Tamara Merrill has three happy places; reading, writing and painting. When she was a child, she thought she’d grow up to live in a loft in Manhattan and spend her time doing all three. Tamara hasn’t done that but she does live in a lovely place, Coronado, CA. And, Tamara does read, write and paint.
During the 60’s and 70’s, Tamara published multiple short stories in the popular women’s magazines of that era. But then the need for cash intervened and she took a “real job” and stopped writing fiction. Fortunately for readers of literary fiction she is writing again.
Tamara’s newest book, Shadows in our Bones, is historical fiction. Based on, real people and real events, this book explores the impact that a racial incident in Maine, 1912, has had on the descendants and on society even until today. DNA testing, racial tension, family dynamics, and eugenics are all examined in this award-winning read.
Tamara is also known for the Augustus Family Trilogy - a family saga that evolves over time from 1937 to 1980. FAMILY LIES 1937-1944, FAMILY MATTERS 1944-1960, and FAMILY MYTHS 1960-1980. Her short stories appear in anthologies and on line.
Tamara is available to speak at book clubs, writers and readers events, and teaches writing skills in the adult education arena. Learn more about Tamara at: www.tamaramerrill.com Follow her on Faceback TamaraMerrillAuthor or on Instagram @tmerrillauthor