Let's Welcome this Week's Author: TAMMY L. BAILEY AUTHOR OF: LORD BACHELOR

Tammy L. Bailey

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Rad-Reader:  Where did the idea come for the story?

Tammy:  I’m a huge fan of Dukes and Lords, but I wanted to write something that was in a contemporary setting. I’m also a HUGE fan of Disney movies. BEAUTY and THE BEAST is one of my all-time favorite movies. Of course, a novel usually evolves over time. I didn’t include the fairy tale element until a little later in my writing. The reality TV aspect just seemed to work right for what I wanted to write. 

Rad-Reader:  Why didn't she just tell Tommy from the get go he had no chance?

Tammy:  Abby didn’t want to hurt Tommy. He was there for her after her father died. She felt indebted to him. Then, when Edmund came along, she needed to make a choice. Although she loved Tommy, she wasn’t in love with him.

Rad-Reader:  Edmund was honed in on Abby the minute he saw her but after he met her at the bar he was mainlining her.  What was it about her that got to him?

Tammy:   Abby was different because she didn’t swoon over him like the other women in his life. He wasn’t used to being treated as a regular guy. This intrigued him. Then, the more he got to know Abby, the more he wanted to know about her life. 

Rad-Reader:  Was it their titillating banter that drove them closer together? Did it give them that alive sexual charge?

Tammy:   My favorite thing to write is the conversation between the two main characters. I can go to bed and have them talking to each other in my head. Of course, then I have to get up (sometimes at 2 a.m.) and dictate what they are saying.  I adored Abby and Edmund’s banter. I had so much fun writing them. 

Rad-Reader:  Okay, who is Raify?  And where did she come from and is she Abby’s Fairy Godmother?

Tammy:   Raify is an old ‘soul’. She’s been around for quite some time, flitting in and out of the lives of people who need her most. I won’t give anything away, but the possibility is there wink wink. 

Rad-Reader:  Who took the picture of Tommy hugging Abby and sent it to Edmund?

Tammy:     The only person who is assessable to just a little bit of magic. Raify

Rad-Reader:  When push came to shove Edmund found he had more grit to him.  What are the finer points you see?  I see Family, kids, and books.

Tammy:    I see Edmund as a very attentive father, and one day penning his own literary masterpiece on his experience regarding what is most important in life. I also see him and Abby traveling a lot.  They entertain each other enough so they’ll never be bored.
RAD-READER: Haha! That is for sure! 

Rad-Reader:  What made her ex-shows up at the taping of the Love Bachelor that night?

Tammy:   For dramatic effect, he was invited by the producer to make his appearance. They needed more ‘drama’, and ex’s always bring an element of drama to reality shows, I think. 

Rad-Reader:  Edmund was angry with his father for the will he left behind.  Was he at the end and why?

Tammy:   In the end, Edmund understands and appreciates the lesson his father was trying to give him. Although they had an estranged relationship, his father’s lesson gave him closure.

Rad-Reader:  If your book was made into the movie who would you want to play…

Abby:  Jennifer Lawrence

Edmund:  Jeremy Irvine

Tommy:  Brant Daugherty (Him at a younger age)

Raify:  Betty White

Will:  Zac Efron

Holly:  Dianna Agron


Edmund:    Jeremy Irvine (very cute – I think he would work well in the role)


Edmund: Tom Mison  (I actually wrote the character with Tom in mind after watching him portray Mr. Bingley in Lost in Austen).

Rad-Reader:  What song out there now long ago or current tells the story of your two main characters or your book overall?        
“Pull It Off” – Kane Brown

Tammy:    I LOVE THIS SONG! They are a great band out of England.
 Show Me The Money by Lux Lisbon

Rad-Reader:  What is your favorite type of music?

Tammy:   I’m a child of the 70’s and 80’s.  I like songs that have great lyrics. Some of my favorite bands/artists are:

Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, REO Speedwagon, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lux Lisbon, ACDC, and Def Leppard.

Rad-Reader:  Were you a little girl that grew up on fairy tales or were you more like Abby with one foot on dry land?

Tammy:   Although I was a tomboy, I loved Disney movies. I still love the magic and the possibility of happily ever after's, no matter the struggle. 

Rad-Reader:  When did you start writing?

Tammy:   I started writing when I was a little girl. I really wanted to write movies. Since I’m not photogenic, I really couldn’t star in one. However, I didn’t start writing full-length novels until I was in my thirties, though. 

Rad-Reader:  What is your favorite free time thing to do?

Tammy:   When I’m not writing, I love spending time with my family. My husband and I both have a Fitbit, and he likes to challenge me every week, so we’ll go to the local superstore and walk around and catch up on the day’s events. I also love movie night with my youngest. We like all the Star Wars movies. I also enjoy going to rock n roll gigs with my oldest. He’s only thirteen and plays both the drums and the bass guitar. I’m one of his biggest fans. I also enjoy watching HEA Hallmark movies. 

Rad-Reader:  Who has been your biggest supporter?

Tammy:   My family: my husband, my two boys, my twin sister and best friend, Penny. My other best friend, Kathy is also my cheerleader who pushes me to keep going whenever I get a bad review and just want to quit.  

Rad-Reader:  What is your next project?  And when will it come out?

Tammy:     My latest release is a historical romance novella: Mine, Forever and Always. It’s currently available on Amazon for FREE. https://www.amazon.com/Mine-Forever-Always-Historical-Romance-ebook/dp/B06XP9Z5T4

Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers buy your books?

Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers find you on the Web?

“Did you write the letter?”

Lily jumped and spread her gloved hand over her chest. Her heart thumped against her palm as she rotated around to face her friend. “Yes,” she answered, leaving out the fact that it no longer remained in her possession. “It’s…written.”

Jane clapped her hands like a child. “I’m sure it’s perfect, but I’ll read it later when Aunt Sophia has fallen asleep,” she whispered.

Lily glanced over at the gray-haired woman, her head bobbing one way and then the next, against a red and gold striped mahogany-framed couch. Aunt Sophia remained the preferred relative above everyone else because she always fell asleep during her sole occupation as a chaperone.

“For now, I’m trying to discover what possessed my brother to ask me to invite Miss Appleton,” Jane said, all the while smiling in their direction. “They are not together, but I do believe he chooses to associate with the most disagreeable women on purpose, just to vex me.”

Lily tried to avoid glancing in Henry’s direction by instead sending her friend a sympathetic smile. She’d always remembered Jane as being outspoken and determined. With a much larger dowry than Lily, she attracted her fair share of suitors, all of whom she tried to deflect with her infamous “parlor games.” That is until Jane had suddenly and surprisingly realized her unrecoverable love for Mr. Waverley. 

“I cannot begin to speculate about Henry’s many cordial affairs,” Jane continued, fanning her face in disgust. “Do you know that Miss Appleton is rumored to have been engaged five months ago, but the wedding was called off because of something the groom discovered but did not disclose?”

Lily pressed her lips together. While her heart had remained steadfast and loyal to Jane’s brother, he’d veered off onto a path of open debauchery. Sometime between their quiet walks in the garden, a lovely pretend wedding day, and this moment, he’d become a man she hardly recognized. What had happened to the young boy who had reached for her hand when he thought her unhappy or hurt? Perhaps she might address him as Mr. Daltrey, next time.

“Oh, good. Look, Henry’s unlatched himself from Miss Appleton and is now speaking to Mr. Waverley. I shall introduce you to him.”

Lily shook her head. “But I had hoped to have some punch.” She needed something to steady her nerves, a place to think on how to retrieve the letter. Since seeing Henry again, her heart hadn’t slowed its pace, and her hands had yet to stop shaking. Of course, when she turned away, Jane grasped one of her trembling hands, hauling her toward where Mr. Waverley and Henry stood talking, a glass of brandy in their right hands.

Lily believed she could not imagine Mr. Waverley any more handsome. He was tall with soft blond hair and gentle blue eyes. He was not, however, her husband. Stirred by Henry’s presence, Lily shifted her gaze to him. Her progress forward faltered when his hand reached into the pocket he’d secured Mr. Waverly’s letter. In slow motion, her legs tangled, her ankles twisted, and she landed on the hard floor with a graceless thud.

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I would like to thank Tammy for being with us today.  She was so sweet in making sure we had everything we needed in a very timely manner.  She went above and beyond to get us extra things so that she could get her books at a discount during this interview from the publisher and even one for free just for tonight.  So, thanks our readers will love that.  Free is always good.  You are now a 1 Rad-Reader Misfit come back any time and use the Shout-Out page to let our readers know what new book you have coming out.  Thanks again.


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