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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: TAMMY L. GRAY. Spotlighting the new novel by indie author Tammy L. Gray. All text is © Rissi JC and

Tammy is an inspirational author who writes modern Christian romance with true-to-life characters and culturally-relevant plot lines. When asked about writing “edgy” fiction, Tammy replied: “I know reading is subjective, so not everyone wants reality in their fiction and that’s fine. There are millions of Christian books without it. But I’m here to offer readers an option besides fluffy romance or general market smut. There is a middle ground and I’m finding more and more authors are allowing themselves the freedom to write authentic stories.”  

Fun Facts about Tammy:

+ She lives in the Dallas area

+ She’s a Kindle Best-Selling author

+ She’s considered a “hybrid” author having published as both a traditionally published and self-published author

+ Tammy describes her novels as “Character-driven, Message-driven and Contemporary.”

+ She once published under the name “T. L. Gray.”

+ Tammy’s newest novel, My Hope Next Door releases TODAY!

Wish her congrats and send her a tweet, @TLGrayBooks.


Former bad girl Katie Stone can feel the weight of her reputation settle over her as she drives home for the first time in years. Feeling deeply guilty about her past mistakes, Katie wants to do the right thing for once. But the small town where she grew up is not nearly as forgiving as she’d hoped. Despite it all, she’s determined to help her parents cope with her mother’s recent illness, and Katie finds a surprise ally in the man next door.

Asher Powell never minded being the son of a small-town pastor until a recent breakup leaves him wounded by lifelong members of his church. He remembers his new neighbor as a mean-spirited high school troublemaker, but he senses that her newfound faith and desire for forgiveness are sincere.

Through an unexpected friendship, two people from different worlds find peace, hope, and a second chance they never dreamed was possible. – Goodreads 

Amazon | Goodreads

Every emotion is heightened thanks to these characters and their troubled pasts. There’s highs and lows as they reconcile with their mess of a past (especially for Katie) and amid it all, you’ll smile through the tears.” – READ MY REVIEW



It’s gut-wrenching, yet hopeful, with one of the most authentic romances between two hurting people that I’ve read in a while. – Kara

This was an intricate look at a new believer’s path to overcoming her fears by confronting her past. – Heidi

Real characters dealing with real life, some really great chemistry and some really hot kisses – right up my alley! – Carrie

RELATED BOOK REVIEW | Just One Summer (Novella Collection)  
More Novels by Tammy
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: TAMMY L. GRAY. Spotlighting the new novel by indie author Tammy L. Gray. All text is © Rissi JC and

FIND TAMMY ELSEWHERE:  Facebook | Twitter | Website

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


    1. Rel, hi! Thank you. I'm hoping to be more organized and thorough with future ones, but did want to get this feature out there since Tammy's latest released on this date. :) HUGS!

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