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Books n Pearls interviews: Tamara H Hartl @HartlTamaraH w/ giveaway #bookboost


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Next in our Interview series: Tamara H Hartl. This is a new-to-us author, so make sure to leave questions and comments below! 

Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions. Can you begin by introducing yourself, please?

Hey there! I’m Tamara H Hartl, Tammy to all my friends and family. I’m a transplanted Texan. (Virginian by birth). I was 42 before I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up! I love horses and have been a trainer for many years. I still do that as well as write. I also am married and have two daughters. My oldest just started at University of Texas this past Fall. Hook ’em Horns!

What made you decide to start writing?

I had time to kill waiting on my daughters when I picked them up from school. There was a story bouncing around in my head so I took advantage of the time and wrote long hand in a spiral. The story grabbed the bit and ran.

How do you find your inspiration or where do you get your story ideas?

I am a huge Outlander fan as well as Tolkien. I could watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy over and over. I have to admit too that I used to play Dungeons and Dragons back in the day. With real dice I might add, not online.

Do you have a character that has been your favorite to write about? 

Ki Lionblade, the heroine of Dark Lord of Kismera. She is a real tough cookie with a take no crap attitude. But there is a softer side to her not many get to see that I had such fun exploring.

Is there another genre that you would like to try?

Western, with a very strong female character. I love a woman who can think for herself. I might have to add the romance genre to it, but I haven’t explored that fully yet.

What do you do when you are not writing? 

I have a family that keeps me pretty busy. But by trade I train horses. I am employed as a farm manager/trainer at this time. I get them ready for another trainer who shows them to the National level for an amateur owner. It is really cool taking the babies and watching them grow and succeed!!!

If you could be any paranormal being, what would you like to be and why? 

The characters in my series can shape shift into lions. I think that would be totally cool. ( and great fun at parties) but I think being a sorceress would be amazing. I would always have a good day. Someone pisses me off I’d just turn them into a toad.

If you could pick the brain of one author, who would you like to have a discussion with & why? 

Diana Gabaldon. There is a lot going on in her head that would be fun to discuss. James Rollins is another that can really think deep.

What is your next project? 

The second book in the Knights of Kismera series is due to be released February 9th, 2016 so I am doing a lot of promo work right now. I am about half way through the third in the series, so it’s pretty crazy right now. And I’m loving it!!

Describe your writing space

The kitchen table is a good spot if the rest of the family is busy with their own thing. I do more writing late at night when everyone else is settling down and the TV or their music is off.

Do you write to music? Do you have a go-to list or does it vary?

I get more done with less distraction. Right now House is on and my hubby is watching. It’s background noise but if I’m trying to get through a complicated scene, less is best. As a mom I have pretty much mastered the tuning out thing. Unless they are on fire or a bone is sticking out I can ignore them when I get really involved in a project.

Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you would like to say to readers or fellow authors? 

Don’t let a hiccup or a bump along the way to your dreams make you give up. I also would say that when you get that story that just wants to be told, write the first draft without thought about serious editing. That will all work itself out later.


Dark Lord of Kismera

28ef55_f90d670968de4b7994828cbc672e2d37Easy going Drace MacKinnon loves his job playing a hero knight in an equestrian themed dinner theater in Las Vegas.

Fate, a dragon sorcerer, and an ancient god have other plans for him.

Abducted by magic, Drace is thrust into the medieval world of the Werre, shape shifting warriors.

Leading them is the woman warrior whose spirit matches the lioness she can become. While beautiful, she is also arrogant and deadly. Forced together to fight an old enemy of her people, love becomes their destiny, a love that is hard to keep.

Book 2: Lexin’s Quest is coming February 9. Preorder today:

About the author

Author Tamara H. Hartl has published Dark Lord of Kismera, the first book in the Knights of Kismera series and her award winning short story “The Lady’s Profit” is featured in the anthology, Short Stories by Texas Authors. Tamara was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. She moved to Texas and began her career as a horse trainer and farm manager for an Arabian horse breeder. She now works for a different owner of Arabians and Arab-cross show horses in the same capacity. Horses figure prominently in her writing. She is a wife, mother of two daughters, and a caretaker of a menagerie of rescue animals. She enjoys a good book and spending time with her own horses.

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