Tamika's passion for writing began at an early age. In college she majored in English with an emphasis on creative writing. Tamika wrote short stories both for class assignments and for pleasure. Her dream of becoming a published author began as a junior in college. Although Tamika knew that someday her dream would come true, she needed a career in the meantime. She attended law school while raising two daughters and working full time. She had very little downtime but whenever she had a moment to herself she wrote. During this time her first novel, Anytime Soon was created.
By the time her oldest daughter went off to college Tamika had finally finished her novel and began working to get it published. In 2010, tragedy struck when Tamika's mother died unexpectedly and the writing project was put on hold. Two years later, a close friend reminded Tamika of her dream and encouraged her to continue with her writing project. Knowing that her mother would want her to move forward, Tamika