SPOTLIGHT ON: TammyJo Eckhart
How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?
I met Stephen through several science fiction conventions.
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
Book three of the “Beyond the Soften of His Fur” trilogy.
Genre is a very interesting question because I “don’t do genre well” meaning that I’m more of a cross-genre sort of author. It can be found under “erotica,” “romance,” “furry,” and “science fiction”.
Quick description of it.
BSHF is a science fiction tale of scientific potential, economic enslavement, and how water impacts global stability, but primarily it is about how love and fear drive one family to fight for their freedom.
Something unique about it.
I think the coupling of erotic scenes with honest assessments of power throughout society with a focus on the personal changes of the character is not what most people expect if they think “romance” or “erotica” or “furry.” I don’t like to do what is expected, my goal is to tell the story regardless of what that takes.
Links for people to buy it.
Your promo links.
You can find the start of the first chapter at the publisher here: http://www.circlet.com/?p=5480
You can also find the first chapter of book 2 here: http://www.circlet.com/?p=4100
Your short Bio.
Several small presses have published TammyJo Eckhart’s fiction and non-fiction since 1996. A skilled storyteller, TammyJo enjoys reading her fiction to live audience so she is happy to travel in her region to perform readings, sell/sign books, and lead workshops and discussions on various subjects. TammyJo earned her PhD in ancient history with minors in women’s history and folklore in November 2007 from Indiana University, and uses both her scholarly knowledge and twelve years teaching experience in her work. She is the proud and very busy founder of The Chocolate Cult as well as an active book reviewer and RPGer. She lives in Indiana with her husband and secondary partner who inspired the BSHF Trilogy.
“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories. Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design. All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more. Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”