Saturday, October 6, 2012

Interview with Tammara Webber & Giveaway!

Tammara Webber is the author of the Between the Lines series, and Easy. She wrote sad romantic poetry in high school and penned her first half-novel when she was 19 which was accidentally destroyed in a shredder.

Tammara is addicted to coffee, Cherry Garcia frozen yogurt and baby carrots. She is a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life.

Tammara, thanks so much for joining me today on A Dash of YA!

Thank you for having me!

Was there a defining moment in your life when you knew that you wanted to be an author?

No. I always enjoyed writing. It was more of a natural progression. I actually fought it more than I moved towards it, because it seemed like such an impossible dream. I’m glad my common sense didn’t win out. J

Between the Lines was the first book you published, but was it the first book you’d ever written?

No. I wrote three “shelf novels” before I wrote Between the Lines.

Your stand-alone novel, Easy, has received much praise. How did the concept for Easy come about?

I’ve wanted to write this book for a while. I had to wait until I was certain of the exact way to approach the story. The concept developed from with experiences both personal and of those close to me, and came to the forefront while working with university students as an advisor. Though my job title suggested I counseled students about academic matters only, I was often the only person they knew in administration. Students would talk to me about personal issues when they didn’t know where else to turn. Whether they just needed someone to listen or needed actual assistance, I could refer them to offices on campus that they often didn’t know existed.

What was your reaction to Penguin/Razorbill’s decision to republish Between the Lines and Easy?

When my agent called to tell me about the offer, I was thrilled. They’ve been really wonderful.

What are some of your favourite books at the moment?

I’m reading Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys at the moment. It’s fantastic. I wish I had more time to read – my TBR pile is massive. Every time I finish a book, I find I’ve added two more while reading! I need a month-long vacation away from my computer. I’m also critiquing Abbi Glines’ newest book, which is work I love to do. (I have to lower the air conditioning temp or have a fan handy when I work on her manuscripts, though!)

What is the most important thing you have learnt on your journey as an author? 

To never give up. If someone tells you no, that's just a no to that pathway, not a no to that goal. I'm a storyteller, and I always have been; this is what I was meant to do. I think many people don't end up doing what they were meant to do, because they allow someone else to stop them. If you're like me, and you aren't the sort to break down the wall, then find your way around it!

I would like to thank Tammara again for joining us for the launch week of A Dash of YA! To find out more about Tammara and her books, follow the links below.


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  1. Great interview! I love Tammara's books. :)

  2. I would love to win an ecopy of a book because so far I have only read Easy, and I would love to read more from Tamara Webber because Easy was one of my favorite reads of 2012!!!

  3. Carrie - I love her books too! She is awesome. Thanks for stopping by. :)

    Mimi - Easy is also my favourite book of the year! I loved Lucas!

  4. As Mimi above, the only other book that I have read from Tamara Webber is "Easy" and I absolutely loved it! I would love to read more of her books!

  5. Just wondering when you were going to announce the winner??? Hint hint??

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