Welcome, I’m Luitha K Tamaya…
…a sci-fi and fantasy author, mum to three trolls and wife to the luminous cartographer Gabriel Tamaya.
My realms of experience include world travel, computer science, horseback riding and shamanism.
The Growing Gift
by L K Tamaya
Between school and his friends, Ben’s got better things to worry about than an unusual birthday gift from his crazy old Grandfather Joe.
But when the gift turns out to be the last one his Grandad will ever give him, Ben discovers that the old man wasn’t at all what he seemed.
Soon, he’s following magical clues through a secret world as he hunts for the truth about his Grandfather, and himself.
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The Growing Gift is a novella for young adults and those of us who just refuse to grow up! It’s currently available for $0.99 on Kindle via Amazon.
The Growing Gift
August 14th, 2013
Just passed the 50,000 words mark in the word in progress - finishing the second draft of Chapter 16 (I write short chapters!) This has been a hard part, needing more re-writing then simple editing, with some major scene changes going on in the last couple of chapters, plus planning a couple more that need adding down the line....but, this is go[...]
Why do you write what you write?
I write stories that explore the lines between magic and science, and the way we sometimes can’t tell the difference.
I love the mix of mythic and mundane, pirates and bank tellers, assassins and children, because contrast = juice.
And I write because stories are the best medicine I know for just about any problem in life.
What are your favourite books?
I can’t pick favourites, I love them all!
But, I will tell you that some of my all time favourite authors/creators of stories are, in no particular order, Ursula K Le Guin, Stephen King, Philip K Dick and Joss Whedon.
(And if anyone ever manages to get Firefly back, I will probably weep with joy! )
To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield...
August 26th, 2013
A short film based around a form of poetry called a cento, compiled by Alison Chisholm, a British poet. This is an absolutely beautiful poem and film - brought tears to my eyes and reminded me why I love poetry so much. Got to write more of it! Heres' the text of the poem: Much have I travelled in the realms of gold, [...]
Sitting & Thunderstorms
August 2nd, 2013
The heatwave that's making everyone in the UK sticky at the moment is impacting all of my work - it's really hard to write when it's hot! And I can't Sit much either, the heat just makes me sleepy, tired....a blatant excuse? Yep :) The truth is that Sitting is bringing up a lot of old stuff atm, so much old detritis....that I'm taking it rea[...]
June 23rd, 2013
I was supposed to be resting this afternoon, because I've had a cold since Wednesday. But after 4 days on the sofa feeling like an alien, it was just too tempting to starting thinking about my next writing projects - my fingers are starting to feel itchy! So I decided on the most innocuous and effortless way to start preparing for my short story[...]