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Award Winning Best Selling Author Tamika Newhouse Interview

B.Rich Brinson had the opportunity to interview author Tamika Newhouse who's talks about everything from where she grew up, her latest book, her relationship status, gives advice to aspiring writers, and more.


Introduce Yourself

Hello, my name is Tamika Newhouse, author, publisher, producer of the AAMBC Literary Awards, and business owner.

Where you from and what was it like growing up there?

I am from Fort Worth Texas better known to the locals as funkytown. Growing up was pretty good. We didn’t have a lot but I didn’t know that because Mama did a good job of covering that up. I am the baby too.

When did you decide to become a writer?

I didn’t decide to become a writer that is just something I am. It’s like asking when did I decided to become black. I was born to be a writer. God gave me the talent to create stories in ways that others who take on the craft for monetary gain can not do. The difference between them and me is I have no ill intentions.

How did you choose the genre to write in?

I write what’s in my heart. I have no set genre.

Tell us about your latest book?

Plain Jane is my first erotica tale. It is of a woman who is newly single and begins to discover her sexuality in ways she would had never guessed.

Tell us about the cover and how it came about?

I wanted a couple to be engrossed in one another. I needed it to depict passion and desire without it being explicit.

Do you write every day or 5 days a week?

No I only write certain times within a month or so. I have to shut everything out and write. Other wise it won’t get done.

What’s something about you people misjudge?

That I am not approachable! I am often looked at as superior because of my position of leadership but I love talking to other artists. I embrace their desire to be successful as well.

When you have time to yourself, what do you like to do?

I just eat and watch TV lol

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Research this business. Learn to be creative with exposing your books

Do you have a degree, if so in what field?

No lol. I just obtain obsession and passion. I didn’t go to school for any of the things I do today.

Are you single?

No I am in a relationship and very happy right now.

Describe your ideal of a first date?

I am a easy girl to please. Some food, some good conversations, and jokes are the way to my heart. I just like to hang out like were best friends and call it a day. Simple right!

What do you look for in a guy?

He has to have ambition. He also has to be able to handle a strong minded woman such as myself.

What dish you would cook that will win over any guy’s heart?

My Mama’s beans and cornbread lol

Which writers inspire you?

I am inspired by Zane and Terry McMillan. They have knocked down doors I haven’t even had the opportunity to even take a peek at. I want to reflect their careers.

What projects are you working on right now?

I am working on Plain Jane 2 and The Illest Na Na series.

Where can fans check out more of you at? but follow me on Instagram @bossladytamika