Interview with Tamela Miles
by LaShawn Williams
1. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
Answer: I’ve always wanted to visit Maine because it’s the home of Stephen King. It’s always been a desire in the back of my mind – the whole “someday” thing. I have an author friend who has family in Hawaii and it’s a big part of her heritage and her writing. I’ve visited Kauai and spent a great deal of time soaking it all in – the vibrant, tropical colors, the lovely beaches, the tasty food.
2. Does a big ego help or hurt writers?
Answer: A big ego may work for other writers, but not for me! *laughing* I try to keep it as humble as possible. I truly appreciate every reader and their responses, even the not so great ones. I’m always mindful of other authors’ advice, while blazing my own trail.
3. Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Answer: It all depends on the kind of day I’ve had. *laughing* There are times when I hop out of bed after midnight with an idea that I simply must get all down on my PC. Those times, I’m energetic like I’ve had five cups of coffee. Then, there the days when I shuffle past my PC and scowl because nothing is coming to mind like lightning and I’m exhausted.
4. What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Answer: I’m good friends with author, Lelani Black and she truly inspires everything I write. She has the innate ability to zero in on what’s right with a manuscript and what could be improved and works a lot better. She’s brilliant at what she does.
5. What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
Answer: I had an advanced vocabulary by the time I was ten. I began to realize that language has power when I consistently received overwhelmingly positive responses from my English teachers about my writings. When my friends read my stories, they always wanted more.
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Tamela Miles is a school psychologist with Ed.S and PPS credential and a graduate of California State University San Bernardino and California State University Dominguez Hills. She is also a former flight attendant. She grew up in Altadena, California in that tumultuous time known as the 1980s. She now resides with her family in the Inland Empire, CA. She’s a horror/paranormal romance writer mainly because it feels so good having her characters do bad things and, later, pondering what makes them so bad and why they can never seem to change their wicked ways.
She enjoys emails from people who like her work. In fact, she loves emails. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or her Facebook page, Tamela Miles Books. She also welcomes reader reviews and enjoys the feedback from people who love to read as much as she does.
Enjoy life on the run with plenty of romance and steam in the novella, “Maraschino Marriage Pact”, featuring fiery but skittish witch, Mikayla and frustrated warlock, Austin. The story is from Ms. Miles and The Wild Rose Press, arriving in 2020, and is part of the One Scoop or Two series.
It’s “hands off” for Tomas and Nahla, while she’s his witch ward in danger, but the steam between them makes that vow difficult to keep in novella “The Runaway Witch’s Kiss”. The story is from Ms. Miles and Satin Romance (a Melange Books imprint), arriving in 2020. This is
Book #1 in the Spellbound Underground series.
“Crimson”, which features Ash and Delilah from her first horror/paranormal anthology “Rock Paper Scissors”, is available from Ms. Miles and Satin Romance, imprint of Melange Books.
“Cushion”, a spooky and steamy paranormal romance novella, is now available from Ms. Miles and The Wild Rose Press. Love a good book soundtrack? Please feel free to check out the author’s soundtrack playlist for Cushion on YouTube.com: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8TSkx6d_HseOmP4c0WCM75ytTK6oN8_
She has a short novella 3 story series with The Wild Rose Press, entitled the Hell On Heels Series. #1 of the series, entitled “Heart of a Hunter”, is now available. #2 of the series, “Dark Deliverance” is also now available. #3 of the series, “Hell Hath No Fury”, is also now available. For those who are excited about it (yippee!), please feel free to check out the author’s soundtrack playlist for Hell On Heels on YouTube.com, listed as Hell On Heels: Songs from the Edge by Tamela Miles. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8TSkx6d_Hu_IVh0lfqHWNcWRZ_yquRV
A compilation of all of her short stories, entitled “Rock Paper Scissors”, which includes four new short horror/paranormal romance stories is now available from Broken Publications.
“Sleeping Beauties”, her first short novella which introduces the beautiful ladies of The Trifecta trapped in a nightmarish landscape, is now available.
“Hellbound”, which is the high octane and deeply devilish love story of Kian and Sanaa, is now available. Kian struggles in search of faith and redemption after one foolish, childhood action makes him a condemned dead man walking.