Tamara Philip, Author

Where Love blossoms…


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Weekend Writing Warrior’s blog hop #8sunday…Tom has a revelation…9/7/2014

Hey All! I’m back again doing the #8sunday with the wonderful  Weekend Writing Warriors!  I really loved reading the other snippets! This week’s excerpt from my debut novella The Trouble with Playing Cupid shows the scene when Tom begins to realize that he wants to seek a deeper connection with December.

“December desperately wanted to wipe away the sadness lodged deeply in his eyes.  He smiled a crooked smile and gazed adoringly at her.

Tom had never been this open with anyone before but with December, he couldn’t help himself. He wanted to know everything about her, he wanted her to know everything about him.  And more than anything else, he wanted to know that she accepted him just as he was.

With no airs and graces, no fancy suits and polished lines, just Tom.  Slightly lonely, starved for affection, Tom. “

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Authors with Flair…Adrienne Ruvalcaba interview

Adrienne Ruvalcaba‘s The Prostitute’s Daughter is a gripping, intense, edgy and yet sweet novel. How does one book accomplish all of that? Perhaps it’s a reflection of its author and all the layers of her personality?  Luckily for me, she allowed me to interview her in all her mysterious glory…

 In less than 30 words, tell us about The Prostitute’s Daughter?

The Prostitute’s Daughter is the story of a man who loves a woman who doesn’t believe in love. He loves her even when she isn’t capable of loving herself.

How long did it take you to write it?

It took me five years to write this book. I wrote it in my spare time while I was dealing with a things, including the end of an abusive marriage, going to engineering school full time while single parenting two small children, working, and coming to grips with serious health issues and a subsequent diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Why did you write it? or better yet where did the plot idea come from?

The plot idea came from my intimate experience with survivors of abuse. At a young age, I witnessed a very dear loved one go through unspeakable abuse. I also witnessed this person’s metamorphosis into a completely different person. This person never received the love they needed and deserved, and, as a result, they never healed properly. I too am a survivor of abuse, but I was able to find peace and healing through love and support. The redeeming power of love is sometimes the only way to drive out certain kinds of darkness in one’s soul. The Prostitute’s Daughter is a story that captures that concept and gives it an emotionally fulfilling little fairytale twist.

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

I’m definitely more of a doer than a talker. I’m a person of few spoken words, but I’m very good at plodding along like a machine and accomplishing one small, manageable task after another. I’m all about the daily grind.

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Why You Should Read Like A Teen Again

“Teen reading” is a phrase I use not to describe a certain type of book — you can “teen read” Jane Austen or David Foster Wallace — but a certain style of reading: when you block everything and everyone else out, and immerse yourself in the world of the book until you reach the point that even going to the bathroom is an annoyance.


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The Trouble With Playing Cupid

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I’m so excited to be launching my Debut book very soon!