Tamara Lush is a Florida-based author and journalist. She’s an RWA Rita finalist, an Amtrak writing fellow and the winner of the George C. Polk award for environmental journalism.

Since 2008, she’s been a reporter with The Associated Press in Florida, covering crime, alligators, natural disasters and politics. Under her real name, Tamara Lush, she writes contemporary romance. Under the name Tara Lush, she writes quirky and sweet cozy mysteries.

She’s a fan of vintage pulp fiction book covers, Sinatra-era jazz, 1980s fashion, tropical chill, kombucha, gin, tonic, seashells, iPhones, Art Deco, telenovelas, street art, coconut anything, strong coffee and newspapers. She lives on the Gulf coast with her husband and two dogs.

Email: tamara@tamaralush.com

For journalism-related matters, please email tlush@ap.org.

Here’s a media kit that includes info on her debut mystery novel, Grounds for Murder:















Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Associates


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