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Interview: Tammy Hill

I am so pleased to introduce you to Tammy Hill today.  I have a 15-year-old avid reader, so it’s always fantastic to discover a new Young Adult Christian novelist.  Her novel, Knowing, released yesterday!  I am definitely getting it for my daughter to read.  I hope you read it as well.  Tammy is here answering your questions about her.  I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born and raised in a small town in the South.  I was a divorced, single parent for a few years until I married my husband of fifteen years.  We traveled quite a bit when my husband was in the Army and fell in love with Paris when stationed in Germany.  Last summer, the “door opened” to move overseas so, we took the plunge and moved to France. I’m now a stay-at-home mom.  I love reading, photography, travel, and recently realized that I really love writing fiction.
 Tell us about your current release.
 Knowing-A Series of Gifts is a young adult supernatural romance.  It is set in Georgia and is about Ember Matthews, a teen who is getting a second chance at life.  After restoring her relationship with Christ, she realizes she wants more from life.  Through her hunger, Ember is given a gift that neither she nor her friends understand.   The book is about making mistakes, forgiveness, and learning to serve others in love.
What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block?
I had to spend time alone to get past any blocks.  When the distractions disappeared, or at least quieted a little, the story would start flowing.  I wrote many mornings before the sun came up.  Anyone who knows me knows–my getting up that early on my own volition was a miracle in itself.   I also rarely made it through a shower without hopping out and running to my room to write.  I lost many good notes by water and bubble damage.

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