"...a resilient and hopeful 50+ woman, who creates and connects with color and words. When life gets deep, she has a strong desire to write and paint it out. Addiction, regret, weight loss, grey divorce & separation--grey hair. You may find something helpful here for your own life, with empathy and compassion."
Writer and Painter
Florida Writers Association (FWA) Member
FWA RPLA Competition 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 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.