a behavioral neuroscience research lab, she could never quite tame her desire to express herself through words and images. When circumstances provided her the chance to pursue a creative career, she seized it and has never looked back. In her novels, Tammie loves to explore and bring new life to the stories of history and mythology. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her short stories and essays, and has written hundreds of articles for local, national, and international magazines as well as the Internet.
Favorite thing about being a writer: I love starting with only a sentence or two describing what is supposed to happen in a chapter and watching my pen and my brain turn those few words into several pages brimming with dialogue, actions, and settings. If anyone can make magic, it has to be a writer!
Biggest challenge as an indie author: Trying to fight the stereotype that “self-published book” means a book of lesser quality than one published by a traditional publisher. If self-publishing is ever to be taken seriously, anyone who wants to self-publish must (MUST!!) accept the responsibility of not only creating a great story, but also of editing and revising and copyediting to remove spelling errors, grammar issues, and plot/character inconsistencies. (And yes, I get a little smug when I find errors in books published by the big name publishers.)
Favorite book: I can’t even imagine trying to pick one. The books I’ve read most often are Watership Down by Richard Adams, The Hitchhiker series by Douglas Adams, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The book that left me the feeling of “Wow!” most strongly is The Humans by Matt Haig.
Contact Information: TammiePainter.com
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