Rave Reviews Spotlight Author Tour – Tamie Dearen

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I want to Welcome Tamie Dearen to Fiction Favorites. She is being honored by Rave Reviews Book Club as a spotlight author. She is now on tour and I am so happy one of her chosen stops is here. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Best Girls Series. Her latest release is Best Foot Forward.  The first of the series is  Best is Yet to Come. Best is Yet to Come. All can be seen and bought  here on Amazon.  So Tamie the blog is yours.

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Hi! I’m Tamie Dearen—wife, mother, grandmother, dentist, Jesus-lover, musician, composer, and author (as of 2013). I’ve published four books and a novella in The Best Girls Series, and one Young Adult Fantasy, Alora: The Wander-Jewel. As a relatively new author, I’ve found Rave Reviews Book Club to be a great resource for information and a wonderful place for mutual support. I thought I’d share this fun poem.

The City of Flout

I must say, I dare say, it was quite a shock

When I heard that Count Koffner had stolen the lock,

The lock that protected the City of Flout

Kept the good people in and the bad people out

I knew it the minute I opened the door

And saw laughing and dancing and people galore.

So I asked them, “Who did this? Who opened the gate?

Why didn’t you stop him before ‘twas too late?”

The answered, “’Twas taken by some tall dark feller.”

So I set out to find him, in attic or cellar.

I searched for to find him and put him in jail.

I searched for three days, but ‘twas to no avail.

And meanwhile the people so much I did pity

For the terrible things that went on in that city.

The bad people flocked in by hundreds each day

And I, though the mayor, had nothing to say.

They brought toys for the young and books for the old

And jewels in lockets of silver and gold.

There was feasting—what feasting—they ate and they ate.

But what could I do with no lock on the gate?

Then one day I saw in the midst of a crowd

Count Koffner proposing a toast right out loud.

“A toast,” he said, “to the City of Flout,

The most wonderful place in the world without doubt!”

I rushed to Count Koffner and cut off his head.

Then I shot him three times to make sure he was dead.

And then I chased all of the bad people out

And locked up the gates to the City of Flout.

Now the laughing and dancing and feasting are o’er.

The children don’t play with their toys anymore.

I burned all the books and the jewels in lockets.

I searched every home and I emptied all pockets.

But even though everything’s normal again,

With the bad people out and the good people in.

For some silly reason, I really can’t wait

Until somebody else steals the lock from the gate.

By Tamie Dearen


Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TamieDearen

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamie-Dearen/1384772145109650

Website:  http://tamiedearen.weebly.com/

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    1. Author Tamie Dearen · ·

      Thanks for rebloggin, Charles! I’m going to check out your blog!


      1. Hope you enjoy the posts. 🙂


  1. Great post Tamie! I adore poetry 🙂 It and children’s writing were my first love. Thanks for hosting John. You have a very nice blog that I am now following.


    1. Thank you so much. Hope you come back often.


    2. Author Tamie Dearen · ·

      Thanks! Glad you like it. I’ve never lost my love for poetry with meter. I think it’s because the poem reads like a song. 😀


  2. Nice poetry, Tamie! You do not look old enough to be a grandmother! I get the dentist part though! 🙂 Thank you, John!

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    1. Author Tamie Dearen · ·

      Thanks for your kind words, Hollis! I think appreciate the “grandmother” comment even more than the “nice poetry” comment. LOL


  3. Rhani D'Chae · ·

    Cute poem, Tamie. But, aside from being cute, it does make one think…

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    1. Author Tamie Dearen · ·

      Thanks, Rhani. It makes me really happy if I can write something that causes people to accidentally “think” while reading something fun. 😀


  4. Author Tamie Dearen · ·

    John, thanks so much for hosting! You have a great blog here! Glad to find it and follow you!


  5. That you write poetry is no surprise to me. But the actions of the mayor were. Then again, your young adult fantasy, Alora, isn’t all sweetness and light. There are some really bad villains in it and some really bad things happen, too. Guess I should have known. 🙂

    It doesn’t fit me anymore, so I’m passing the baton to you. You are “FoxyGrandma” now. Wear it well. Hugs.


    1. Author Tamie Dearen · ·

      Wait… Oh…. Ahhhh…. I dropped the baton!


  6. Tamie, I loved your poetry. Best of luck and enjoy your time in the RRBC spotlight.

    Thank you John for hosting Tamie.

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    1. Author Tamie Dearen · ·

      Thanks, Kathryn!


  7. I do adore a good poem and that’s what you have provided us with, Tamie! 🙂
    John, thank you so much for always going above and beyond to show your support!!


    1. Always happy to help. Tamie is great which makes it easy.

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    2. Author Tamie Dearen · ·

      Thanks for the kind words, Marlena. I like to keep things light and fun whenever possible. Real life can be so depressing. LOL

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  8. Wow, multitalented! Author and poet! Go Tamie!


  9. Hi John, thank you for hosting, Tamie on your blog! It’s greatly appreciated, sweetie! 🙂 Tamie, you certainly are one multi-talented, multi-faceted lady! Congrats on your SPOTLIGHT Author nomination and best wishes to you. Enjoy the rest of your week! xoxo 🙂


    1. It was my pleasure

      On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 12:28 PM, Fiction Favorites wrote:



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