Creative Nonfiction and Women's Fiction Writer and Reader
Florida Writers Association (FWA) Member
FWA RPLA Contest Submission Coordinator
Florida Writers Foundation (FWF) Board Member
FWF Silent Auction Chair
Women's Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) Member
WFWA Rising Star Award Judge
FWA RPLA Contest Judge
Hi, welcome. I'm Tami.
I write and read and volunteer for literacy and writing organizations.
I enjoy sifting
wonderful and repulsive
elements of humanity
into messy, meaningful stories.
In August 2018, I published a memoir with all proceeds going to charitywater.org. Together, my readers and I have helped fund piped well systems and latrines in Mali, providing not only water but education, improved nutrition and gender equality.
Making Space for Me uses fiction elements of present tense and first person. My intended audience for this story was young women in the prime of their decision-making, but also all people who love a good, happy ending.
Writing this story allowed me to connect with and become a better version of myself, but also to connect with those who have had similar experiences or feelings of pain, redemption and joy.
Vibes is a not-so-science-y fiction WIP that I'm thoroughly in love with and crying over: The (true) recent discovery of Denisovan DNA, the (possible) genetic relationship with the primary characteristics of autism, and the (fictitious) related plans of some leaders of the Mormon Church, disrupt an ex-Mormon family’s life.
Lesbianity is the story of a Mormon wife and mother who realizes and declares her sexual preference for women and how that clashes with her family and faith.
I continue to add to The Whiting Album, the memoir chapbook illustrating the story of our marriage and family life.