My guests today are Tammy and Mel Ayers, a mother/daughter team who write together as T.S. Mart. Follow them at their website at http://beliedoutcastlegends.com
Their newest story about the Arizona Thunderbird and his role in a heart-gripping love story about regret and second chances is available at https://wp.me/P9RTBs-9H. It’s called Over the Edge.
Here’s what they say about themselves:
Romance and fantasy writer … cryptid illustrator and creature designer
A book reader … a game player.
Hallmark fan … Ghost Adventures fanatic
Happily ever after … someone must die
Can you guess who is who? Probably not too difficult. T. S. Mart (also known as Tammera Ayers or mom) is your stereo-typical, technologically challenged Gen X’er. While Mel Ayers, new adult, exists more in the modern world where phone apps and social media are a normal part of life.
Together we love watching Survivor, gardening, and taking spontaneous road trips. We’re great procrastinating enablers. But most days you will find us in our office, Mel facing one wall, illustrating on her Wacom pad, listening to YouTube while she watches her boyfriend play Monster Hunter on a separate computer while Tammy faces the opposite wall typing. We often don’t talk until we break for meals—whoever gets hungry first cooks.
But at least once a week, when motivation wanes, we come up with ideas to <cough> help each other cope. Mel will say, “I feel like going to the zoo,” or Tammera will tap Mel’s chair to get her attention. “Want to go the library and browse?”
To be productive, we ask each other questions like: What if Bigfoot lived cohesively with the Native Americans but was pushed out or killed at the same time? What if Gargoyles were created by God to protect men? Or, what if the Jersey Devil wasn’t cursed, but became a scapegoat for the evil in people’s lives? Real mother-daughter bonding conversations.
While we experience all the same mother-daughter conflicts of a mom who talks way too much and offers advice where it isn’t needed to a daughter who isn’t fit to talk to until mid-morning, we are the perfect blend when it comes to keeping each other on track enough to shape our ideas into what we hope is clean entertainment for a wide audience. At least the roof hasn’t blown off yet.
Thank you for reading a little bit about us. Thank you, Gail, for graciously allowing us to visit. We hope you all have a wonderful day.
T. S. Mart and Mel Ayers