Introducing Tammy S. Thomas
You will never know unless you try. Those are the words that Tammy lives by. Born into a military family, she takes the motto “Be all you can be”, to another level. Tammy was inspired to write poetry at the age of fifteen through dealing with life’s experiences.
Her soulful style of poetry is catching like wildfire and you can now find Tammy’s work on multiple social platforms.
Tammy is a single mother of two beautiful daughters, and a grandmother to two grandchildren. If you ask anyone about Tammy, they would say she has a positive and soulful energy about her.
Interview – Book: Emotional Soul of a Poetess
Creative Talents Unleashed: Hi Tammy, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
Tammy: Hi and thank you for this opportunity.
Creative Talents Unleashed: Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Tammy: I was born into a military family and I am the oldest of two children. I always been somewhat shy and down-to-earth. I love helping people, I use to be a teacher at a daycare facility while I went to school to pursue my degree in Medical Assistant. No matter what I do it’s about helping someone.
Creative Talents Unleashed: So when did you fall in love with poetry or writing in general, when did you decide this life was for you? Tell us a bit about that discovery process.
Tammy: I started writing a journal when I was about fifteen years old. It was very therapeutic for me. But as I’ve gotten older, I stopped and I didn’t pick up a pen until years later. When I decided to connect on Facebook in 2011 , I discovered a section called notes. So I decided to use it to write my thoughts, which turned into poetry. And ever since then I never put down my pen again.
Creative Talents Unleashed: Why do you write, what is it that you’re trying to communicate through your work?
Tammy: I write because I felt like I have something to say. I know that what I’m feeling that my words can help others.
Creative Talents Unleashed: Where does your inspiration come from, what might inspire you at any moment to write a story or poem?
Tammy: I get my inspirations from life’s situations; my family, friends, music, just sitting and thinking, and believe or not in my sleep.
Creative Talents Unleashed: What was the hardest thing about writing your book?
Tammy: I would say picking out what poems to choose, how I could reach out to others, and editing.
Creative Talents Unleashed: What was the easiest thing about writing your book?
Tammy: Knowing that my words could help encourage others.
Creative Talents Unleashed: There are many authors who say that in the process of writing a book you learn things about yourself. Did you learn anything in your book writing process about yourself, if so what?
Tammy: Yes that is true. I discovered that the more I write the more confident and expressive I have become. And how I opened up more.
Creative Talents Unleashed: What in your view is the role or responsibility of a writer or poet, if there is any?
Tammy: I would say stay true to yourself and your readers.
Creative Talents Unleashed: What are your ambitions as a writer, where do you hope to see yourself in say 5 years?
Tammy: In 5 years I see myself writing more books, being an Advocate for women/children in an abusive situations, and helping others who wish to write a book as well.
Creative Talents Unleashed: Who is your favorite writer or poet? Perhaps you have a favorite quote from them that you would like to share.
Tammy: My favorite poet is Mya Angelou. There is one quote that stuck out to me was, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Creative Talents Unleashed: What advice would you give to aspiring writers who have dreams of publishing or making writing a career choice?
Tammy: I would say keep writing. If you’re having doubts submitting your work, do it anyways because you won’t know how far it could take you. And if you get rejected, don’t stop writing take the constructive criticism to help you do better and resubmit your work. Never give up your dream.
Excerpt from the book: Emotional Soul of a Poetess
She is hot as the summer nights
She commands attention when she enters the room
Her essence astounds them
Her aroma entices
Her hips sway of floetry
As she dances like poetry
Who is this woman of mystery?
© Tammy S. Thomas
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