Tamikio L. Dooley
Tamikio is an award-winning author. She is the author of Inspire Me to Heal, A Better You, My Skin is Beautiful, Woman on the Shore, The Train to Krakow Izabella Poliavok Story, The Perfect Autumn Poetry, In the Heart of December and the Co-author of Wide Awake.
Tamikio has received awards and certificates for her short stories, articles, essays, and poetry published in Ukiyoto Publishing Anthologies, Bard’s Day Key Anthology, Magazinehorsowar Magazine, Multinational Magazine, and Multinational Pen Soldiers Poetry Anthology.
Tamikio received an honorable recognition as the best crime author in September 2016, a nominee for World Literacy Award, and she won her first crystal trophy award in the crime category.
Tell us a little about yourself?
Hi, my name is Tamikio L. Dooley. I’m an award- winning author. I write fiction and nonfiction of crime, thriller, mystery, fantasy, zombie apocalypse, historical, romance, western, and paranormal. In my spare time, I write poetry, health books, children’s books, diaries, journals, articles, essays, inspirational books, women’s fiction and nonfiction books.
Tell us your latest news.
My upcoming book entitled Inspire Me to Heal releases on December 30, 2022. I launched my initial podcasts program introducing authors and poets. Readers, authors, and poets can read poems by talented authors and poets on Poetry Thymes. Also, I launched my first zoom meetings and author interviews with authors and poets entitled “Newsworthy Channel Authors”. Everything is coming together, beautifully.
When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing for the public in January 2015. At sixteen, I wrote ghost and horror stories by hand and read them to my younger sibling. I’ve always been obsessed with books from the time I learned how to read, but never pursued writing for the public until eight-years earlier. How did I pursue writing for the public? Social media. Facebook introduced me to networking and interacting with fellow authors, publishers, poets, editors, and other book related sources.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I first considered myself a writer at sixteen.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Movies and my dreams inspired me to write my first book. My first book entitled Ghost and the Supernatural, written, and published in January 2015. Soon after, I unpublished the book because of unfortunate circumstances.
Who designed the covers for your books?
I design all of my book covers.
My hobbies are reading, researching, crocheting, collecting candles, wax cubes, mugs, books, Bath and Body Works care.
I came up with the title of my last book Chaotic Souls related to a short story I wrote in 2017. The short story entitled A Dead Man’s Folly.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, written in my women’s fiction and nonfiction novels. I encourage women of all ethnic groups to embrace their inner-beauty, talents, self-worthiness, and creativity. I inspire them to believe in themselves and close their ears to negativity. We as women can accomplish anything positive and uplifting, overcome any obstacle, trial, and tribulation life throws at us. We are passionate overachievers!
How much of the book is realistic?
My nonfiction books are based on research and true events.
What books have most influenced your life most?
Yes, my upcoming book Inspire Me to Heal is based on coping with mental, emotional, and verbal trauma. I share with individuals suffers from mental, emotional, physical, psychological, and verbal abuse.
Most books influencing me are history, memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, things of the nonfiction genre, which inspires me to write fiction.
Do you have a mentor that helped or encouraged you to follow your dream of writing?
Yes, I do. God is my mentor. He gives me ideas daily inspiring me to come up with titles for my books and projects. I give the highest praise in him I trust.
What book are you reading now?
I’m reading The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, Miss Pearly’s Girls by ReShonda Tate Billingsley, and will read Christmas in Silver Springs by Brenda Novak in my book club called Book Lover’s Café. I’m the creator of the book club starting December 5th, on Bookclubs.com. I invite readers to join the club at
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Tons of authors, too many to name, that grasp my interest. I’m always looking for a great story to write, and a fantastic story to read.
One final question...Do you have a blog/website? If so, what is it?
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