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So far Tamara has created 24 blog entries.

Florida-New York-Chicago

January 24th, 2017|

Here's my trip in pictures so far!   Orlando, Fla.   View of moon from sleeper car   Me, leaving Florida   This was a tasty, spicy cocktail in a bowl at Mission Chinese in NYC. Had a great dinner with authors Rebecca Brooks and A.C. Rose. [...]

Why I’m an indie author

January 20th, 2017|

"Who's your publisher?" I get that question a lot. And the answer is becoming more clear cut: me. A bit of backstory: I published my first two novels with a small publisher. I got excellent editing and pretty covers. When I wrote my third book, Tell Me a Story, I intended to publish it only [...]

This is my brain on New York

January 19th, 2017|

  I always experience an extreme feeling of sensory overload when I'm in New York City. I usually stay at the same hotel, and always just collapse on the bed at some point, hoping for quiet and that everything around me will pause for a few minutes.    

Writer on the Rail, Day One

January 18th, 2017|

I'm writing this somewhere north of Florida as the southern sky fades from dusk to darkness. It's my first night on a 15-night, cross-country trip by train. A bit of backstory: I applied for the Amtrak Residency — a paid trip for creative professionals — in January of 2015. After a bit of daydreaming about how [...]

Hot Books for Cold Winter Nights

January 1st, 2017|

  Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year and is ready to read, write and create in 2017! I've got lots of things planned, including an Amtrak Residency, a book release in January, a re-release of my debut novel in March and lots of other exciting stuff! I'll also be updating this [...]

Going Home, and a Giveaway

December 8th, 2016|

Me and my dad in the '70s. Because California, and Cookie Monster, are #1. It's my birthday this week! Normally, I don't do anything special, but this year I'm going to visit my parents because it was recently my father's 70th birthday, and we wanted to celebrate together. My parents are in California, [...]

The Story Series in Redbook!

December 5th, 2016|

  I'm thrilled to report that The Story Series is in lots of gift guides this month, including Redbook! The magazine said my novel is a "perfect read for any 50 Shades lover!" The wonderful people at BookSparks also listed it in their holiday gift guide, and in Culturalist as a "top 10 romantic reads" on a lazy Sunday. [...]

Holiday Giveaway!

November 25th, 2016|

So, I'm kind of in a lazy, hazy mood after eating turkey and being in the sun all day. My best friend from up north rented a condo on the Gulf of Mexico, and as we do every year for Thanksgiving, my husband and I packed up the dogs, bought a pre-cooked turkey and relaxed by the [...]

Free books, and a new website!

November 1st, 2016|

HEY. So November is a crazy month for everyone. The election. Thanksgiving. All the food, all the family. The pie. Which means I'll be keeping this post short and sweet because I want you to download ALL THE FREE BOOKS below. It's also the first time I've done a blog post on my new website and [...]

Summer Stories

August 2nd, 2016|

For many, August signals the end of summer. For us here in Florida, it's just another month in a life of endless summer. And yet, it's such an interesting month. A lazy one. A long one. One in which you can get a lot of reading done. I'm releasing the final three episodes of The Story Series, my [...]