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By: Richard C. Ross
When searching for a great piece of fiction, many readers allow bestseller lists to dictate their purchases. Some of the greatest books however, are written by virtual unknowns. Of particular interest in that category is Tamara Lyon. Born and raised in Sugar Grove, Illinois and now residing near Madison, Wisconsin, the 34-year-old Lyon � a relative newcomer � is definitely worth taking a chance on.
An award-winning, women�s fiction author with talent and tenacity, Lyon already has three novels under her belt; Fixing Forever Broken, Falling to Him, and her most recent work, The Ugly Tree. All can be purchased on Amazon, in bookstores, or from her website at www.tamaralyon.com.
Her first novel, Falling to Him, a coming-of-age romance, garnered a star rating from Midwest Book Review. This past spring Fixing Forever Broken, a suspense-romance, won a Bronze IPPY (Independent Publisher�s) Award in New York City. Her latest book, The Ugly Tree, just released this August, is touted as the quintessential first-love story. Lyon believes that it could be her breakout novel.
And critics seem to agree.
Independent book reviewer Angela Radtke
praised Lyon�s latest release:
Ugly Tree is
one of those books that takes you back to your
own first summer romance and forces
you to recall the painful, joyful
essence of being a teenager. While
the main character�s precocious
nature and youthful optimism will surely
endear her to readers of
her own age group (�15 going on 16�),
her vulnerability and will to
overcome and survive has universal
appeal. The Ugly Tree
is a well
story, and the characters are intricately intertwined in a
way that will make it difficult to
put the book down.�
and fans host informal gatherings where she speaks about her
journey as a writer, shares humorous
anecdotes about her cleaning business,
and promotes and signs her novels.
The host receives gratis copies of
Lyon�s novels, and in return Lyon gets
a platform to speak about her books