Hi, I’m Tish Bouvier (pronounced boo-vee-ei). I’m a cozy mystery author and haiku poet. I’m a native Houstonian, married to my boyfriend of 29 years, and together we have three beautiful daughters. I host One Word Writer Podcast, Write With Me on YouTube, and TwitchTV.
I’m a latent writer who didn’t grow up reading and writing outside of school. As a child, I felt it was a chore. It wasn’t until I retired from nursing, that a friend encouraged me to take part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). NaNoWrimo is a global non-profit organization encouraging writers to write 50K in 30 days during November. This when I discovered a passion for writing haiku and cozy mystery.
I initially thought it was impossible to write 50K in 30 days. But I wanted to prove to myself I could do it. I DID! I created a morning ritual of drinking coffee and becoming one with the silence of my world. I would focus on something simple, then write a haiku. Each haiku served as a writing prompt and helped me avoid WRITER’S BLOCK. I call it brain fart—empty thoughts and foggy memory, especially when you can’t think of anything to write about.
After I accomplished my NaNoWrimo goals in 2019, I published Echoes and Whispers Haiku for NaNo Writers. I used this book to leverage my author’s platform to encourage other writers to push forward one word, one sentence, and one page at a time without losing their writing momentum.
And during this time I read 50 + cozy mystery books and embraced a passion for the genre. I started dreaming and listening to the whispers inside my mind with stories to tell. No, I’m crazy, I’m a writer. So I sat down and wrote a cozy the following year, my first draft… and the journey continues.
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