JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Tammy Capri, author of Loyalty
(Nu Class Publications)
Loyalty is an urban tale of love, lies, and betrayal. Loyal is the fiancée of Iras Taylor, son of Philadelphia’s Kingpin Eric Taylor. Loyal was raised by the streets. Her reality was every girl’s dream.
From the professional world to the mean streets of Philly, Loyal and Iras had it all on lock. That is until he is reunited with his ex-drug-addict mother, Monica, after 20 years. Raised by his father since the age of 2, Iras wanted nothing more than building a relationship with his biological mother.
Be careful what you ask for! Through jealousy, lies and deceit, Monica manipulates her son and turns him against everyone who is closest to him. Her motive: REVENGE! She will not let anyone step in the way of her future with her son, especially not his leading lady Loyal.
As Monica’s plot fall into place just as she planned, the past that Monica thought she escaped meets up with her present, unveiling her shocking secrets! Loyal is determined to expose the true side of Monica at any cost, maybe even love! Take a journey in the mind of new comer Tammy Capri as this page-turner is sure to keep you on edge!
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Loyalty?
Tammy Capri: I love to write! I used to mainly write songs and submit then to major record companies. In 2011, I had a bad experience with submitting songs and decided to change my category of writing.
I am a big fan of urban fiction books, so I gave it a shot. I started writing an Urban story titled HBIC (Head Bitch in Charge) and the book sort of took a life of it own. Halfway into the story, I felt the name wasn’t the right fit for the story line, so I changed it and Loyalty was born.
JP: What sets Loyalty apart from other books in the same genre?
TC: I created my characters based on who I am. I have worn many hats in my life (some that I am not proud of), so I am able to use that as fuel to write Loyalty. Personal experience plays a big part in writing. Readers can tell when a writer has no idea what they are talking about. I don’t knock anyone’s style of writing, but I prefer to start off with personal experience.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Loyalty getting out to the public?
TC: Dedication and hard work. I’m a new author and Loyalty was release on 3/23/12. I have already sold over 200 copies. To a more seasoned author, 200 is not a lot. To me, it shows me that my hard work is paying off.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Loyalty?
TC: I started writing Loyalty in august 2011. I took a break in November when my second son was born. By that time, I had already written 17 chapters. When I resumed writing after christmas, I changed a few things including the name of my book and was done by mid-January. So I would say it took me a little over 3 months to write it.
JP: What’s next for Tammy Capri?
TC: I have Loyalty 2: Unfinished Business scheduled to come out this fall, and I am working on releasing two new authors under my publishing company.
I would like to thank everyone for supporting me! Loyalty is available on my website, Amazon.com and you and also get the kindle version!
Thank you, Mr. Pinkney, for the interview!