1) I wrote the book to prove to my children that there is no dream to big to accomplish with a lot of hard work and determination.
2) Aunt Ruth is based on my Great Aunt Ruth, who taught me how to read by giving me a penny for each word I read correctly.
3) Mary’s personality is based off of a mix of personality traits of my three best friends.
4) Believers takes place in the Bay Area California where I was born and raised and has scenes in Omaha Ne, where I now live.
5) The social pull of the medi’s and non medis mirrors the discontent that we see today between Liberals and conservatives. The story is meant to show that there are good people in both camps even though they do not always agree politically.
6) In the beginning of the book Adam Easter is found dead and questions surround his apparent suicide. In the final book, circumstances of his death will be revealed along with who was involved.
7) When I first started writing Believers the anti-aging medication was called age-stop however after a good friend read it she suggested I change it to Xenvie.
8) The scene in the Limo, where Mari throws up on Joseph, is loosely based off of an incident that happened to me when my oldest child threw up on a male friend of mine.
9)The pork chops that Mari eats at the Montana Ranch is a real recipe that my mother has made for our family since we were small children.
10) I almost changed the title of the book Believers to Pistuo however all my friends and family liked Believers.
About Tamara D. Taylor
Tamara D. Taylor was born and raised in the East Bay of California until she moved to Omaha, Nebraska to attend Creighton University. Today, Tamara still resides in Nebraska where she and her husband, John, are raising their five young children.
A life long lover of all forms of the written word, Tamara is an avid reader, and has been writing short stories and poetry since elementary school. After watching her son struggle with succeeding in school, she decided to finally write the novel she had been thinking about for years in an effort to show her son that no dream is too big to achieve.
Her latest book is the YA, Believers: Truth in Deception.
About Believers: Truth In Deception
Mary lives in a world of the future where an anti aging drug has torn society apart, creating an insurmountable divide between the wealthy and the poor. Her life is thrown sideways after she receives an unsolicited promotion at work, which leaves her as assistant to one of the most notorious playboys of the wealthy elite.
Mary struggles to find solid footing in a world that drastically conflicts with her humble upbringing. Her moral compass is tested as she finds herself falling in love with a man she knows she should not trust, compromising her relationship with her childhood sweetheart.
After her life is threatened, she fears for her safety and that of her family. Will she be able to guard her own secrets to prevent even further danger? Will death be the consequence of falling in love with the wrong man?