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Why did you create Tamiko-fied reality?

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

I have always been intrigued by the what ifs of life and how one simple decision can drastically change the course of one’s life. Tamiko-fied Reality allows me to play my wonderings out over the lifetime of a character. I want to entertain but I also want to inspire through relatable characters.


I never wanted to be an author.  I planned to spend my 40 plus working years in a 9 to 5, collecting a pay check every week.  In my free time, I’d read, write in my journal and do all the other hobbies and activities that people do. When I decided to write a novel, I thought it would be a one and done. I only had one story to tell. The more I worked on my first draft, the more inspired I became.  So many intriguing people and situations that I wanted to take to the next level in Tamiko-fied reality.  


My debut novel details how the lives of three very different women cross connect on a  7-day cruise.  As I experienced and witnessed, no matter how smart, successful, street wise, worldly women are, most have been involved with Mr. Wrong.  Everyone around them can see Mr. Wrong for who he is except her.  Sometimes she is blind to it, other times she thinks she can change him. This novel plays out the last straw, the revelation that Mr. Wrong is Mr. Wrong. What’s the old saying, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?  We shall see...


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