Tara L. Ames

Diamonds and Winning Hearts


  • Do you believe in love at first sight?
    • Of course! That’s how I met my husband. We knew instantly we were meant to be together.
  • Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
    • I create a story that falls appropriately under that genre to make sure I don’t disappoint the readers. Then, I do my very best to make sure my characters and their experiences are unique and unpredictable.
  • What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
    • So far, all my books have required some research. Some require more than others. I actually created my story settings on places I have visited which includes Key West, Florida, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Georgia, and Montana.
  • Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
    • I read all my reviews and I greatly appreciate all of them, including the bad ones if they are well written and constructive.
  • What was your hardest scene to write in the book you wrote for Illicit?
    • The opening. Hopefully, after a few rewrites, I finally have it right now. LOL!
  • What can we expect from you next?
    • In 2019, I’ll launch two new series. One will be sports and the other, military.