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Interview with Tamara Elizabeth: ‘I waited to publish on my 51st birthday as a celebration for another year traveled’

Tamara Elizabeth is a speaker, author, self love coach, radio host, a master motivator of women in transition, conductress of motivational seminars, professional photographer, small space designer, lover of social media, mother of 5, and a fabulously loveable woman after her first 50 years.  She is determined to create a revolution of women.

Tamara started her life over at fifty and believes that if she can do it, any woman can.  That’s when she decided to take her experiences and help others with her latest book, Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! – Discovering My Loveable Me.

I have 4 greatest accomplishments in my life – my 4 grown children.  My next greatest joy is my step son that I have had the honor of nurturing for the past 7 years.

Visit her website at www.moximize.me.

Follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Moximize_Me and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/moximize.

Q: Welcome to Beyond the Books, Tamara.  Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?

I am proudly a first time published author

Q: When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?

I choose to go self-publishing with a Print on Demand company

Q: How long did it take you to get published once you signed the contract?

I waited to publish on my 51st Birthday as a celebration for another great year traveled in my life.

Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?

I was so proud of my perseverance and dedication. This workbook was a very important goal as apart of a healing process in my own journey of traversing through a challenging transition.

Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time?

I announced it on my website/blog and social media. Then I signed up for a virtual tour.

Q: Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?

Once I saw it in print I realized I could do anything I put my mind to and have continued my writing with many spoons in my creative soup bowl. I am confident that absolutely anything can evolve into my next project – my fears are now abated.

Q: What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?

 With all the different avenues for getting ones work published, anyone has the opportunity to provide the world with their gift of words put into amazing ideas. With the increasing ease it is to get any book you want from anywhere in the world why not try to take flight with publishing your dream if you so desire.

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?

Right now just having so much fun being on virtual tour and learning so much about the book industry. I am loving it!

Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?

Your dream is a reality and only your imagination can prevent you from being published. If you have something to say share your gift – you owe it to the world to share your expertise no matter what it may be. Everyone has something important to satiate the minds of readers.

 

Pump Up Your Book Over the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

holiday savingsPump Up Your Book, an innovative public relations agency specializing in online book publicity, is happy to announce a very cost-saving special in December 2011 to help authors – new and old – promote their books during the holidays.

If you have an older title and want to give it some new life with new sales or a new author wanting to get your feet wet in the online world, try out our December 2011 Virtual Book Publicity Tour Special.

Your tour will consist of 10 appearances on blogs and websites – many of which are syndicated into USA Today, Chicago Times, and other high volume news sites – and will run from December 5 – 16. The cost for this super book promotional deal including a full social media campaign is only $149. A super value for the cost-conscious author. Deadline for signing up for this special is October 25, 2011.

For more information for signing up with this special book promotional offer, visit http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2011/08/17/pump-up-your-book-december-2011-virtual-book-publicity-holiday-tour-special/.

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