Article: “Local author brings celebrities and homeless together”
by Michelle Draper: 06/2009
“An eclectic group of about 75 people attended a book launching party early this month for Flower Mound resident Tammy Kling, author of The Compass. Homeless people and celebrities mingled comfortably with local executives, business owners, and moms at BRIO in Southlake, and conversations flowed like champagne between small groups of people scattered about the upscale outdoor patio. Many of the guests were either talking about The Compass or about their own creative endeavors.
Kling, a resident for the past 7 years, seems to have a knack for drawing together people from all walks of life, and one of those attending the party was Tanya Brown, the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of football player O.J. Simpson, who was murdered in California in 1994. Brown addressed the group about some of her own life experiences and gave Kling and her book a glowing recommendation….”
Tammy Kling is an author and founder of The Homeless Writers Project, to help restore, and rehabilitate homeless people and encourage them to grow by journaling their life events. This program works wit gang members, and homeless men, women and children. Kling is the bestselling author and her books have been featured by Oprah, Dateline, and The Discovery Channel among others. Her passion is to help save lives.
If you’d like to hire Tammy to speak, contact us today at TammyKling@me.com.
Tammy is available to talk about the subjects within her books:
- Personal growth
- Recovering from tragedy
- The economy and joblessness
- Overcoming adversity
- Your Life’s journey
- Fathers and reconnecting with family and lost loved ones
Ghost Writer Materializes Bestsellers
August 1, 2013
FLOWERMOUND (CBSDFW.COM) – Athletes. CEOs. Celebrities.
She’s written for them all. And you probably don’t know even her name.
But the most amazing story from this Flower Mound author — maybe her own.
Tammy Kling is a ghostwriter.
The 39-year-old wife and mother of two have written for 90 different authors and counting.
The most recent book she penned for Wayne Scott Anderson called Discover Your Optimal Health just hit the New York Times bestseller list.
“I just finished my 103rd book. Last week I had a #1 bestseller. And that wasn’t even my goal.”
Her current collaboration is with David Cook, a 69-year-old retired billionaire turned-race track owner in Decatur.
Kling’s helping him with his third book.
“This has given me an opportunity I have always wanted to write,” explained Cook. “It’s a passion, but it’s a message to people to see things in a different way.
It’s that passion that Kling helps people put to paper.
“Think about all the things people suffer through that they don’t get it out,” posed Kling. “Writing is one way to get it out. Whether you are writing a book or a legacy or just your emotions it’s one way of getting it out. I know it saved my life.”
Kling started writing when she was just seven years old.
“When my father committed suicide, I started journaling. That last moment I saw him, why didn’t I have the right words? So now every single book I write whether it’s for the client or myself, has to fit those criteria. It has to change a life.”
Those journals let to her first book called “The Compass.”
Kling wants her experience to help others.
She conducts writing workshops for homeless children and gang members; giving everyone a journal.
“I try to teach them the process of writing out all their emotions so they don’t act out their emotions,” Kling explained.
She also hires the homeless to help transcribe audio files.
“So they come out of the homeless shelter, go to the library, transcribe the document, email it back, and I can turn it into a chapter.”
It’s Kling’s way of giving back, hoping to inspire people to live their dreams just as she is living hers.
“When it’s just a calling and you wake up each day… I mean, I can’t believe I get paid for this. So that’s when you know it’s your calling.”
For information about Kling’s Open Air homeless ministry and book drops to homeless shelters, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original story posted at https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/08/01/ghost-writer-materializes-bestsellers/