Featured Interview With Untamed
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Hello! Hello! Hello! I’m Author Untamed. I’m a multi-genre fiction writer and poetess from a small city called Albany, Ga. Still a native of Georgia, I’m currently doing what I love to do, writing and publishing novels and being a wife and mother!
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been an avid reader. I remember reading R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike novels as well as the girly type of novels, my favorite being the Sweet Valley High series. My fascination with reading has always been the manner in which novels can completely engulf your mind and transport you into them as if you are in the book or you know the characters. Reading has always stimulated my imagination from a young age. I didn’t begin writing however until I was thirteen. I read a novel entitled, Coming of Age by Lorri Hewitt and it was influential to me because the book was about the identity and societal struggles of teenagers. Being thirteen, I was beginning to deal with a lot of the same issues and it ignited my introduction to the pen and pad, and I began writing poetry and then later delved into short stories and novels.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
When I read I love to be able to identify with characters and the storyline. I love stories that teach, pull at your heartstrings, make you cry, laugh, get upset…just take you through a plethora of emotions. I’m a fan of contemporary fiction, chick lit, dramas, poetry, erotica, urban fiction and suspense novels. Some of my favorite authors are, of course, Lorri Hewitt, Mary Morrison, Carl Weber, Ann Keeys, James Patterson, Zane, Sister Soulja, Vulyncia Poindexter and LaDonna Marie. As you can tell I have a wide variety of genres that I love to read spread across several different but extremely talented authors. I’m inspired by these authors and also the world around me. I love to take everyday life situations and turn it into a relatable story but with unpredictable twists and turns. When a person tells me, your book helped me or I needed to read your book, that is the most rewarding feeling and definitely fuels my writing fire.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I recently re-released my first novel, Never Again…No More and I also have part two out which is entitled, Never Again…No More 2; Getting Back to Me. The story surrounds four young women in their early twenties who are best friends and were teen mothers. Charice is a college graduate but has triplets with her ex who is a NFL player who doesn’t support his children. Trinity has two children by her ex-fiancé and one by her current boyfriend who is heavily involved in street life activity. Lucinda has one daughter and struggles to support her without her family’s help or the father’s help. LaMeka has two children, one of whom is autistic and her boyfriend finds comfortable in drinking and drugs. It delves into the pressures and unknown issues surrounding being a young mother and how each woman is trying to sustain their lives, grow up and learn themselves and still be great mothers to their children. It covers several facets that are shunned from discussion in households such as domestic violence, rape, broken homes and covers different relational issues with the children fathers. Part one is the background of the ladies and part 2 is the outcome of their situations. I’m excited because part 3 will be coming out June 2014!
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