Teen pregnancy, Mom’s passing, college dropouts—it’s so convenient that anyone who goes through all these doesn’t have much to expect from life anymore. But Tamika Newhouse is a completely different breed. While other women succumb to pain, depression, and loss, she uses the same negative emotions to succeed.
Tamika Newhouse was born and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, along with her prayerful and compassionate mother. She was the youngest among the brood. Growing up, Tamika struggled finding her own place in school or even at home. She preferred spending her time alone. Nevertheless, she found her perfect companion: writing. It didn’t come as a surprise therefore that by 12 years old, she already wrote her first novel entitled Nothing to Lose. For her, writing was a form of escape and a means of controlling things, an attribute she didn’t really have in real life.
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