My First Press

March 2, 2018


My first interview was for my granddaughter Sabrina Smith's website: Coffeesations. She built this website for her media class in high school and I was honored to be her second interview. Here's the interview:


Hi, I’m Tamsen and I am 68. I went to college at the University of Oregon. I’ve spent most of my life in California, but I moved around a lot as a child. My family and I still enjoy traveling. I have recently finished my first book, called “Daring to Love”, which is about how to improve your relationships. I started drinking coffee in college and I have ever since. When I get coffee it’s always black.


I have been trying to learn how to use social media because my publisher said I had to promote myself before promoting my book. For me, this has been the most challenging part of writing a book! So far I have made all types of mistakes. I was using some program to design a post with a quote for my Facebook and Instagram. The template I was using had an example about food. I inserted my quote and image, then added it to my Facebook. The post showed up really big and as I looked at it, I noticed there was something from the original template at the bottom in small print: “best stored in a cool place.” As quick as I could, I deleted it off of my Facebook and Instagram. What were people going to think of me if I posted something that said “Where there is love, there is life. Mahatma Gandhi, best stored in a cool place?”


But all of this is worth it to me because I really want this book to do well. It has such valuable information about romantic relationships. The focus is on looking at yourself and finding the ways you get in the way of having love in your life. How we can stop sabotaging our chances of having a satisfying love relationship. It is challenging, but also empowering.


I try to blog twice a month, mostly about psychological subjects and relationships, you can find them on my website. You can also pre-order my book on Amazon or buy it when it comes out in May.


To see how it appears on Sabrina's website go to:

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