Interview/Virtual Tour with Giveaway ~ It Girl 4 Life by Tamara Branch

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  1. What inspired you to write ITGIRL4LIFE?

All I can say is that it was on my heart to write.  I wanted to give back. I wanted to contribute to the self-esteem conversation. I wanted to write a book dedicated to the girls of the world that would remind them of their wisdom, beauty, power and strength. I was inspired from a place deep within as a woman to write this. Cultivating genuine self-love is the work of our lives and ITGIRL4LIFE is a resource to help in that pursuit.

  1. When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I started writing poems and essays when I was about 7 or 8. I  was a closet writer throughout high school and college. I’m a creative person – modeling, acting, painting, dancing, singing, etc. A few years ago I finally realized that I want to become an author and put my writing out into the world. This is the first of many books but you know the first one is always the first one. It’s pretty special.

  1. When is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

I really don’t remember. I do remember being fascinated with the book The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran at the age of 5 or 6.  I didn’t understand a word of it at the time but later it became one of my favorites.

4.    What genre of books to your enjoy reading?

I love books that inspire and enlighten. I also love a good adventure.

  1. What is your favorite book?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

5a.      You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

Paulo Coelho. He really knows how to take you on a journey.

  1. If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

I don’t want to go back. I’m all about the here and now.

  1. When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

It’s easy on some days and like pulling teeth on others.

  1. Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

No pets. I’m super allergic to cats and most dogs. I love, love, love dogs though and I want a dog one day-maybe a poodle.

  1. What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

Chocolate Almond Croissant, Chocolate Lava Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate anything, please! Dark Chocolate, thank you:-)

10.  Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Yes. Develop a writing discipline. Carve out specific time everyday to write. Write what you know, what you are interested in, what you are passionate about. Stick with it until it’s complete. There may be slow days, challenges, times when you are not motivated, or feel stuck. Complete what you start. Make the commitment. Honor your dreams. It’s the best feeling to get your stuff done. I’m a fan of being your own self ttpublisher because that’s what I did. You learn so much about the publishing business and your rights and production of book stay within your control. 

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itgirlPublisher: Heart Project Publishing (June 13, 2014)
Genre: YA nonfiction — self-esteem/ self help/ personal growth/inspiration/motivation
ISBN-10: 0985964804
ISBN-13: 978-0985964801
ASIN: B00L1RDJKY
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository

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"YOU have IT. IT is the GREATNESS you were born with." – from the book Writer, artist, and speaker, Tamara Branch serves up 40 bite-sized chapters on how to build unshakable self-confidence, honor your life, and shine bright in the world, in ITGIRL4LIFE: How to bring out your special something and so much more. Get ready to fall in love with your own wisdom, beauty, and strength.

 

 

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tamaraTamara Branch is from New York, born and raised in the Bronx. She is thrilled to share her first book release, ITGIRL4LIFE: How to bring out your special something and so much more. The book kicks off the ITGIRL4LIFE self-esteem movement to help empower girls to stand up, stand out and shine bright in the world.

Tamara has worked as a professional model and actor for almost two decades. She strutted down the runway for designers Calvin Klein, Donna Karen and Christian Dior, acted in a few independent films, co-hosted PBS New York’s education series, “What’s up in Technology” and appeared T.V. commercials and print ads for Levi’s, Old Navy, Hershey’s, Colgate, Kellogg’s Special K, Revlon, Hanes, Nike and many others. A Penn State alumnus and lifelong student of personal development, Tamara is deeply passionate about uplifting the human spirit. 

After graduating from Institute for Integrative Nutrition, studying under Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil and some of the top health and wellness experts in the world, she was inspired to raise the bar on her own ‘self care’ and support others in living more vibrantly. She is an abstract artist and teaches a dynamic dance class, where she gets to fuse her varied background, having trained in everything from jazz, ballet and modern to Afro-Caribbean and Salsa. 

Tamara was recently asked to become a Female Visionary Author guest blogger for The Brave Heart Women Global Community. She's a SAG/AFTRA member since 1998, a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.

Tamara currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband of seven years and offers ITGIRL4LIFE workshops to assist girls on their self empowerment journey. Her second book is due out next Spring. Stay tuned! 

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Tour Schedule

November 9 – Introduction at VBT Café Blog


November 10 – Spotlight at Deal Sharing Aunt


November 10 – Guest Blogging at Coffee, Books, Art


November 11 – Spotlight at 3 Partners In Shopping, Nana, Mommy & Sissy Too!


November 12 – Spotlight at ReadsAlot


November 14 – Review at Debbie Jeans Blog


November 17 – Lori's Reading Corner
Author 2 Author Marketing at BookIt BK


November 19 – Guest Blogging at BK Walker Books


November 21 – Reviewed at Arya The Fangirl


November 21 – Review & Guest Blog at Tea & Book


November 24 – Interviewed at The Avid Reader


November 26 – Review & Guest Blogging at SimpliSpeaking


November 28 – Review & Guest Blog at PubSlush


November 29 – Reviewed at My Life, Loves and Passions

 

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