Tamara Passey, author of the The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year in 2013 and contributes marriage and family articles to FamilyShare.com. Mothering through the Whirlwind is her fist work of non-fiction. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and three children in Arizona.
Q and A with the Author:
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I’ve enjoyed expressing myself through writing since grade-school.
No two weeks are created equal at my house, so my writing time is
structured this way: I make an appointment with myself to write on any
available days and times,then I protect that time like I would any other
radio station began playing carols around the clock, but that didn’t start
it. Main Street wrapped the lampposts in candy-cane-striped garland,
but even that wasn’t enough. Not until the decorated tree stood in the front
window with soft lights glowing around the angel’s contented face did Christmas
officially begin in the Donovan family. This year, Angela promised her daughter
she could have the honor of choosing the tree.”