Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Tammy Campbell Brooks is a native of San Antonio, Texas where she resides with her husband and two children.
She enjoys reading, writing, and studying American history as hobbies.
The Ghetto Blues is her debut book written about true events that occurred in her life.
The successor of The Ghetto Blues novel, “Daddy Issues” is set to be released in 2020.
Tammy’s latest release(co-writer, Tahirah Brooks): Tar Baby(2018) Young Adults African American fiction.
Tar Baby 2 release date: May 2019
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest book is Tar Baby 2, it is the sequel to Tar Baby.
I was inspired to write Tar Baby series because of colorism in the Black communities.
I wanted to give dark-skinned women a voice and platform to discuss the issues.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write without a timeline. I write based on what I see.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The autobiography of Malcolm X. A very inspiring and powerful autobiography.
What are you working on now?
I’m ghostwriting my mother-in-law’s autobiography, titled, “Lucille”
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you love.
Keep writing because you have a story that needs to be told.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Depend only on yourself.
What are you reading now?
Genesis Begins Again
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m ghostwriting an autobiography and then I will follow-up with the sequel to my debut novel, “The Ghetto Blues”
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Ghetto Blues
Tar Baby 2