Interview with B. J. Kramar on Teddie’s Tears

04Jul07

Teddie’s Tears was released to an awaiting public in June of 2007, a very short while ago. It’s author, mother and my friend, B. J. Kramar’s first book. A short interview with someone whom I think shall go a very long way to becoming successful in an arena she is very passionate about.


When did you first get the inkling that writing was something you were passionate about?
~ Well to be honest I’ve always wanted to be a writer ever since I can remember. When I was 22 I went through a bad time in my life I moved to New York state where I didn’t really know anyone, I had no TV, no phone and only an alarm clock radio for company most day. I bought a ream of paper and a bunch of mechanical pencils and Teddie’s Tears was born.

What genre would you classify this book under?
~ It is classified as Romance but there’s also a bit of violence in it so I call it a romantic suspense novel.

Is the story totally fiction, or are some parts borrowed from your own life experiences?
~ It is not totally fictional, some of it is based on my own life, I spent about 4 years in a very abusive relationship after spending half of my child hood watching my mother live through them. Luckily for me my husband is a far better man then the one I was with a year or so before Teddie’s Tears was born.

Writing an entire book is not an easy task, I’m sure the work put into it has come at a cost, would you like to share the experiences you’ve had during this time?
~ Well I’ve given up a lot of sleep to it. I also work a full time job and have almost the entire time I worked on Teddie’s Tears. There are also times that the family has wanted to do things *the kids especially* and I haven’t been able to break away from an especially gripping section. And at time’s it’s also affected my friendships as I haven’t always been able to spend the time I’d like with them.

Few are able to claim a book being launched as you can, many authors go unpublished…how do you feel being able to say with conviction that you’re now a published author?
~ It’s indescribable. I honest to god never thought I would get published. After spending so long with others telling me I’d never finish or I’d never get published… I almost didn’t finish it. The feeling I get every time I see the websites where it’s on sale … I get chills when I sign my first copy … well lets just say I’m not sure how I’ll react but I KNOW the feeling will be great.

What are some of the books that have taken your interest?
~ Well to be honest anything by Nora Roberts and her pseudonym J. D. Robb (as she’s my FAVORITE author) but I also enjoy Dean Koontz immensely, and at the moment am working on a Stephen King novel.

What’s next for B. J. Kramar?
~ Well to be honest I have two new novels in the works you can see excerpts from each on my myspace page. myspace.com/bjkramarbooks I’m hoping to be able to do book signings in my local area soon, and hopefully if things go as I *wishfully think* I may be able to just write full time and concentrate on that career instead of both Restaurant Manager and Authoress 🙂 but even if not definitely look for more books by B. J. Kramar~!

Thank you for the lovely interview. And wishing you lot’s of success with the book!

You can purchase the book either from amazon.com or publisheramerica.com.



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