breaking barriers to happiness & success


Hi! I'm Tammie,

an indie author based in West Los Angeles


One part academic, one part tutu and tights, I am author of If the Crown Fits (book 1 in a trilogy) and a transformational change advocate for individuals interested in breaking personal barriers to happiness and success. I provide actionable items to use in busting through ineffective patterns, turning limited thinking into an attitude of abundance, and exploring the benefits of an experimental approach to living.


The Books

I’ve just released my debut novella memoir—If the Crown Fits—book 1 in #ifthecrownfitstrilogy. Currently finishing up edits on book 2, Cinderella Beginnings. That title will be followed by My Kingdom for a Prince. Read me, y’all, and throw a little love up on Amazon and GoodReads reviews. Support your indie authors. (You can click that link, but nothing will happen. As of now, you can only purchase my book through Amazon. So go there. Check it out.)

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The Blog

While I figure out what I want to do with this section, enjoy some older posts that explore the relationship between emotional and physical well-being and learn why compliments, carrots, and cartwheels have the potential to increase happiness and improve your physical health. 

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My Story

In the fall of 2017, I sold everything I had, packed up my Prius, and drove across country to my new home. I had no friends there, no family, and no job. I followed a dream. It was one of the best decisions of my life. (Ivory thought so, too.)


“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me….Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

— Shel Silverstein


The Bucket List

Incorporate more play into your life. Explore, experiment, say yes to novelty and adventure. Try a few of the challenges or complete them all!